According to the poll, conducted by Mason Strategies for Indy Politics, 57% of voters say they would vote for Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett while only 23% say they would vote for Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt.
The two major political party candidates for mayor of Indianapolis took the stage Monday night in a what black leaders called a historic discussion on issues facing their community.
Mayor Joe Hogsett apologized “to anyone who I have offended” about his initial responses when asked about having a black agenda and said he—along with anyone running for mayor of Indianapolis—does need support from the black community.
Even though her background is in Democratic politics, Shaheed-Young says the organization will be nonpartisan.
Central Indiana elected officials want to create a formal organization that could combine regional resources to pursue transformational projects.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt’s campaign made several moves Tuesday that could help it win support from the black voting community.
Republican Susie Cordi, who was elected to the council in 2015 and is not seeking re-election this year, is featured in a radio ad released Monday by the campaign for Democratic incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett
Some state lawmakers want to require paper tickets, but event organizers say they can easily be manipulated and duplicated. Digital ticketing reduces fraud, they say.
Josh Owens, one of three Democrats hoping to challenge Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb next year, said he would cap the state’s rainy day fund and put the excess funds into an endowment to support public education. He also wants to phase out school vouchers.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt announced Thursday that he would ask Bill Benjamin, a former Democratic candidate for Marion County Sheriff and former IMPD deputy chief, to serve as the head of the IMPD because “the issues are bigger than party.”
In a statement, Beth Henderson said she’s running because she cares about the district and wants to be a voice for its residents in Washington, D.C.
Between the EPA loan and funding from the Indiana State Revolving Fund, more than $900 million will be invested in 28 projects. Indianapolis is the biggest beneficiary.
A mental health services and addiction-treatment center planned for the city’s new Community Justice Campus will open years ahead of the new jail and courthouse facilities, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Wednesday.
Residents in Marion County will be determining the next mayor of Indianapolis and 25 City-County Council races. Several races in Hamilton County are also contested.
Steve Braun, a former commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and brother of U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, said he was “frustrated and disappointed to have to suspend my campaign at this critical juncture.”
A broad coalition of faith-based groups, black elected officials and civic leaders are turning to this year’s mayoral race as an avenue for bold discussions about racial problems.
Several Democrats told IBJ that party leaders have recently removed precinct committeemen and women who would have supported a candidate for prosecutor that isn’t backed by Mayor Joe Hogsett. The precinct committeemen and women will meet in a caucus Saturday to choose Curry’s successor.
Chuck Dietzen is the fifth Republican to launch a campaign for the seat, which is being vacated by Republican Susan Brooks. So far, four Democrats are running on the other side of the ticket.
The Indiana Family Institute and the American Family Association of Indiana filed the legal challenge to the so-called “fix” given to Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.