Mike Goebel for County Council 2004
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I am a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana and a graduate of Mater Dei High School. While holding a full time night shift job, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies from USI (ISUE) in 1974. I received my Masterís Degree in History from Indiana State University in 1978.

My daughter, Mackenzie, graduated with honors from IU's Kelley School of Business and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with husband Chris, son Zeke and new daughter Lucy. My son, Zachary "Bo", graduated as a 1st Team All-American football player from Georgetown in 2012. He then joined the US Army where he graduated from OCS and Ranger School. Captain Goebel was deployed to Iraq in 2016-17. Upon his return, Captain Bo served in the Old Guard, Escort to the President in Washington, DC. Bo is currently stationed at Ft Benning, GA where he resides in Columbus with his wife Tara, son Camden and new daughter Georgia.

My wife, Melanie, is an outstanding veteran teacher at Holy Rosary School; both she and I were nominated as candidates for the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (sponsored by the Evansville Courier and Press and the University of Evansville). Melanie's children live in Indianapolis, Houston, and Salt Lake City.

I thoroughly enjoy, as I have for many years, teaching government and history at Mater Dei High School. I have served as Social Studies Department Chairman for 17 years. I have also been fortunate to coach IHSAA state championship teams in the sports of football and wrestling.

Serving as your councilman has been a challenging and fulfilling experience.  I am proud of my record on Council and I will be honored to serve another term on the Vanderburgh County Council.