In 2020, I pledged to each of you that I would be the change that was needed in Steuben County government to move Steuben County forward. I promised to serve each of you as fairly and impartially as possible, as well as represent ALL residents of Steuben County. I feel that I have kept that promise.
While we have accomplished much in the past three years, my task is not complete as there are so many more issues facing us in the days ahead. From my early days on the Indiana State Police to serving our county as commissioner, I have always considered myself as a public servant.
I work for YOU!
I am in touch with my constituents daily and make myself available 24/7 whenever there is a need. I take great pride in answering your questions, taking phone calls, making site visits, and just interacting with the public.
I thank you for placing your trust in me over the past nine years as a county councilman and as a commissioner. While we have accomplished much, there is so much more to do to keep Steuben County as the shining star that we are in our state.
Today, I am officially announcing my candidacy for a second and final term as your Commissioner for the Middle District and I humbly ask for your vote in May 2024.
You will always know where I stand – for YOU, the people of Steuben County.
Kenneth L. (Ken) Shelton
Ken served on the Steuben County Council for seven years prior to being elected as commissioner. He also is President of Shelton Investigations, LLC Angola and has held many offices in professional organizations, including National Director of the National Association of Legal Investigators. He is a member of the 101 Lakes Kiwanis service organization and has served on various not for profit boards, including Turning Point Homeless Shelter and 4-County Transitional Living. Ken is a member of the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Karen are active community volunteers and are members of the local Gideon Camp, where he is serving as Camp President currently.
Ken listens to his constituents. He is always ready to hear from the residents in our community. He strongly feels that he was elected to represent all the people of Steuben County and makes himself available 24/7 to hear their concerns and their needs. As when he served the Indiana State Police, he identifies himself as a public servant, not a politician.
Economic development is very high on Ken's priority list, including community growth and stability. He knows that to grow and keep our youth here in our county, we must have well-paying jobs, affordable housing, childcare, and recreational amenities to offer. He is a proud graduate of Tri-State (now Trine) University and is thrilled at the collaboration being developed with the city/county, Trine and Cameron Hospital. He is a strong supporter of the Poka Bache Trails project.