NewsPublic Affairs / September 2, 2014

Joe Hogsett Opens Campaign Office

Joe Hogsett Opens Campaign Office

Former U.S. District Attorney Joe Hogsett is setting up a new campaign office downtown, Tuesday, as he considers a run for mayor of Indianapolis.

Hogsett launched an exploratory committee last month to help determine whether he will put his hat in the ring for Mayor.

He says the reaction he’s received since is mostly positive.

"Those are the kinds of conversations that have to take place to make as well informed of a decision as you can before entering the political fray for 2015," he said.  

The next step in the process is opening campaign headquarters on the third floor of 445 North Pennsylvania.

Hogsett wants to use the office, first, to meet with volunteers and hear more about their concerns.

"Whether it be educational opportunity, whether it be job opportunity, whether it be our neighborhoods being safe and peaceful places to live and to work and to raise a family, those are the kinds of conversations that the volunteers and supporters will want to talk about amongst themselves and, obviously, interact with me in that regard, as well," said Hogsett.

Hogsett hasn’t determined if he is running for Mayor, yet.  He says he is trying not to "get in the way" of the 2014 elections, but hopes to make the decision "sooner rather than later."

He is having an open house for the new headquarters at 445 North Pennsylvania Tuesday from 5:30  to 6:30 p.m.

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