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GOP Mayor Candidate Jocelyn Tandy-Adande

GOP Mayor Candidate Jocelyn Tandy-Adande

GOP Mayor Candidate Chuck Brewer

GOP Mayor Candidate Chuck Brewer

So where actually does Indianapolis Republican Mayor candidate Chuck Brewer live?  Questions have been raised by another Republican mayoral candidate, Jocelyn Tandy-Adande, over the actual legal Marion County residence of Chuck Brewer.  Questions that go to the heart of his truthfulness as a candidate and possible violations of voter law.  In an interview on Afternoons with Amos, Tandy-Adande talked about the challenge she’s filed against Brewer with the Marion County Election Board.  Tandy-Adande questions whether Brewer lives in a Perry Township apartment complex at 623 Slate Drive near Southport High School, or whether he lives in a downtown condo in the old Indianapolis Athletic Club Building at 350 N. Meridian.  Tandy-Adande cites reporting done by local attorney and blogger Gary Welsh on the blog Advance Indiana.  In it questions were raised about Brewer’s legal residence.  Under a new Indiana law, Brewer meets the two year residency requirement to run for Mayor because you can live anywhere in Marion County.  The issue involves the three addresses Brewer has lived since he moved to Indianapolis in 2011.  In that year, Brewer bought a condominium at the old Athletic Club at 350 N. Meridian Street.  he registered to vote from that location that same year.  Then in early 2014 he registered to vote at an address in Perry Township on Dakota Ridge just off Banta Road Between Harding Street and Bluff Road.  Then in the summer of last year, Brewer changed his voter registration to the Slate Drive address.  Meanwhile, he placed his North Meridian Street condo up for sale in late March 2014 and it’s been on the market ever since.  Since purchasing the condo in 2011, Brewer has received a homestead property tax exemption which under Indiana law goes to homeowners who actually live in their owned home address.  In her Afternoons with Amos interview, Jocelyn Tandy-Adande charges that Brewer is now receiving the benefit of the tax exemption while claiming that he doesn’t live in that home.  Tandy-Adande agrees with Welsh that Brewer may actually live in the downtown condo and was using the Slate Drive address in Perry Township to initially run for a City-County Council office.  Registering to vote from a location not your residence is a violation of Indiana law election law and is a felony.  It’s something that occurred to former Secretary of State Charlie White.  Tandy-Adande says she’s challenging Brewer because candidates for Mayor should uphold and obey the law.  The Election Board will consider the matter in a couple of weeks.  Click the Media Player to Hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview with Mayor Candidate Jocelyn Tandy-Adande’s Challenge to Mayor Candidate Chuck Brewer. Runs 11 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One.

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