South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will seek a second term. The 32-year-old Democrat says he wants to help keep the state's fourth-largest city “heading in the right direction.” November 18, 2014

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his intention on Tuesday to run for reelection next year, telling campaign supporters in an email: “Now it's time to make sure our

neighborhoods, our economy, and our administration keep heading in the right direction.”

Buttigieg shared his administration's progress since taking office in 2012:

-Jobs: “We've announced almost 2,000 jobs created in our City and tens of millions of

dollars in new business investment.”

-Neighborhoods: “We are more than halfway toward our goal of fixing or removing 1,000

vacant houses to strengthen our neighborhoods.”

-Service: “Public Safety has continued to improve, and our finances remain among the

strongest in the state. Our use of technology has been transformed, and the new 311

system has simplified city services.”

Before asking campaign supporters to redouble their efforts in 2015, Buttigieg wrote: “I'm ready for a second term, to build on the great work we've done since you brought me into office to deliver a fresh start for South Bend.”

Buttigieg, 32, first ran for mayor in 2011, winning a five-way Democratic primary race before

going on to win the general election with 74 percent of the vote.

Source: Pete For South Bend

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