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‘I’m done’; Mayor Henry says fourth term would be his last

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Should he win re-election on November 5, Tom Henry says his fourth term would be his last as Mayor.

“I’m done. I’m done. This’ll be it for me,” said the 67-year-old Henry when asked how much longer he’d like to be Mayor.

He made the comment during an interview with ABC21’s Brien McElhatten Wednesday afternoon. A transcript of that portion of the interview is below:

Brien: “No term limits on the mayoral campaign in Fort Wayne. At what point do you say, ‘alright, I’ve had enough?'”

Henry: “I’m done. I’m done. This’ll be it for me.”

Brien: “Fourth would be the final?”

Henry: “Yeah. First of all, I was blessed to be on Council for 20 years. And to be Mayor for 16? It’s never been done.”

Brien: “Did you expect to go this long?”

Henry: “Ehhhh… No.”

Henry took office in 2008 and became the first Democrat to serve three consecutive terms as the City’s chief executive.

Henry also spent 20 years on City Council, serving from 1984 to 2004. He lost re-election to the legislative body in 2003.

You can hear more from Tom Henry and his Republican challenger Tim Smith on a special edition of ABC21’s Political Radar airing October 22 at 7:00 p.m.





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Brien McElhatten

Brien McElhatten anchors the evening weekday newscasts at ABC21. He also hosts and produces the ABC21 Daily podcast.

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