The Marion County and Perry Township Republican parties have endorsed Shara Hostetler as their candidate for Southport clerk-treasurer.
In making the announcement, the parties said, “Shara’s strong drive and desire to provide for and serve the city make her the person who will bring success to Southport and give residents the very best option: a well-qualified, endorsed candidate who can get the job done.”
Hostetler said she is looking forward to providing servant-style leadership to residents. And by that she means putting herself aside and truly serving the needs of the people first.
“Southport must be preserved and protected, especially on a financial level,” the candidate said. “My passion has always been caring for others. This is an opportunity to strengthen the city and those who live here. For me, there would be no greater honor than to be elected to continue to care for my neighbors and my community in the role of clerk-treasurer. The integrity, professionalism and positive attitude that I offer is one that can bring peace, growth and efficiency back into our beautiful city.”
A five-year Southport resident and a former combat medic with the Indiana Army National Guard, Hostetler has served Marion County as a certified nursing assistant and a medical assistant in skilled nursing and urgent care facilities.
She was certified as an emergency medical technician in 2007 and is a life and health insurance agent. She has worked for nonprofit agencies and as a consultant for the Access to Recovery Grant Program, which assists needy families, single mothers, recovering addicts and veterans. It was during this time that Hostetler became involved with providing inmates the resources to successfully re-enter society.
Her passion for helping others landed her in the role as a correctional officer at Marion County Jail II, where she serves as the administrative secretary for the warden and is an active member of the Security Threat Groups Committee and quality assurance.
While no one job best qualifies her for clerk-treasurer, Hostetler said her accumulative experiences make her a good candidate. “With strength in leadership, citizens of Southport will be secure in knowing where their tax dollars are going and how they benefit them and the community.”
“If elected, I look forward to working effectively with the mayor and the City Council to provide our residents with the best service possible,” said the five-year Southport resident, who attended the College of DuPage in Illinois, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and the University of Indianapolis.
If she has to list her greatest accomplishment, it’s raising her five children. “It is my hope to one day be able to pass Southport’s spirit and tradition on to my children. I hope they can raise their children here.”