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 Master’s 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 and their new son "Zeke".   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.  Lieutenant Goebel is stationed at Ft Campbell with the 101st Airborne and was deployed to Iraq in April 2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  Bo and fiancé Tara reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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 and Houston.

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 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.