Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Labor group endorses Henry, 13 others in municipal elections
The Northeast Indiana AFL-CIO announced Thursday it has endorsed Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry for re-election.
The third-term Democratic mayor is challenged by Republican Tim Smith in the city's Nov. 5 municipal election.
The organized labor organization endorsed nine other Democratic candidates in the Fort Wayne election: Katie Zuber for city clerk, Misti Meehan for 1st District City Council; John Henry Jr. for 3rd District City Council; Patti Hays for 4th District City Council; 5th District City Councilman Geoff Paddock; Sharon Tucker for 6th District City Council; and Michelle Chambers, Steve Corona and Glynn Hines for City Council at-large seats.
Hines is currently the 6th District representative on the council. Tucker is unopposed for election in the 6th District. The AFL-CIO made no endorsement for the City Council's 2nd District, where Republican incumbent Russ Jehl is unopposed.
The AFL-CIO also endorsed Democratic candidates Darren Peterson for New Haven mayor, Sarah Payne for Auburn mayor and Tim Schlotter for Kendallville mayor and Republican Dave Funk for the 4th District of Huntington City Council.