Indianapolis primary filing deadline passes

On Feb. 3, the partisan filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Candidates filed for city council and mayor. The primary is scheduled for May 2, 2023, and the general election is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2023. Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana and the 15th-largest city in the U.S. by population.

For city council, 22 of 25 incumbents are running for re-election. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) is also running for re-election.

As of February 2023, 62 mayors in the largest 100 cities by population are affiliated with the Democratic Party, 26 are affiliated with the Republican Party, three are independents, seven identify as nonpartisan or unaffiliated, and two mayors’ affiliations are unknown. While most mayoral elections in the 100 largest cities are nonpartisan, most officeholders are affiliated with a political party.

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