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Monday, July 29, 2019 2:50 pm

Council candidate kicks off campaign

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

The chairwoman of the Allen County Democratic Party will host a campaign kick-off event Wednesday at Fort Wayne's Kreager Park as she prepares to run for the City Council's 1st Distrcit seat. 

Her event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

Misti Meehan, 43, said in a news release that she will focus on economic development, public safety, expansion of public transportation access, and being a voice for the district "by providing contract oversight to promote transparency in city contracts." She officially began her candidacy last month after no Democratic Party candidate stepped forward in the May city primary. 

Meehan graduated from IPFW and served in the Army National Guard. She has been the head of the county Democratic Party since June 2017.

dgong@jg.net