Councilwoman Sharon Tucker bids for 6th District seat

Allen County Councilwoman Sharon Tucker announced she will be running for The 6th District City Council seat Tuesday morning at the Allen County Democratic Headquarters.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 7:34 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2019 6:41 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Allen County Councilwoman Sharon Tucker announced she will be running for The 6th District City Council seat this morning at the Allen County Democratic Headquarters.

For 20 years Councilman Glynn Hines held the position.

He announced back in March this would be his last term after having health issues at that time.
Tuesday he said Tucker has his full support.

She said she believes her experience on county council has prepared her to take on the task.

"To have his endorsement is tremendous because I do believe the blood has been put in the water, so there will be a lot of people that will come out to run for the 6th District. I think right now is not the time for us to take an experiment and elect someone that is unskilled or untrained, doesn't have the leadership or event the political knowledge. I am honored that he felt like I could be the next person to take that role on," Tucker said.

If she wins, she would be the first woman to hold this position for the 6th District.

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