Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015
The election is more than a month old, but politics are hardly in the rear-view mirror.
Outgoing Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, a Democrat, is winding down as the city’s chief executive, soaking in accolades here and there. Meanwhile, Mayor-elect Tim Neese, a Republican who defeated Moore in voting last month, is prepping to take office, selecting his team.
Here are some stories reflecting on Moore’s two terms:
- Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore touts money management, Lerner upgrade, Main Street improvements as he prepares to leave office, Dec. 7, 2015
- Elkhart backers, detractors of Mayor Dick Moore praise, question leader on eve of departure, Dec. 7, 2015
Here’s a story looking at the City Hall staffers Neese will be keeping and replacing (including police chief):
- Elkhart Mayor-elect Tim Neese names Ed Windbigler, investigator of Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, as new police chief, Dec. 9, 2015
It’s not over. I finished a story today on plans to rename a new overpass crossing a railroad line after Moore — the Richard Moore Express Overpass — a parting gift from the Elkhart City Council. It should appear online Thursday morning. I also prepared a short article on the plans of the outgoing police chief, who will remain in the department, also to come out (I think) Thursday morning.
I received a press release Tuesday from a candidate who’s challenging the incumbent in an Indiana House seat in Elkhart County next year. The political fun never ends.