On his blog Monday, Roger Baylor announced that he plans to run for one of the three at-large seats on the New Albany council.
Baylor is co-owner of the New Albanian Brewing Company. He’s also a frequent progressive voice in southern Indiana politics, often speaking out against the current Ohio River Bridges Project. Baylor writes a column for the New Albany News and Tribune. The column will go on hiatus after this Thursday as Baylor seeks office.
Baylor will be one of several Democrats running. He’ll face:
Shirley Baird, Brad Bell, Garretson Lane, Doug England, John Gonder, Captain Frank Road and Patty Walker.
Gonder is the incumbent. England is the mayor, who recently announced that he planned to leave office. At the time, England said he wanted to spend more time with his family. When asked whether he was done with politics, he said no.
“Oh no I won’t be out of politics,” he said. “I won’t be out of politics. I’ll be doing a lot of helping and a lot of un-helping.”