Butler University senior runs for Frankfort mayor

Butler University

You can tell by the signs and billboards, on almost every street in town, there is an excitement in Frankfort.  Residents, like Jackie Ayers, have never felt anything like it before.

"My father-in-law ran in the 70’s for mayor,” said Ayers.  “It wasn't anything like this.  Nothing compared to this."
 
A lot of the attention is thanks to 23-year-old Chris McBarnes.  The Butler student grew up in Frankfort.  His plan is to graduate - and move into the mayor's office shortly thereafter.

"We are about to pop right now, which is a good thing because election day is tomorrow," said McBarnes.

McBarnes' opponents have attacked not only his age, but his lack of experience.  

The Republican McBarnes faces Democrat Richard Greeno.  Greeno has operated Richard's Bedding and Furniture since 1967, longer than his opponent has been alive.

"Going to college is fantastic, but book smarts is not all it takes,” said Greeno.  “You have got to go down the road of hard knocks and you have got to really do some learning."

"It is not all buzz, it is not all fluffy,” said McBarnes.  “I am a man of substance and I am ready to take that into city hall."

Which candidate, Greeno, or McBarnes will rise to the top and take over the mayor's office?  

The answer to that question will be answered November 8 by the people of Frankfort.    

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