(WANE) — With 2022 in the rearview mirror, local candidates have already started filing for candidacy for various elections across the area.

This article will act as a central hub to show who plans to run for office in 2023 and will be continually updated.

Fort Wayne Mayor

  • Jorge Fernandez (D)
  • Jason Arp (R)
  • Tom Didier (R)

Fort Wayne City Clerk

  • Lana Keesling (R)
  • Porsche Williams (D)

Fort Wayne City Council

  • Paul Ensley (R) – 1st District
  • Melissa Rinehart (D) – 2nd District
  • Russ Jehl (R) – 2nd District
  • Nathan Hartman (R) – 3rd District
  • Scott Myers (R) – 4th District
  • Bob Behr (D) – 4th District
  • Nicky Clarke (R) – 4th District
  • Patti Hays (D) – 4th District
  • Geoff Paddock (D) – 5th District
  • Sharon Tucker (D) – 6th District
  • Michelle Chambers (D) At Large
  • Luke Fries (R) – At Large
  • Martin Bender (R) – At Large
  • Stephanie Crandall – At Large
  • Thomas Freistroffer (R) – At Large
  • Sean Johnson (D) – At Large

New Haven Mayor

  • Steve McMichael (R)

New Haven Clerk – Treasurer

  • Angela Hamrick (R)

New Haven City Council

  • Matt Newbauer (R) – 1st District
  • Jeff Turner (R) – 2nd District
  • Craig Dellinger (R) – 3rd District
  • Michael Mowery (R) – 4th District
  • Amelia Gascoigne (R) – 5th District
  • Robert Byrd (R) – At Large
  • Terry Werling (R) – At Large

Woodburn Mayor

  • Joe Kelsey (R)

Woodburn Common Council

  • Dean Gerig (R) – 3rd District

Grabill Town Council

  • Wilmer Delagrange (R)

Leo-Cedarville Clerk-Treasurer

  • Brenda Hale (R)