Allen County Councilwoman Paula Hughes announced last Thursday she would be running in the 2011 City of Fort Wayne’s Mayoral race.
Paula Hughes Announces Candidacy for Mayor
(September 28, 2010) – Allen County Council President, Paula Hughes, formally announced today that she is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Mayor of Fort Wayne. Surrounded by family, friends and supporters at TFE, her family’s business, Hughes said her candidacy is about transforming the city through conservative government.
“I believe in Fort Wayne,” said Hughes. “This is a great community, of which we all should be proud. But we should expect more from our leadership than just the basics. We need to create a great environment for business so that we can bring good jobs that are the foundation of our economy, our community and our families.”
Hughes also cited the need to forge strong relationships with neighboring communities and other government entities, for the benefit of the entire region. “Throughout my eight years on the Allen County Council, I have seen how strong connections help communities rise up to overcome challenges and reach out to capture success.”
Hughes emphasized that her announcement is just the starting line of a long campaign process. “I have big plans for the City of Fort Wayne, and you will be hearing more about them throughout the coming months.” She thanked those gathered for joining her at the lunchtime event, and concluded by saying “I need all of you to run beside me as we take Fort Wayne into the future. We have work to do to put our house in order and build the connections that will help us succeed. I can’t wait to get started!”
A candidate for the Republican nomination for Mayor of Fort Wayne, Paula Hughes is in her second term as President of the Allen County Council. She was previously President of the Downtown Improvement District and has served in leadership positions for a wide range of organizations, including the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors, Allen County Redevelopment Commission and the Innovation Center (NIIC) Board. Paula holds a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Saint Francis. She resides in Fort Wayne with her husband, Chris Hughes and their young son. The Hughes family attends St. Joseph United Methodist Church. For more information, visit.
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