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The mayor is in

By PA

Fort Wayne Reader

2008-03-10


Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is reviving the Mayor’s Night In - a chance for anyone to get ten minutes of face time with the city’s top elected official. It will take place Wednesday, March 19th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Omni Room on the second floor of the City County Building, One Main Street.

To carve out your ten minutes with the mayor, call the Public Information Office at 427-1120. Times will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

POLL VAULT
Former U.S. Congresswoman Jill Long Thompson is touting a recent poll that reportedly shows her far ahead of her rival for the Democratic nomination for governor. The poll, conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group, show Thompson with a 26 point lead over Indianapolis businessman Jim Schellinger. The poll of 600 likely Democratic Primary voters showed Thompson with 44%, Schellinger with 18%, and 38 % undecided.

FORD REMEMBERED
This week, State Senator David Ford died of complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 59. The Republican from Hartford City was elected to the State Senate in 1994. His Senate district (19) includes all or parts of Adams, Blackford, Grant ad Wells Counties. He previously served as Blackford County prosecutor. Ford had been away from the Senate since earlier this year when his family made news of his illness public.

“Spending the day with David Ford was like spending a day with an encyclopedia,” said Rep. Randy Borror (R- Fort Wayne). “He had a vast amount of knowledge. He was sincere and always concerned for rural communities and small towns.

Ford is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joyce (Bonjour) Ford; a daughter, Kelly (Ford) Konzel of Granger; three sons, Jeff Ford of Chicago; Andrew Ford of Indianapolis; Matthew Ford of Marion; and two grandchildren.

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