Greg & Heather

HOME LIFE

I was born and raised in Monroe County, graduated from Indiana University and married Heather. We have three children, four grandchildren and two dogs.

WORK LIFE

I have worked at a Bloomington land surveying company as the IT Admin and CAD Manager since 2000. I have also owned and operated four Bloomington townhomes prior to selling them in the 2020 housing market boom.

WHY SHOULD YOU VOTE FOR ME?

Ban Involuntary Annexation

Greg Knott's home was INVOLUNTARILY ANNEXED two decades ago. Knott will author a bill to let homeowners choose whether to pursue voluntary annexation. This will prevent cities like Bloomington from wasting millions of dollars in annexation battles with county residents.

BAN INVOLUNTARY ANNEXATION




Greg Knott's home was involuntarily annexed two decades ago. Knott will author a bill to let homeowners choose whether to pursue voluntary annexation. This will prevent cities like Bloomington from wasting millions of dollars in annexation battles with county residents.

REFORM THE LOCAL OPTION INCOME TAX


Reform the Local Option Income Tax so that all voters get a chance to reject Bloomington's Climate Tax in a countywide referendum. Indiana currently allows a simple majority of the Bloomington City Council to force a tax upon workers in Ellettsville, Stinesville and unincorporated areas without representation. Didn't our nation's Founders declare Independence from the British Empire over the issue of Taxation Without Representation? It's a travesty my opponent did not propose a bill to fix this problem last session, and we need to act quickly next session if we are going to stop the city's power play.

REFORM SCHOOL FUNDING SO THAT MORE GOES TO THE CLASSROOM

Reform school funding so that more goes to the classroom, especially raises for teachers, and less goes to everything else - especially lavish athletics facilities that have nothing to do with academics. Lavishly spending on athletics is great, as long as it comes from boosters voluntarily rather than out of teachers' paychecks and taxpayers' pockets. Again, the legislature missed a great opportunity to bypass the District Administrators and increase teacher pay directly last session. We are losing great teachers to other careers and other States as a result of the Statehouse's negligence.

IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY



Improve Public Safety – per Bloomington's 2020 Public Safety Report, rape is up 55% (to 85 in 2019), aggravated assaults are up 27%, robberies are up 12%. Yet, Indiana isn't even testing all of the Rape Kits submitted by investigators. Per EndTheBacklog.org, 4980 rape kits in Indiana remain untested, and there is no commitment, mandate or funding to test this massive backlog. Other jurisdictions that have eliminated their backlogs have had great success in getting these serial criminals off the street and reducing crime. It is past time for to Indiana follow suit, and make public safety a priority. Parts of Indianapolis are not safe for students, even in daylight hours.

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GREG KNOTT PLEDGES TO SUPPORT CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS
March 20, 2020For immediate releaseMarch 20, 2020Contact: Scott Tillman, U.S. Term LimitsPhone: (321) 345-7455stillman@termlimits.comGreg Knott Pledges to Support Congressional Term LimitsWashington, D.C. – U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. 2020 Indiana house candidate Greg Knott (district 62), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge. Knott is the first signer in this race. The primary election is scheduled for May 5, 2020.USTL President, Philip Blumel, commented on Knott’s pledge saying, “Greg’s support of term limits shows that there are individuals who are willing to listen to the majority of voters who want term limits. America needs a Congress that will be served by citizen legislators, not career politicians.”The U.S. Term Limits pledge is provided to candidates and members of state legislatures. It reads, “I pledge that, as a member of the state legislature, I will cosponsor, vote for, and defend the resolution applying for an Article V convention for the limited purpose of enacting term limits on Congress.”In the 1995 case, Thornton v. U.S. Term Limits, the Supreme Court of the United States opined that only a Constitutional Amendment could limit the terms of U.S. Senators and House Representatives. According to Nick Tomboulides, Executive Director of USTL, the best chance of imposing term limits on Congress is through an Article V Proposal Convention of state legislatures.“The Constitution allows for amendments to be proposed by either 2/3 of Congress or 2/3 of the states. While we’d like for Congress to take the high road and propose term limits on itself, our goal is to trigger the latter, a national convention specifically for a term limits amendment,” claims Tomboulides. “That is why it is important to get buy-in from state legislators,” he added. Once proposed, the amendment must be ratified by 38 states.Blumel noted, “More than 82% of Americans have rejected the career politician model and want to replace it with citizen leadership. The way to achieve that goal is through a congressional term limits amendment. Greg knows this and is willing to work to make sure we reach our goal.”According to a 2018 nationwide poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, term limits enjoys wide bipartisan support. McLaughlin’s analysis states, “Support for term limits is broad and strong across all political, geographic and demographic groups. An overwhelming 82% of voters approve of a Constitutional Amendment that will place term limits on members of Congress.”View Knott’s signed pledge here.###___________________________________U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.Filed Under: Pledge Press Releases


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