FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Tuesday people across Fort Wayne will be voting on who they want to be the Democratic nominee for Fort Wayne mayor.
Mayor Tom Henry is seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive term as mayor.
If he wins reelection, he will be the first Fort Wayne mayor to serve four consecutive terms.
Henry said he needs that term to continue the momentum of the city.
"Nobody has seen anything like the excitement and motivation and momentum that's going on in our city. I want to continue to be a part of that," said Henry.
Henry is facing two challengers, including Gina Burgess.
"We've got a lot of problems going on. The past four years have not been good years for our city," Burgess said.
Downtown has seen a major transformation over the past several years.
Henry said now the focus is starting to shift to other areas of the city.
"There's still a lot to happen downtown. At the same time we have been very fortunate to invest millions of dollars in our neighborhoods," he said.
However, Burgess said more money should have already been spent in those neighborhoods.
"We've seen a big boom in downtown. But for all the boom and growth in downtown, we have neighborhoods that are in real bad need of repair," said Burgess.
She added the city needs to find a balance to continue investing downtown while improving the neighborhood streets and sidewalks.
"All this money going into neighborhoods and all the money was taken out of downtown. And then we sort of flip flopped and put all this money downtown and left nothing for the neighborhoods," said Burgess.
Henry said the city got behind on those repairs because it simply didn't have the money.
After raising various taxes over the years, he said it won't be long before the roads are up to par.
"I think we are going to be able to catch up and be in a position where we can pay as we go probably in the next couple of years," said Henry.
Tommy Schrader is also a candidate, but FOX 55 was unable to reach him for this story.