Allen County Right to Life endorses Eric Doden for Fort Wayne mayor

Eric Doden campaign sign.

Statement from the Eric Doden for Mayor campaign:

Allen County Right to Life endorses Eric Doden for Fort Wayne mayor

(April 7, 2011) – The Allen County Right to Life Political Action Committee this week announced its endorsement of Eric Doden in the Republican primary for Fort Wayne mayor.

“I am honored to receive this endorsement from the Allen County Right to Life,” Doden said. “My pro-life, pro-family values have guided me in everything I do, and that will be no different if elected. This endorsement is something that brings with it great responsibility, and if elected mayor, I’ll make sure my administration reflects my conservative values to help make our city great once again.”

“I’ve always said that you can tell a lot about a society by how it treats those most in need – the helpless, the innocent,” he added. “Children not yet born belong in that category, which is why I value this endorsement so much.”

Last week, Doden participated in a debate sponsored by the Allen Country Right to Life. His responses in that debate, combined with responses to a survey administered by the organization, earned him its endorsement.

To date, Doden remains the only Republican mayoral candidate with a strategic plan for creating and retaining jobs and growing Fort Wayne’s economy. He’s shared specific components of that plan over the past several months. Most recently, he discussed his approach to stemming the city’s home-foreclosure problems. Prior to that, he shared his vision for strengthening Fort Wayne’s education system and partnerships; announced his plans to promote a culture of productivity and customer service as mayor; market Fort Wayne in a targeted and aggressive campaign; leverage a portion of the light-lease fund to attract capital projects that will create jobs in Fort Wayne, as well as attract and retain a talented workforce; and attract 1,000 entrepreneurs to Fort Wayne.

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About Eric Doden
For the past two-plus years, Doden has served as the director of investments at Ambassador Enterprises, a Fort Wayne-based consulting, investment and private equity firm. Prior to joining Ambassador Enterprises, he led the distribution and fabrication arms of Ambassador Steel Corporation.

Doden graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law and from Hillsdale College with majors in business finance and Christian Studies. He is a member of the Fort Wayne Chapter of Executive Forums, a current board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a former board member of his local church. He and his wife, Maci, a Fort Wayne attorney, have been married for 12 years and have 4 children. Learn more at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at


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