Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness Running For Re-Election

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Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness Running For Re-Election

Fadness, a Republican, was elected as Fishers' first Mayor in 2015.

FISHERS, Ind. --Scott Fadness will run for re-election as mayor of Fishers next year.

Fadness was elected as Fishers' first mayor in 2015. He served as Town Manager from 2011 - 2014 and Deputy Town Manager of Operations from 2009 - 2011.

In announcing his bid for another term, Fadness boasts he's overseen the development of downtown and made the city a hub for technology and innovation. He says he wants to make the city a place where residents have ample opportunities for both work and play.

Fishers has seen significant economic growth since Fadness took office, including investments from Stanley Security, ClearObject, IKEA, Top Golf, and Portillo's. The city also partnered with Indianapolis on a joint bid for the second Amazon headquarters. 

"[Fadness] is a real rising star among the party because of the impacts he’s having on the ground in Fishers,” Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Kyle Hupfer told the Indianapolis Business Journal in August 2017. "He’s being innovative, and I think that’s what’s getting him recognized."

But, Fadness' term has not been without criticism or controversy.

Critics have taken issue with the city paying Jennifer Messer, a legal consultant and the wife of Rep. Luke Messer, $20,000 a month for consultation work. Fadness has defended the decision, and in March, the city renewed Messer's a $240,000-per-year contract.

(Photo by the City of Fishers.)

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