Another candidate for Indianapolis mayor has entered the race. Abdul-Hakim Shabazz is a local journalist, lawyer, political commentator, radio host and teacher. Shabazz made the announcement on WIBC Thursday morning and said Indianapolis “needs direction”.
Shabazz joins a crowded field in the mayoral contest. He will face Republicans Rev. James W. Jackson and John Couch in the May primaries.
On the Democratic side Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will run for a third term. He will face State Representative Robin Shackleford, Greg Meriweather, community activist Clif Marsiglio, Bob Kern and Larry Vaughn.