Fort Wayne City Clerk Lana Keesling today formally announced plans to run for a second term in 2019.
"I have been honored to serve as Fort Wayne City Clerk for the last three years. I am mindful of the trust the citizens have placed in me and continue to work to keep that trust," Keesling said in a statement. "As I strive to achieve the goals we set at the start of my term, I am excited with the progress and energized to continue the momentum."
Keesling, a Republican, began her first term as city clerk in January 2016, replacing retired City Clerk Sandy Kennedy.
Speaking to reporters at Allen County Republican Headquarters, Keesling said she filed paperwork with the Allen County Election Board declaring her intent to seek re-election. Candidates have until Feb. 8 to declare their candidacy with the election board.