Former Indianapolis City-County Councilor Jefferson Shreve will take Jeff Miller's vacant seat on the council. Marion County Republican Party leaders met Tuesday night to conduct the election.
Shreve represented District 23 on the council for three years, from 2013 to 2016. Now he’ll represent District 16, which includes Fountain Square and Old Southside.
He says his experience running a business, and serving on the city’s Metropolitan Development Commission, prepared him to serve an area full of economic growth.
“Part of why I wanted to jump back in and do this," Shreve says. "I’m just excited about the district in particular, and its upside potential for our city.”
Shreve replaces Miller, who resigned last month before he pleaded guilty to four felony counts in a child touching case.
Shreve runs a storage company, and has served on a number of boards at Indiana University.
His new role as councilor is effective immediately. He says he can't guarantee whether he'll run again after the term ends in 2019. But he says he doesn't want to be a "seat warmer."