Major seeks county council District 3 seat

From Local Sources

Deborah Major has filed to seek the Democratic nomination to the Dubois County Council, District 3 seat.


District 3 includes Columbia, Hall, Ferdinand, Jackson, Jefferson and Marion townships.

She has lived in Ferdinand for 18 years with her husband of 35 years, Raymond. They have three adult children: Woodrow, Eli and Kathryn.

Major has a bachelor’s degree in food, nutrition and institutional management from the University of Alabama. She is retired after 38 years of institutional management. She has served in hospitals, industry and higher education, including as food service director at Person Memorial Hospital in North Carolina, Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, GE Appliance Park, and Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. She developed institutional budgets, revenue-generating projects, management policies, and has experience with analyzing budgets, sales, accounting and payroll functions, as well as personnel hiring, development and training.

“I am fiscally conservative and believe that all spending be subject to well-reasoned cost-benefit analysis,” Major said. “I look forward to serving the citizens of Dubois County on the County Council.”

Major has chaired fundraising committees for the Forest Park Marching Rangers and the Fund for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky. She has also served on the boards of the American Red Cross and the Easter Seals Foundation in Jeffersonville, and completed leadership training in Clark County.

She developed and taught a class at a community college in Roxboro, North Carolina and was a first aid instructor for first responders in Person County, North Carolina. She currently volunteers at the Ferdinand Branch Library and with the Friends of the Library. She is a member and volunteers for the Ferdinand Historical Society.

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