Indy Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams is dropping out of the race for Mayor.
Williams made the announcement this evening. Here is the statement…
Over the past three weeks I have been overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of support from hundreds upon hundreds of individuals while exploring the potential to run for Mayor of our great city. After much prayer and consideration, my wife Mary, along with our family have decided not to enter into the upcoming Mayoral race.
I look forward to continuing working with our amazing team to improve our city by strengthening our neighborhoods, increasing economic development opportunities for all, bringing jobs to our city, and ensuring that children have an opportunity to the best education available. It has been a pleasure to serve the residents of Indianapolis as Deputy Mayor for the last seven years under Mayor Ballard, and I am looking forward to serving out the remainder of my appointment and finishing the great work we started.
Businessman Chuck Brewer won the Republican party’s endorsement this past weekend. Ten-Point Coalition leader Rev. Charles Harrison has said he would run if Williams did not.