Crawford Runs for Fifth Term on Council


Dr. John Crawford is seeking a fifth term on Fort Wayne City Council. (WOWO Photo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A long-time Fort Wayne City Councilman is seeking another term.

At-large councilman Dr. John Crawford made the announcement today at Allen County Republican Headquarters. He says he's proud of his work to improve infrastructure through city's fiscal policy plan and quality of life. He adds he'll continue to push for wise investment and management of the Legacy Fund and tax revenue.

He's no stranger to controversial ordinances, last year he supported a measure that eliminated collective bargaining for the city's union workers. In 2007, he authored an plan that banned smoking ban for restaurants and bars.

Crawford served three terms on council from 1995 to 2007. He was re-elected in 2011 as an at-large member of council. 

You can read his announcement, verbatim, below:


At-Large member to seek fifth term on City Council

(FORT WAYNE, IND.) – John Crawford, City Council president and member at-large, announced this morning at Republican Headquarters that he will seek re-election for a fifth term. Crawford is Medical Director of Radiation Oncology Services at Parkview Regional Oncology Center.

First elected to City Council in 1995, Crawford served three terms, ending in 2007. In 2011 he was elected to a fourth term, which will end in 2015.

“If Fort Wayne voters put their trust in me for a fifth term, I will continue being a conscientious fiscal steward of city resources,” said Crawford. “My primary focus remains reducing the role of government in citizens’ lives and keeping taxes and regulations to a minimum.”

Accomplishments Crawford cited during his tenure on City Council included:

·         Supporting a strong fiscal policy plan for Fort Wayne, including adequate funding for street repair, public safety and parks.

·         Allocating wisely the city’s Legacy Fund monies.

·         Securing a competitive bidding process for professional services.

·         Focusing on quality-of-life and quality-of-place issues, especially as they relate to job creation and economic development. These issues include riverfront development, downtown improvement, parks, trails and public safety.

·         Helping to pass Fort Wayne’s smoking ordinance, one of the most comprehensive in the nation, following empirical evidence from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office.