Both candidates running in the Nov. 7 general election for Indianapolis City Council District 14 — Andy Nielsen (D) and Brenda Bishop-Kyle (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“My top priorities as Councillor are to 1) make our streets and sidewalks safer (with a focus on school zone safety) and improve Eastside’s infrastructure; 2) ensure every neighbor feels safe and supported in their community and has an affordable, clean, and safe place to call home; and 3) develop vibrant neighborhoods by supporting small businesses, expanding green spaces and community gathering spaces, and making Indianapolis as inclusive and welcoming as possible. …”
“I have a strong interest on how student social interactions outside of the classroom impacts student outcomes. I want to implement activities that give structure and guidance that positively impact student performance. … To look at the civic infrastructure of District 14 and look at what can be done to improve the safety of neighborhoods.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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