Republican Mayors Association Founder And Chairman Eric L. Johnson Campaigns With Indianapolis Mayoral Candidate Jefferson Shreve
DALLAS, TX — Today, Republican Mayors Association (RMA) Chairman and Founder, Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson, joined Indianapolis Mayoral Candidate Jefferson Shreve on the campaign trail. Johnson appeared with Shreve at the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce, where they participated in a community roundtable discussion focused on public safety.
Johnson’s visit to Indianapolis is the first visit that he has made outside of Texas in his new role leading the RMA.
With community leaders, elected officials, law enforcement officials, and members of the general public in attendance, Johnson and Shreve discussed best practices deployed in Dallas and initiatives Shreve is proposing to curb crime in Indianapolis. Under Johnson’s leadership as mayor, Dallas has been voted as the safest large city in America according to Gallup.
“If you care about crime, and you want to see change, then you have to vote for change,” said RMA Chairman Eric L. Johnson. “Change is not the incumbent. It’s Jefferson Shreve – it’s that simple. Jefferson has the vision and the plan to jumpstart Indianapolis and get this great American city moving in the right direction again after eight years of moving in the wrong direction.”
“Indianapolis is in a state of crisis when it comes to crime, but we can turn this around,” said Jefferson Shreve. “The changes Mayor Johnson made in Dallas can be made here, but we need a leader who is willing to think big, innovate and make change right away. I am the person for the job.”
In Indianapolis, under incumbent Mayor Joe Hogsett, violent crime has trended in the opposite direction of Dallas. Since Hogsett took office, murders are up 52%, and the city has fewer police officers now than in 2017. Shreve has proposed comprehensive solutions to address the crisis in Indianapolis, including hiring a city-wide public safety director, addressing officer shortfalls and retention, and increasing community policing.
Jefferson Shreve has been an active member of the Indianapolis business community for three decades. A former member of the Indianapolis City-County Council, Shreve also serves on the board of directors for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Shreve is running to become the first Republican-elected mayor of Indianapolis in twelve years. His victory would mean three of the fifteen largest cities in America would be represented by a Republican mayor.