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Mayor Winnecke Won't Run in 2023

Evansville mayor says it's the end of politics for him

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will not seek a 4th term. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

Winnecke first posted on social media that he wouldn’t run in 2023 and then invited the news media to the roof of the Pagoda to make it official.

He said he will seek a “new professional challenge”:

"And to be clear, I don't know what that is yet. I fully intend to complete the entirety of my term which runs through December 31st, 2023."

Winnecke promised to continue working on city projects:

"Over these next 17 months, it's pedal to the metal continuing to work for the city. And all the projects that we've started, it doesn't matter what department it is in, we'll continue to try and get as much as those accomplished as possible."

Winnecke cited projects that were completed during his administration, including the aquatics center, the medical school, and the penguin exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo.

He said he hoped to have news on the former site of the 420 Main building “relatively soon.”

The city has said a planned commercial-residential project at the site had to be re-tooled because of economic conditions.

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Tim Jagielo
Winnecke said while he's not sure what his next career move will be, it will not be pursuing politics.