Drew Markel has been a Jackson County resident his entire life. He graduated from Brownstown Central High School in 2000. He then earned his Bachelors Degree from Indiana State University in Industrial Technology. Drew has since earned both his Masters and Ed.S. degrees in school leadership. 


Drew is currently the Principal and Technology Director at the Crothersville Community School Corporation. He also farms in Jackson County during the summer months with his father in law. Drew also enjoys working with companies building strategic I.T. plans and consulting. 

Drew has always taken a strong interest in local governance and policy. Being actively involved in civic and political issues for the past few years, I have sought to create effective and positive change in Jackson County. I have had the opportunity to work with many great leaders in Jackson County to build a greater community for families. My family and I now feel that the time has come for me to offer myself as a servant in the public arena. I am hopeful that I can bring some common sense ideas straight from the people to Jackson County Government.


Of the different levels of government, local government has the most immediate effect on people’s lives. Also, people are more likely to participate more directly in local government because their elected officials are so readily accessible. Being a county commissioner provides me an opportunity to deal with people’s most immediate problems, which are often the ones that affect everyone. And sometimes just providing individual constituent service, such as repairing a road, can be rewarding. A commissioner who does a good job provides a true public service and is a leader in the community.

As you can see, I enjoy serving the people of this great county.  We are at a pivotal moment in the future of our County.  We have momentum building with long-term investments and commitments from industry, community organizations, and community leaders, bringing the potential for growth and change. Jackson County needs motivated leaders that are willing to do the work to keep Jackson County on top.