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Meet the Candidates: Tommy Schrader (D)

In the Democratic mayor’s race, unconventional candidate Tommy Schrader is taking on Gina Burgess and incumbent Mayor Tom Henry.

Despite the fact Henry has been elected three times by voters, Schrader says the city can do better.

A man who has dealt at times with homelessness in his own life, says, if elected, he would fight for people struggling to find a place to live.

He says he is no fan of the smoking ban that was enacted years ago in the city, claiming it would come under attack if he has anything to say about it.

“I think smokers have rights. In fact, one out of four voters smoke, so, I want all the voters…smokers in Fort Wayne to vote for me. I will repeal it if I’m mayor,” Schrader said.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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