Greg Goodnight will run for a third term as the mayor of Kokomo. He joins others including Dick Moore in Elkhart, Lafayette's Tony Roswarski and Jim Brainard in Carmel who have announced re-election bids within the last week. Friday, Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold announced he will not seek another term. He recently lost a bid for Indiana State Treasurer to fellow Republican Kelly Mitchell.
January 26, 2015
KOKOMO, Ind. – Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight announced his campaign for reelection in front of a standing room only crowd at the Carpenters Local 615 office. His speech detailed fourteen specific ways in which Kokomo has improved he took office in 2008.
“We have come a long way in this city,” said Mayor Goodnight. “We are looked to as a beacon of economic activity, innovation, and new thinking about how to run a municipal government. Kokomo is thriving. Kokomo is growing. But we are not yet finished. We must always look at our city, my hometown, as a work in progress. Always be moving forward, always driving toward bettering our community. With your help, and your support, we can do just that. I’m excited about the campaign, and looking forward to sharing ideas with people all across Kokomo.”
Mayor Goodnight was first elected in 2007 with a then record 66 percent of the vote. He broke that record in his 2011 reelection campaign, garnering 70 percent of the vote. During his time in office, Kokomo has seen record levels of private investment, a 24 percent decline in crime, rapid growth in new housing starts, and has been touted by Governing Magazine as the “poster child for long term fiscal sustainability.”
Source: The Howard County Democratic Party