Author: Mike Corbett

The Truth About My Campaign Finances

Regarding the letter from Rich Breyer (Noblesville voter wants Corbett to tell the truth) in yesterday’s Reporter. Mr. Breyer says I “disguised” contributions but that’s absolutely untrue. I reported these contributions from individual citizens of Noblesville (plus one from Indianapolis and my Mom who lives in Colorado) exactly as the law demands. Had these been businesses seeking influence and donating from their corporate accounts, the business names would have been clearly recorded. You don’t find those records in my financial reports because, as I’ve always said, I don’t take money from special interests or people that do business with the city. That was as true before the election as it is today.
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A Self Made Business Man

I’ve been managing businesses for 25 years. After starting in journalism, I switched to sales and management because there seemed to be more opportunities for advancement. I sold newspaper advertising for a few years and was eventually promoted to Advertising Manager at the Concord Monitor in Concord, NH, a family-owned newspaper. In the mid-90’s we moved back to the Midwest and I ran the advertising departments for the Winona Read More

Responsible Development Is Not Anti-Development

I have been outspoken against our career politicians habit of doling out tax abatements and other incentives to well-established and profitable companies that seek to build on desirable land. This practice forfeits your tax dollars for small amounts of growth that these companies could arguably achieve on their own without corporate welfare.

I spoke out because as a citizen of this city I see how my friends and neighbors are struggling a little more with the passing of each new “fee”, school board imposed referendum, utility increase, and so on. As a Read More

Building A Values-Based Community

Building A Values-Based Community

Over the past three weeks I’ve explained what improved transparency looks like, how historic preservation can be an economic development strategy and how City Hall is letting down the Noblesville taxpayer.

The fourth principle of my campaign is to maintain our small-town values, emphasizing responsible development with a preference Read More

Respecting the Taxpayer

Respecting the Taxpayer

My campaign is based on five key principles. Each week I take a deep dive into one of the five principles. Over the past two weeks I’ve explained what improved transparency looks like and how historic preservation can be an economic development strategy.

The third principle is a greater respect for the Read More

Creating An Active Community

Creating An Active Community

I walk for at least 30 minutes every day. I started this routine when I started putting on  a few pounds. When the weather is nicer I get out on my bicycle whenever I can as well. Finding ways to exercise doesn’t come naturally…you have to be purposeful.

For instance, I have a post office box for my business and I check it almost daily. I used to drive there…now I walk. Kroger is about the same distance in the other direction so I

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