News release from the Friends of Mitch Harper:
Harper Officially Announces Candidacy for Mayor
(January 30, 2015) – Mitch Harper is running for mayor–literally. Harper and a few determined supporters made the approximately 10-mile run from his home on the southwest side to the Allen County Election Board to officially file his paperwork early this morning in frigid temperatures.
“We thought is was a great way to start the campaign with the energy that is going to carry us through to May and beyond,” said Harper.
Harper later held a press conference at the Allen County Republican Headquarters to officially announce his campaign for mayor in front of friends, supporters and members of the media.
“As our next mayor, I will listen to citizens; leading is serving and serving is listening. I will represent regular people–households of modest means. We must stop the practice of taxpayer dollars being used to pick winners and losers in our business community all in the name of economic development,” stated Harper in his announcement speech.