Political Notebook

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Waiting on a clerk

The new Fort Wayne Fire Chief had to wait a little bit longer than expected before taking her leadership post.

Her swearing in was delayed 15 minutes as the crowd of friends and family waited for Clerk Sandy Kennedy to arrive. Mayor Tom Henry joked that Kennedy walked to the event from home, although said the delay was beyond the clerk’s control.

Kennedy, who didn’t disclose the exact reason for her tardiness, fired back at the mayor, saying to be late one time in decades should be OK.

“Normally we’re waiting on the mayor,” she joked.

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