Four candidates are hoping to represent the Republican Party in the run for mayor of Fort Wayne in November.
The City of Fort Wayne hasn’t had a Republican mayor since Paul Helmke in 1999.
Among the hopefuls trying to change that are Bob Bastian, Bill Collins, and Frederick Osheskie.
But the candidate likely considered the front runner is long-time politician Mitch Harper. He was first elected to City Council’s 4th District in 2007, and served 12 years in the General Assembly before that.