TOM HENRY – Candidate for Fort Wayne Mayor
With rejuvenated neighborhoods, a revitalized downtown, and a renewed sense of optimism, Fort Wayne is on the rise. It’s up to you to continue the momentum on November 3.
I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished together so far. We made record investments in our neighborhoods while making Fort Wayne an award-winning destination that’s talked about all across the nation. We managed our finances responsibly, delivered high-quality services to our citizens, and negotiated the Legacy Fund to secure our city’s future.
Last year alone, we invested over $20 million in neighborhood infrastructure—things like streets, sidewalks, ADA ramps, and more. We’re doing it again this year, and the year after. These infrastructure improvements are enhancing our neighborhoods, and will complete our backlog of street and road projects by the end of 2018—allowing for pay-as-you-go funding for future projects.
We’re revitalizing our downtown—everyone’s neighborhood—with projects like Cityscape Flats, the new Ash Brokerage headquarters, and the redevelopment of The Landing. These improvements will bring more housing, more entertainment, and more jobs to downtown Fort Wayne, improving quality of life for all of us.
Our investment in public safety increased by 18%. We assembled a strong leadership team, created a new Gang & Violent Crimes unit, and made sure our hard-working public safety employees have the tools they need to keep Fort Wayne safe.
These investments in Fort Wayne’s quality of life created a healthy environment for job growth. Since 2011, over 100 businesses expanded in Fort Wayne and over a dozen new companies chose to call Fort Wayne home. As a result, our community has over 5,000 new jobs and unemployment dropped more than 45%.
I’m running to be your Mayor again because I feel the same excitement about Fort Wayne’s future that I hear every day in the voices of our citizens. I don’t want to leave this job unfinished, and I’m asking for your vote to keep Fort Wayne’s momentum going.
The work done by city government affects all our citizens—so I’m asking every citizen to make their voice heard on November 3. It’s essential that you exercise your right to participate in the democratic process.
My campaign is hard at work talking to voters across Fort Wayne, ensuring everyone knows when to vote, where to vote, and how to vote. Our team of dedicated volunteers has reached out to tens of thousands of voters already, and we’ll keep working until the last ballot is cast on November 3.
Polls are open on Election Day from 6:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Early voting is available at the Allen County Election Board at 1 E. Main St. (the old City/County Building) from now until noon on Monday, November 2.
If you need to find your polling place, send us a text message with the word “VOTE” to: (260) 370-0828. We’ll send you a link to look up your polling place.
I would be honored to have your support on November 3, and I thank you for being a voter.
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