City-Council Councilman José Evans announced today that he will file documents Tuesday to form an exploratory committee to run for Indianapolis mayor.
Evans was raised in the Haughville area and graduated from Cathedral High School, according to a biography on the city's Web site. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis and a masters in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
Evans is one of four Democrats who will try for the city's top job.
Republican Mayor Greg Ballard hasn't said publicly whether he will seek a second term, but recently filed documents showed he had a little more than $1 million in campaign money.
Contenders file exploratory committees to begin testing the waters for fundraising purposes.
Other who are in the running: former City-County Council member Ron Gibson; Melina Kennedy, a Baker & Daniels attorney and deputy mayor under former Mayor Bart Peterson; and local entrepreneur Brian Williams.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Former Student of Mine, Councilor Jose Evans, Running for Mayor
The Star is reporting that a former student in my University of Indianapolis state and local government class is running for Mayor:
Good luck to Jose. It's hard not to like Jose considering his friendly personality and his interest in public service. While he is a long-shot at this point, I think Jose would bring fresh blood to the 25th Floor - an outsider who unlike Ballard would remain an outsider after elected. Just wish Jose were a Republican.