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Henry Emphasizes "Momentum" in 2015 Re-election Bid

Virginia Alvino

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry Tuesday officially announced his candidacy for a third term. 

Henry says Fort Wayne has never had a Democratic mayor serve three terms in a row – but he’d like to be the first. He’s seeking re-election for another four-year stint in office.

Henry touts accomplishments the City has seen since he took office seven years ago, including a reduction in overall crime, particularly homicide, an improving unemployment rate, and a significant investment in infrastructure.

The Ash Skyline Plaza and other downtown development point to what the Mayor believes is the City’s “momentum.”

“It’s because of that momentum and vision and excitement that we’re all experiencing now in Fort Wayne," says Henry, "that I ask all of you to allow me to run for a third term as the mayor of the City of Fort Wayne this year.”

Henry won’t run unopposed. In December, Republican City Councilman Mitch Harper told supporters he would seek the mayor’s office as well. 

Wednesday is the official filing date for all candidates to begin throwing their hats in the ring for a mayoral run.