Short, who owns the lobbying firm Short Strategy Group, Inc., said as mayor he would focus on “crime, jobs and education.”
“If we want to stay a world-class city, these are the issues were need to work on and work together on,” Short said. “I have a proven record of being able to work with Democrats and Republicans.”
Short is finishing his second term as Washington Township Trustee and served on the City-County Council from 1991 to 2003. He is running for trustee again this year.
Short’s lobbying firm focuses on retail, commerce, insurance, state government and gaming and its clients have included government agencies, public utilities and gaming companies, according to a biography provided by Short.
Short said he was encouraged to run for mayor by people dissatisfied with Ballard’s performance, including “community folks, pastors, business people and regular citizens.”The only other Democratic candidate currently being mentioned as a potential candidate is State Rep. Ed DeLaney, a former partner at Barnes & Thornburg, the law firm that currently operates the City of Indianapolis as a wholly-owned subsidiary thanks to the empty suit currently occupying the office.