Braun, who lives in Zionsville, filed paperwork making his candidacy official, but he did not make a formal announcement or agree to media interviews. He is expected to kick off his campaign after Labor Day.
John Westercamp’s bid comes as Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill faces an attorney disciplinary action and a civil lawsuit stemming for accusations he drunkenly groped four women at a party in March 2018.
State Sen. Jim Merritt, a Republican running against Mayor Joe Hogsett in this year’s mayoral election, accused Hogsett of “purposely inflating” the number of blighted properties his administration had “improved” in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Republican Mayoral candidate Jim Merritt on Thursday said he regretted his Senate vote for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015 and pledged to support the LGBTQ community if elected mayor.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt said Tuesday that he plans to walk in Saturday’s parade “as a private citizen, not as a candidate for mayor” and that his “intention for walking in the pride parade is to show others that, over time, my opinions have progressed and theirs can as well.”
After an Indiana political newsletter said Indianapolis Mayoral candidate Jim Merritt planned to walk in this weekend’s Indy Pride parade, event organizers said Merritt wasn’t registered and wasn’t welcome anyway.
Incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican Jim Merritt are expected to easily win their primaries in the Indianapolis mayor’s race. In Hamilton County, the races could be more interesting.
Incumbent Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett and GOP challenger Jim Merritt are expected to win their parties’ nominations easily. Meanwhile in Fishers and Carmel, incumbents are fending off primary challenges.
State Sen. Jim Merritt will be able to campaign for mayor full time after the legislative session ends this month, representatives say. In the meantime, Merritt is “very pleased” with his fundraising.
A Carmel mayoral debate Tuesday night mostly focused on the city’s debt load and the administration’s spending, with Mayor Jim Brainard at one point handing his opponent a $10 bill in an attempt to prove a point.
Mayor Hogsett and Council President Vop Osili have decided to pool resources and launch what Democrats say is the first true citywide coordinated campaign in Marion County to re-elect the mayor and expand the party’s majority on the 25-member council.
The mayor and his backers see the city’s transformation as a resounding success. But some residents say it’s been too much, too fast, and has left parts of their community almost unrecognizable.
As the mayor seeks a seventh term, the city owes $1.3 billion, according to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance.
Republican Fred Glynn, who recently was re-elected to the Hamilton County Council, will run against six-term Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard in May's primary.
Jose Evans has decided to not to run for mayor and has thrown his support behind State Sen. Jim Merritt. And City-County Council member Jefferson Shreve, who replaced Jeff Miller last year, won’t seek a return to the council after his current term ends.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has a huge fundraising advantage over his Republican challengers, who are starting their campaigns with bank accounts in the four-figure range.
Messer will co-lead the firm’s federal advocacy team with FaegreBD principal Ted Bristol, who served as legislative advisor to senior Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate.
Jim Merritt, who will formally announce his campaign Thursday afternoon, told IBJ he was running for mayor because he “loves my city,” and is concerned about the city’s high number of murders and “rampant homelessness.”
State Sen. Jim Merritt told IBJ on Monday morning that he’s doing his due diligence on a potential campaign for mayor, leaving the Marion County GOP temporarily without a leader.