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Newly Elected Co Democrat Party Chair Appoints Candidates to Vacant City Ballot

June 28, 2011

06/29/11  Last week Marshall County Democratic Party Chairman, Ryan Ripley, appointed candidates to run for the previously unfilled council seats on the Democratic Party’s ballot.

Former Democratic mayoral primary candidate, Tony Gamble, was appointed to run for the District 2 council seat.  Tony has lived in Plymouth for most of his life.  He and his wife, Faith, are local business owners.  They are the parents of three boys, Cody (13), Parker (10), and Jayden (5).  Tony’s top priorities include economic development, downtown growth, and the expansion of park services.

Shiloh Fonseca was appointed to fill the District 3 seat.  Shiloh was born and raised in Plymouth and is a graduate of Point Park College in Pittsburg, PA.  Her son, Timothy, will be a freshman at Plymouth High School this coming year.  Shiloh is a member of the CWA local 4900, has participated in politics her entire life and is the daughter of former Plymouth City Council Representative, Michelle Livinghouse.  From 2000 -2009, Shiloh served as a city employee in the role of Parks and Recreation Director.

Finally, Matt Miller was appointed to run for the Council At-Large seat.  Matt is a proud alumnus of the Plymouth Community Schools, which prepared him for continued education at Purdue, and Indiana University South Bend.  Matt is an industrial/commercial journeyman wireman. He’s been involved in projects throughout the region including buildings on the University of Notre Dame’s campus, the recent Plymouth High School renovation, and the new Marshall County Jail.

Tony, Shiloh, and Matt join Jeff Houin, Ryan Ripley, and Jim Vinall to round out the Democratic ticket for the coming November city election.

Democratic mayoral candidate Jim Vinall had the following to say about the full council ticket:  “It’s great to see the youth of the community step up and participate in local politics.  My fellow candidates bring diverse backgrounds and experiences to the table that I our city needs.”