October 2018 *Paid for by Steve Jacob for Boone County Council-James Wagoner, Treasurer Steve Jacob, a longtime resident of Boone County, has demonstrated support of school safety since he was first elected to the Boone County Council and helped lead the way for having a Safety Resource Officer (SRO) in every public Boone County School. Jacob promoted and provided the necessary leadership to put more deputies on the street, supporting Sheriff Mike Nielsen\u2019s Five Year Strategic Plan to keep our Boone County community safe. Jacob was honored to be named \u201cBusiness Partner of the Year\u201d by the Zionsville Fire Department for 2017. Jacob worked with Boone County Council and Commissioners, Boone County Law Enforcement offices and Boone County town leaders to implement a Public Safety LIT (Local Income Tax) incentive that paved the way for the crucial funding of today\u2019s county-wide SRO program. \u201cI stand strongly behind the SRO Program, law enforcement and first responders as a councilman,\u201d Jacob expressed. \u201cSheriff Nielsen and I began talking about the school safety issues four years ago. I feel honored to be part of the team that moved the school safety SRO program forward to become a reality and that passed a Safety LIT.\u201d Jacob believes in small government and fiscal responsibility. He will continue to bring efficiencies to local government and protect taxpayer dollars. He understands the importance of and has demonstrated the ability to work with all parties and organizations that are dedicated to making Boone County a county that its residents enjoy living and working in and can be proud of. Jacob understands that there will always be new challenges for the growing county, and there are long-term issues that continue to need the attention of an experienced councilman. He continues to work towards reasonable, long-lasting solutions for the long-term good of Boone County businesses and residents. \u201cI am also proud to work alongside several of our state legislatures, including Senator Boots, Representative Schaibley and Representative Brown, to get legislation passed that will help the mental health issues in Boone County,\u201d Jacob said. \u201cWe have only just scratched the surface on these issues as we are a fast-growing community. It is my job to listen to the professionals on these matters and get the necessary funding to our first responders and experts, so they can do their jobs effectively.\u201d Jacob emphasized that he will continue to foster a culture of transparency and encourage the public to attend meetings. \u201cI will provide data to all who request it and will continue the practice of fostering open and transparent meetings,\u201d he said. \u201cI will continue to work with all town leaders for the betterment of Boone County in creating a healthy economic environment where businesses, including agriculture, continue to grow as well as raise their families here, not just for the current generations but for the future generations to come.\u201d For more information on Steve Jacob for Boone County Council, visit stevejacobforcouncil.com.