Parker decides against running for mayor

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dan Parker will not run for Mayor of Indianapolis next year. The former state Democratic Chairman has been considering a bid for months.

In a statement announcing his decision, Parker cited the recent violent crime as a reason to remain in private life. He says the next mayor needs a background in public safety and he has none.

That leaves Frank Short as the only Democrat in the field. State Representative Ed DeLaney is expected to join him.

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