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Mayor Joe Hogsett announces he will run for re-election in 2019

Posted: 6:09 PM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-06 00:38:13Z
Mayor Hogsett will run for re-election

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Wednesday that he wants to continue being the mayor of Indianapolis. 

Hogsett made the announcement at a special event Wednesday evening at the Phoenix Theatre at 705 N. Illinois St.

Hogsett reported $2.3 million in his campaign fund last January. His next report is due next month. State Sen. Jim Merritt, who is chairman of the Marion County Republican Party, says the size of the mayor's campaign chest could keep some challengers on the sideline.

Hogsett was a federal prosecutor before becoming mayor. He also served as Indiana secretary of state.

Only one Republican has filed to challenge Hogsett, Christopher Moore. Moore is a truck driver and political newcomer. John Schmitz has also announced plans to run against Hogsett,

Republican State Senator Jim Merritt and former City-County Councilor Jose Evans may also consider a run for the position.

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