BGD Attorney Announces Run for Vanderburgh County Commission Seat
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Alex R. Schmitt recently announced that he will seek a Vanderburgh County Commission seat in next year's Republican primary election, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.
Schmitt is an associate in the firm’s corporate transactional practice group, where he assists with general matters in corporate litigation, commercial law, and estate planning and probate administration. He currently serves on the Vanderburgh Humane Society Board of Directors.
Schmitt will have the support of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, who called him "a bright young guy with a lot of energy." It is a theme echoed by Schmitt himself, who said his candidacy represents "new blood" in the GOP.
"I am a fourth-generation Evansville native and West Sider, and I'd like to be a part of this new step forward and progress for the community," he said. "I'd like to continue to make the community a lot better in the progress that we've been going in the last few years, and be a new generation of leadership, really."
"I see this kind of as a great learning experience now that I have the opportunity to do it," Schmitt said. He also believes taking on his opponent, former Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave, will be a tall order, but a challenge worth tackling.
"I know that, from what we've been kind of gathering, I will have a very uphill battle in terms of a campaign and primary, and I'm excited for it," he said. "I've wanted to give back to the community and do what I can as a leader."