Mayoral Race


Welcome to a WBOI special program presenting the 2019 Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life. Arts United, PBS39, the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne have partnered to produce a town hall style discussion with Democratic Incumbent Mayor Tom Henry and Republican challenger, Tim Smith. Bruce Haines, General Manager of PBS39, will serve as the moderator for the event, and the discussion was recorded on Oct. 18 at the Auer Auditorium in the Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne.


Our August News Roundup on WBOI Presents features election analysis, a look at a new downtown attraction and conversations with reporters from around the state. 

During the month of January, northeast Indiana experienced record cold weather that kept us inside, cancelled government functions and filled our social media with pictures of snow, ice and fluffy hats. 

For our look-back at the news of the month, we spoke with an atmospheric scientist and checked in with government reporters about what they covered.  We also interviewed a political scientist from South Bend about Mayor Pete Buttigieg's chances in the presidential primary.

Republican at-large councilman John Crawford officially filed to run for mayor of Fort Wayne in the 2019 municipal elections.