Fishers Democrats pick successor for outgoing council member

A caucus of Democratic precinct officials on Sunday chose Crystal Neumann to fill what remains of Samantha DeLong’s term on the Fishers City Council.

DeLong, who was elected in 2019, announced earlier this month that she would be moving away from Fishers and would have to give up her seat as the North Central District representative.

Her terms runs through 2023.

Only two people ran in the caucus: Neumann and Chauna Leigh P. Holder.

Neumann, a Latina and first generation American, currently serves as the assistant provost for the American College of Education in Indianapolis. She has a doctoral degree in business administration.

She will be sworn into office at 6 p.m. Monday at Fishers City Hall.

“Crystal is a uniquely qualified individual who will serve the residents of Fishers well,” Hamilton County Democratic Party Chair Dayna Colbert said in written comments. “We are looking forward to seeing her work alongside fellow Democratic councilor Jocelyn Vare to improve the transparency of the city’s finances and be a strong voice for underrepresented individuals in our community.”

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