FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne businessman Tim Smith has made his campaign for Mayor of Fort Wayne official.
Smith, a Republican, held a press conference this morning at International Park to outline his vision for Fort Wayne to “become the Midwest’s magnet for jobs, people, and even stronger non-profits,” also saying he’d make improvements to public safety.
“Every day the people of Fort Wayne expect more out of city government – but they’re not getting it,” Smith said. “I believe, even in these economic times, that our political leadership can deliver far more than what Fort Wayne residents currently experience. That is why I am running for Mayor of our great city. Expect more, each and every day, when I’m Mayor. Expect the safest, smartest, and strongest city in the Midwest.”
Smith is Vice President of Direct Sales at Medical Protective. He’ll be challenging Fort Wayne City Councilman Dr. John Crawford in the May 2019 Republican primary, with the winner facing incumbent Mayor Tom Henry in the following November.