MCDP Endorsement

February 10, 2019

Honored to be endorsed for Indianapolis City/County Council District 7 at the 2/9/19 Marion County Democratic convention. Proud to join a great team of candidates and leaders!


An Important Year for Indianapolis

January 20, 2019

2019 is an important year for Indianapolis. The arrival of the municipal elections reminds us that there is much we can accomplish to move our city forward — working to ensure that Indy is the kind of place where our children will succeed and our neighborhoods thrive. 

I am running to return to the City/County Council because I am committed to moving a results-focused agenda forward. During my last term, I was honored to serve as Council Vice President to then President Maggie Lewis. In my time on the Council, I led the way and passed proposals to revitalize Tarkington Parkto create the Indianapolis Pre-K Programto pass our city’s smoke-free ordinanceand oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

 While meaningful progress has been made, there is much left to accomplish. 

 I am known as a leader who works to achieve the priorities of the neighborhoods I represent. As the District 7 Councilor, I will work hard, listening carefully to neighborhoods, and to create an agenda we can all rally behind focused on quality of life improvements, addressing the needs of low income families, and ensuring infrastructure needs are achieved. 

Neighbors for Barth Event Set for 9.27.18

September 3, 2018

You are Invited to an event to support

John Barth for City/County Council, District 7

Neighbors for Barth

Time: 5:30 – 7:00

Date: September 27, 2018

Place:Happy Brewing Co. 3902 N. Illinois St.

Join Co-Hosts:

Juan Gonzalez, Jordan Seeder, Pablo Svirsky, Neil Bloede, Michael McKillip, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Clark Kirkman, Anna Kirkman, and Catherine Clements

Suggested donation:

$25.00, $50.00, $100

Please make checks out to “John Barth for Council.” Authorized by the “John Barth for Council” campaign, Doran Moreland, Treasurer. Donations are not tax deductible.


Barth Campaign Logo



April 15, 2018

Join Co-Hosts:

Keith Cheney, Cindy and Pat Collier, Andrew Cullen, Christie Gillespie, Pam Hickman, Keith Johnson, Laurel Judkins, Doran Moreland, Wayne Moss, Aaron Schaler, Russ Sipes, Mary Ann Sullivan, Debra Simmons Wilson  

For an Event to Support:

  John Barth for Council, District 7

Time:     5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Date:     Thursday, May 10, 2018

Place:     Cindy and Pat Collier’s 5252 Broadway Street  

Suggested donation: $25.00 (all in!), $50.00 (let’s get it done!) $100 (Get JB back on Council!)

 Please make checks out to “John Barth for Council.” Authorized by the “John Barth for Council” campaign, Doran Moreland, Treasurer. Donations are not tax deductible.

John Barth for City/County Council

March 15, 2018

When Amazon chose Indianapolis as a finalist for a new HQ, our city became part of important conversations around the country and around the world. Many people are working hard to promote our region, but we have not put our best foot forward. Instead of seeing the dynamic city we are, observers see TV and newspapers focused on City/County Council coups, counter coups and sheriffs deputies escorting trusted employees out of the building.

We need to keep our focus on what’s important for our city’s future.

That is why I will run for City-County Council, District 7 in 2019 with one goal: to focus on proposals that move our city forward.

The City/County Council must create an agenda to move our city forward, listening to the needs of our citizens, responding to their priorities – and taking action.

This is not a new approach. During my first term, as an at-large member, I served as Vice President of the City/County Council and am proud of many things I accomplished, including: 

· The stunning revitalization of Tarkington Park;

· Creation of the Indianapolis Pre-K Program;

· Overcoming a veto to pass our city’s smoke-free ordinance; and

· A Resolution to oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Working together, across party lines to make Indianapolis shine in this defining moment must be our priority. During my Council term, I successfully worked with neighborhoods, business groups and members of both political parties. As a councillor, I will work to get back to that way of doing the peoples’ business