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Cites low taxes and development as priorities

By Scotty McDaniel

Donna Eaton has filed to run for a third term on the Shelbyville City Council.

Eaton, currently the only woman on the council, said in a prepared statement that she has never voted for a tax increase on city citizens, and she wants to continue that record.

“My major goal for the future, if re-elected, is to continue to keep taxes low on working families,” she said.

During her two terms, Eaton has participated on a council that ensured that the city stayed in good financial conditions, while still managing to improve city services, including adding to firefighter and police staffs to improve emergency response and decrease the city’s crime rate.

If she is elected again, she said she hopes to help guide the city in its development.

“I believe we need to continue to recruit quality business and industry for good jobs for our citizens,” she said.

Two projects she said she’d like to see developed are the community center in Martinsville and the downtown Shelbyville City Center.

“The success of the downtown conference center will provide jobs, educational opportunities, and new revenues to help keep taxes low,” she said.

Eaton has lived in Shelbyville for 32 years and works for H & R Block as a Master Tax Advisor and Enrolled Agent. She and her husband, David, have two grown children, Carol and Matthew, and just had a new grandchild, Elijah Matthew Eaton.