Black clergy, who often carry significant influence with African American voters, say it’s time for a Black mayor. But several told IBJ they are not prepared to say the Black faith community will support any of the Black candidates over Hogsett until they learn more about them.
Pastor James Jackson running as Republican candidate for mayor
James Jackson, pastor of Fervent Prayer Church at 10512 E. 38th St., says he plans to focus on public safety and education in his campaign.Read More
Hogsett, wife in quarantine after potential COVID-19 contact
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and his wife, Steph, had close contact with a person last weekend who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, according to the mayor’s office.Read More
Pandemic, violence put Indy downtown at crossroads
The one-two punch of the pandemic and protest-related violence raises questions about whether downtown can recover. Experts and community leaders say yes—but only with concerted effort and strong leadership.Read More
City to remove Confederate memorial in Garfield Park
The decision comes nearly three years after city officials began debating the appropriateness of its placement.Read More
Community engagement consultant Gregory Meriweather on Tuesday officially formed a campaign committee to seek the Democratic nomination for mayor of Indianapolis, setting up a contested primary against incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett and State Rep. Robin Schackleford.
The intensifying Republican dominance of statewide politics and heightened Democrat popularity in Indianapolis raise questions about how or when the opposing party can ever win a statewide or citywide seat.
State Rep. Robin Shackleford said she would make an “important announcement about her political future.” Should she run for mayor, it would set up a potential Democratic primary contest against Mayor Joe Hogsett, who has yet to say whether he will seek a third term.
Recent developments, including the prospect of a contested Democratic primary for mayor, could prompt Hogsett to announce his decision sooner rather than later.
Shackleford’s candidacy would set up a potential Democratic primary battle with Mayor Joe Hogsett, who has yet to disclose his future political plans.
IBJ reporter Mickey Shuey (in for vacationing host Mason King) talks with Vaughn about what he’s learned during his eight years as president of the Indiana Sports Corp. and why he’s leaving to take a job in the tech sector.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Wednesday announced turnover in the positions of chief of staff and deputy mayor of neighborhood engagement.
Mayor Joe Hogsett has promoted Anne Mullin O’Connor—a longtime public servant in local and state government—to be the city’s corporate counsel, essentially his administration’s top attorney.
Chief of Staff Thomas Cook told IBJ in an email that the “weekend post was intended to be a joke about my relationship with my coworkers, not anyone else. I took it down when I saw people were misinterpreting things.”
In 1983, a chess team from IPS School No. 27 took on an elite private school from Manhattan in the National Elementary School Chess Championship—and won.
Plus, hear from Mayor Joe Hogsett, who spoke to IBJ’s editorial board last month about some of the very problems Bires is concerned about for downtown.
In this photo taken July 2, 1983, Indianapolis Mayor William Hudnut speaks at the United Northwest Area annual picnic and explains how federal Urban Reinvestment Task Force programs would provide money to rehabilitate homes in the neighborhood, as
Altogether, more than 50 restaurants across the city have submitted applications to expand outdoor dining, including four on Broad Ripple Avenue and five on Illinois Street.
The theft of government funds charge unsealed Monday alleges Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler accepted the bribe from an unidentified company in exchange for the awarding of public works projects in Muncie.
IBJ talked with incumbent Democrat Joe Hogsett and his Republican challenger, Jim Merritt, about why they’re running for mayor, what they’ve learned about themselves in the process and how they’ll tackle crime, neighborhood development, crime and more.
Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt says his campaign for mayor has taken him to places and introduced him to people in the city he never knew before—an experience he wants to continue if he’s elected.
Talking with people, he said, is key to finding solutions to difficult problems.
Democratic Mayor Joe Hogsett says if he’s elected to serve a second term, he hopes “that prosperity can be shared by more people in Marion County than has been the case in the past.”
Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt, Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett and Libertarian Douglas McNaughton specifically addressed the eminent domain issue at Monday night’s Indianapolis mayoral debate.
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.