Blazey elated to serve as Madison Township Trustee


Scott Blazey was standing on the court after a Jasper High School girls basketball game on Tuesday night when he got the news. Blazey coaches the JV team, and the varsity girls had just fallen short to Vincennes Rivet in a 52-41 loss. Standing on the court after the defeat he got word from his wife, Darla.


He won.

Blazey, a Republican, defeated democratic opponent Bret Collignon to secure the role of Madison Township Trustee by a tally of 935-405.

“I was elated,” Blazey said of his reaction during a phone interview from the team’s bus. “It was a really good feeling. Just overcome with emotion.”

Madison Township consists of Ireland and the west-central section of the county west of Jasper. It includes Ireland and runs west to the Pike County border. According to Herald archives, the duties of a township trustee include distributing relief for the poor, contracting for fire protection and caring for abandoned cemeteries.

Now that he’s been elected, Blazey said his priorities include taking care of the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department and helping the underprivileged.

Collignon said after the results were announced that there is a possibility he’ll run for office again in the future, but said it’s still to early to say. Throwing his hat in the ring was a good experience.

“I got to meet a lot of great people with this whole journey,” Collignon said. “That’s what it is. It’s a journey.”

Blazey has worked as an attorney for 25 years. He has been the Town of Holland’s attorney for 22 years. He graduated from the University of Evansville in 1989 and earned a law degree from the University of Dayton in 1992.

He is a certified family law mediator and was recently appointed to serve on the Mid-States Corridor Regional Development Authority. As a member of the University of Evansville Alumni Club, Blazey helped establish a Dubois County Scholarship program. He is a member and past president of the Dubois County Bar Association, a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and a founding member of the Dubois County Drug Court program.

As he boarded the bus to head home, the trustee-elect said a player stood up and announced that coach had won.

“I got a big cheer from the team,” he said. “So, that was pretty cool.”

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