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Weinzapfel decides not to run for congress

Feb 2, 2018

Former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has decided to stay out of the 8th District congressional race. 

The Ivy Tech chancellor released a statement Wednesday evening in which he said “after much soul searching and deep discussions with family and friends, it is clear to me that the time is not right for me to re-enter the political arena.” 

Weinzapfel said like many Hoosiers, he’s watched Congress become more polarized, move divisive and more partisan, and unable to get much done. 

Weinzapfel considering run for Congress

Jan 8, 2018

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says he’s considering a run for the 8th District Congressional seat. 

WNIN News asked the former Evansville mayor and state representative if he was thinking about a run for the seat held by Republican Larry Bucshon…

("Obviously, I've had a lot of people approach me about that and it's something I'm giving some consideration to.")