New Haven City Councilman Steve McMichael, a Republican candidate for mayor, has been endorsed by Congressman Jim Banks, McMichael announced Thursday.
"Local government needs leaders with vision," Banks said in a statement. "Steve McMichael has the business experience combined with a proven record of public service to bring people together to lead New Haven to the next level. I enthusiastically endorse Steve's candidacy for mayor."
McMichael has also been endorsed by the Allen County Right to Life PAC, REALTORS Political Action Committee, Fraternal Order of Police Wayne Lodge #14 and current New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald.
The Republican primary election is May 7. McMichael faces East Allen County Schools Board President Bob Nelson and former New Haven Police Chief Steve Poiry.