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Ousted township trustee running for city county council

Andy Harris looking to replace retiring councilor
Posted at 2:12 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 14:12:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS— An ousted west side township trustee announced this week he’s running for Indianapolis City County Council.

Republican Andy Harris is looking to replace current councilor Marilyn Pfisterer, District 15, who has decided to retire and not run for re-election.

Democrat Chuck Jones defeated Harris in the November election for Wayne Township trustee.

Harris had served as Wayne Township trustee for eight years, from 2011 through 2018.

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“As many of you know I oversaw the Mayors Neighborhood Liaisons for Mayor Greg Ballard, and I loved that job!” Harris announced on his Facebook page. “Taking the tools that I learned as Director of Neighborhood Services and 8 years as Wayne Township Trustee I believe I can serve our community well! I have proven when we come together for the betterment of the community we can accomplish anything.”

Harris, who has been battling metastatic squamous carcinoma, has said he is still cancer-free.

Harris said it’s not yet clear who his opponent will be in the May 2019 primary.

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