Filing deadline passes in Fort Wayne and Indianapoli

The filing deadline for municipal elections in Indiana was February 8, 2019. The general election is on November 5, and partisan primaries are scheduled for May 7. Ballotpedia is covering elections in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. There are no statewide elections in Indiana in 2019.

Indianapolis is holding elections for mayor and all 25 seats on the city council. Mayor Joseph Hogsett (D) was first elected in 2015 and is seeking a second term. Entering the 2019 election, the Indianapolis City Council has 14 Democrats and 11 Republicans.

Fort Wayne is holding elections for mayor, city clerk, and all nine seats on the city council. Mayor Tom Henry (D) first took office in 2008 and is seeking a fourth term. City Clerk Lana Keesling (R) was first elected in 2015 and is seeking a second term. Entering the 2019 election, the Fort Wayne City Council has two Democrats and seven Republicans.

Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana and the 12th-largest city in the U.S. by population. Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana and the 75th-largest city in the U.S. by population.




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