FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - City councilman John Crawford officially announced his bid for Fort Wayne's mayor.
The longtime councilman made the official announcement ahead of Monday's Senate debate.
Crawford said he thinks mayor Tom Henry is doing an excellent job, but after 20 years with a democrat in office, a change may be good for the city.
He came to the decision after spending months getting input from the community.
"For years people have been trying to get me to run," Crawford told FOX 55. "I was never afraid of running and loosing. I was afraid of running and winning because i didn't want to give up being a doctor. I just decided this time if I don't do it this time I'll never do it."
The mayoral election will be in next year's election cycle.
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