There are quite a few things I’ll be looking out for this week. Here are some of them. If I’m missing anything, let me know.
Look for a new police chief to be named this week. My sources tell me IMPD is promoting from within and it will likely be Northwest District Commander Paul Ciesielski.
Look for a potentially heated Marion County Election board meeting this week as challenges are mounted to Mayoral candidate Brian Williams’ precinct committee nominees. The challenges are expected to come from either Melina Kennedy or Ed Treacy. There is a question of whether Marion County Clerk Beth White may recuse herself from the process, as she has reportedly endorsed Melina for Mayor.
We’ll find out this week whether Bart McAtee will run for Marion County Sheriff against slated candidate Dennis Fishburn in the upcoming primary.
Don’t look for much at tonight’s Indianapolis City-County Council meeting. With the exit of Kent Smith, Republicans only have a 14-seat majority. Although Ed Coleman, the Libertarian, by my research tends to vote with them 80-85% of the time.
Look for the race for the U.S. Senate to fill Evan Bayh’s seat to still look like a game of political Tetris as all the moving parts get settled. The first debate amongst the Republicans will be this Saturday in Henry County.
Look for stories to come out soon whether Indiana Republicans who voted against the stimulus bill showed up at any stimulus funded projects or put out new releases touting their successes.