Mayor Lloyd Winnecke seeking re-election

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke seeking re-election

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is seeking a third term.

His “Winnecke for Mayor” twitter page had a post Wednesday saying “And it begins."

Mayor Winnecke, a Republican, was elected in November 2011.

The mayor told us he is proud of the accomplishments he and his team made in 2018. One of the biggest is the growth downtown, from the new medical school to the post house smart apartment development going up now.

He said he has even bigger plans for 2019.

“There are additional housing opportunities that we’re working on. There are food desert issues that we’re working on," said Mayor Winnecke. "Everyday we go to work with a laundry list of things to get done and you never complete your list because you’re always adding to the list.”

We are less than a year from the mayoral election. Right now, no other official announcements have been made on who will run against him.

Chairman for the Vanderburgh County Democratic party, Scott Danks, said they haven’t found the right candidate just yet.

“Political office is like a boxing ring," said Danks. "If you have the right opponent, you can get beat. Everybody’s beatable, but Mayor Winnecke. I think he’s very well liked and we’ll probably have some difficulty finding a viable candidate.”

Danks said there is a chance the mayor could run un-opposed if they cannot find a viable candidate. They don’t want to throw just anybody into the race.

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