Rob Burgess

Writer - Local Government and Justice

Bio

My background is that I'm the fourth generation in my family to work as a journalist. I also have a degree from Indiana University in Elementary Education. My wife, Ash, and I have two children, Harper, 4, and Emerald, 1.

Home town

Mitchell, IN

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There are now nearly two dozen announced Democratic presidential candidates, and one of them is coming to the Hoosier state this weekend. California Rep. Eric Swalwell will hold a town hall on Sunday in Columbus.

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If I'm a journalist, and if I'm having this much trouble finding basic biographical information about you, how are the rest of the citizens you seek to represent supposed to make an informed decision?

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After all the ballots were counted, there were few surprises to be found in the results of the 2019 Marion County municipal primary election on Tuesday, May 7. All of the Indianapolis City-County Council and mayoral candidates endorsed by the Marion County Democratic and Republican parties came away victorious.

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In early April 2019, we asked NUVO readers to submit and then vote upon the questions they most wanted answered by Indianapolis City-County Co…

These distinctions matter. I would argue they matter more in local politics than in national races because the decisions they make once elected to office will affect people's daily lives much more directly. So, vote, is what I'm saying.

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District 21 of the Indianapolis City-County Council covers the near south side of the city. Incumbent Democrat Frank Mascari first won his seat in 2015. He will face Republican challenger Tyler Richardson in the general election.

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Rob Burgess

Thanks so much for reading and responding! It means a lot to know you found it useful.

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Rob Burgess commented on 2019 Primary Voters Guide

You're welcome! Glad you found it informative.

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Rob Burgess commented on 2019 Primary Voters Guide

Hello,

Thanks for reading and responding. The reason we were not able to publish stories about those districts is because none of the candidates on the primary election ballot in those races returned answers after multiple attempts over the course of several weeks via phone, email, and…

Rob Burgess

Thanks for reading and responding, Nancy! Hopefully people will think twice before making this problem worse in the future!

Rob Burgess

Thanks for your help with this story, Deb! I love how it all came full circle. And, yeah, the minute someone tells me I can't read something, it makes me want to read it even more!

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Rob Burgess commented on 2019 Primary Voters Guide: District 3

Thanks for the clarification, Tim. I just updated the story.

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Hello, thanks for reading and responding. I have often wondered the same: https://www.nuvo.net/voices/burgess-must-indiana-always-be-among-the-last/article_baf66336-3b61-11e9-a57b-43a76ece803d.html

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Rob Burgess commented on This Week in News

We've had some great responses. Thanks so much for reading and responding!

Rob Burgess

Hello, thanks so much for reading and responding! I recognize that I have a bias when it comes to Weezer, so my thoughts may be skewed. I'm glad you're enjoying it, though. I will definitely check out The Black Album.

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Rob Burgess commented on The Story of Chaney Lively

Thanks so much for reading and responding!