In addition to repairing rocky roads, Greer will likely have to repave a rocky relationship with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. Last July Winnecke asked Greer to resign from his position as EMA director, noting overtime issues and an unauthorized vehicle purchase. Greer says he's put the old controversy in his past.
"I put all that behind me. I'm not gonna go sit in a corner, I'm not gonna hide out. I'm here to help the people. That's it. Bottom line," says Greer.
Meanwhile, the Republican Party is eying the feud wondering how and if it will affect the election. "Would I take that into consideration if I was voting? Yes I would. But the voters will decide on that and how big of an issue that is," says Wayne Parke, Chairman of the Vanderburgh County Republican Party.
Greer will face GOP nominee Bruce Ungethiem in the fall. Ungethiem, who is best known for his leadership of a successful anti-consolidation movement, tells Eyewitness News he's glad to know who he will be facing and looks forward to the November race.
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