Fort Wayne’s Democratic primary race for mayor features four candidates this year, including the incumbent, Mayor Tom Henry.
Henry is seeking a third term as Fort Wayne’s mayor, but he’ll face competition for the nomination.
Two-term Wayne Township Trustee Richard Stevenson is challenging Henry on a platform of talent retention and refocusing the city’s development efforts.
Meanwhile, candidate Tom Cook says he wants to focus on neighborhood development and creating opportunity for lower-income residents.
Perennial candidate David Roach is also running as a Democrat this year.
Henry has helmed the city for two terms – focusing on downtown development, securing the Legacy fund, and the Aqua Indiana purchase, among other things.
Andy Downs at the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics says that – like Mitch Harper on the Republican side – Henry is the presumptive favorite here.
“I think people who are betting on it…are still betting on Henry and Harper, but each of them has a little something to think about in their primary,” Downs said.
Registered voters can cast their primary ballots on May 5th.