Annie Goeller and Michele Holtkamp-Frye are reporting for the Johnson County Daily Journal that there a residency challenge has been filed against Sen. Waltz (R-Greenwood). Unfortunately, the article is behind a subscription wall.
Sen. Brent Waltz’s opponent in this year’s Republican primary [Mike Beeles] is challenging whether Waltz lives in the condominium he rents and instead argues that he lives with his parents in their White River Township home, which is outside Senate District 36.
Waltz denies the allegations, saying that his neighbors haven’t seen him because he gets home late and leaves early; and that his electric bill is only $17 per month because he keeps his thermostat low. A Duke Energy employee said that $17 per month is about the cost to keep a refrigerator running.
In his challenge, Beeles said he knows the condominium is vacant by looking into the windows, the mailbox says the unit is vacant and that the senator lives at his parents’ Center Grove area home.
Beeles is challenging Waltz on the issue because many people seem to know that Waltz doesn’t live in the district, yet no one has ever confronted him on the issue, he said.
“It’s illegal,” Beeles said. “If I have to follow the rules, he has to too.”
On the one hand, the reported facts make Waltz’s story sound fishy. On the other hand, who wants to side with creepy, stalker guy?