Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness announced Jan. 5 that he intends to seek reelection.
First elected in 2015, Fadness – who has focused on economic growth and quality-of-life investments – said he wants to continue focusing on those issues while investing in quality-of-life amenities, economic development and operational efficiencies in the city.
“Over the last several years, Fishers has experienced transformative growth and investment, and we’ve built a community that is vibrant, thriving and entrepreneurial all while maintaining best-in-class city services and a solid financial foundation,” Fadness stated. “To build on this momentum and accelerate Fishers further into the future, I will continue to embrace innovation, seize opportunities and lead with bold vision for our city.”
Since 2015, Fishers has created 8,091 new jobs with an average annual salary of $75,000, according to Fadness’ campaign. During that time, the city landed more than $2.5 billion in capital investment. In recent years, Fishers accelerated its growth even further, even during the difficult financial times of the pandemic.
Since 2020, Fishers created 3,450 jobs with an average annual salary of $90,000, attracted $1.83 million in capital investment and saw $575 million raised in venture capital by Fishers companies.
Fadness has also led Fishers’ public safety agencies to lead the metro area on technology, data and safety, according to his campaign. The Fishers Police Dept. is the only other agency outside of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. to use leading technologies to solve gun crimes and is now assisting other regional agencies to join their efforts.
The Fishers Fire and Emergency Services expanded services by adding two more stations under Fadness’ leadership, according to his campaign. Additionally, the city is a leader in mental health support with dedicated first responders trained in crisis intervention and is home to the state-designated Nickel Plate Arts & Culture District, and the city has invested in expanding parks and natural areas and culinary and entertainment spaces.
The primary election is May 2.