|U.S. Senate||Dan Coats|
|U.S. Senate||Joe Donnelly|
|U.S. House of Representatives||Larry Bucshon|
STATE OF INDIANA
|Indiana Governor||Mike Pence|
|Indiana Lt. Governor||Sue Ellspermann|
|Indiana Attorney General||Greg Zoeller|
|Indiana Auditor of State||Tim Berry|
|Indiana Secretary of State||Connie Lawson|
|Indiana Treasurer||Richard Mourdock|
|Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction||Glenda Ritz|
|Indiana Courts||Chief Justice Brent Dickson|
INDIANA STATE LEGISLATORS
Indiana House of Representatives
|District 74||Lloyd Arnold|
Indiana State Senate
|District 47||Richard D. Young|
|PERRY COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS|
|Perry County Commissioners|
|Tom Hauser, President|
|Bill Amos, Vice President|
|Perry County Council|
|Alan Cassidy, President|
|Ron Crawford Sr.|
|Stan Goffinet, Vice President|
|Chester Mathena, Vice President|
|Perry County Assessor||Mendy Lassaline|
|Perry County Auditor||Connie Berger|
|Perry County Clerk||Jean Schulthise|
|Perry County Recorder||Mary Lee Smith|
|Perry County Sheriff||Lee Chestnut|
|Perry County Treasurer||Judy Pund|
|Perry County Coroner||Charlie Baumeister|
|Perry County Judge||Judge Lucy Goffinet|
|Perry County Prosecutor||S. Rod Acchiardo|
|Perry County Surveyor||Zach DeSpain|
|TELL CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS|
|Tell City Mayor||Barbara Ewing|
|Tell City Clerk Treasurer||Jenny Richter|
|Tell City Common Council|
|Chris Cail; 1st Ward|
|Julie Kohnert; 2nd Ward|
|Gerald Yackle; 3rd Ward - President|
|Gary Morton; 4th Ward|
|Tony Hollinden; At-Large|
|TOWN OF TROY ELECTED OFFICIALS|
|Troy Clerk Treasurer||Betty Linne|
|Troy Town Board|
|Gary Palmer, President|
|CANNELTON ELECTED OFFICIALS|
|Cannelton Mayor||Mary Snyder|
|Cannelton Clerk Treasurer||Arvina Bozarth|
|Cannelton Common Council|
|Lynn Fulkerson; 1st Ward|
|Jack Harris; 2nd Ward|
|Kim Nugent; 3rd Ward|
|Emory Yaggi; 4th Ward|
|Melvin McBrayer; At-Large-President|
Indiana's form of government is closely modeled on the federal government with three branches: executive, legislative and judicial.
The Governor, elected for a four-year term, heads the executive branch. The General Assembly, the legislative branch, consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Indiana's fifty State Senators are elected for four-year terms and one hundred State Representatives for two-year terms. In odd-numbered years, the General Assembly meets in a sixty-one day session. In even-numbered years, the Assembly meets for thirty session days.
The judicial branch consists of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and local circuit courts. On the national level, Indiana is represented in Congress by two Senators and nine Representatives.
The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.
The county council is the fiscal body of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.
Board of Commissioners:
The executive and legislative body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.
The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to terms of four years. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.
The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serve terms of four years and oversee different parts of the county government. Members elected to any county government position are required to declare a party affiliation and be a resident of the county.
Perry County is part of Indiana's 9th congressional district and is currently represented in Congress by Democrat Baron Hill.