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Mayor will not seek re-election

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, December 9, 2010

South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke will not seek re-election next year, according to The South Bend Tribune.

Luecke made the announcement at a Wednesday press conference in his office. He stepped into the role of South Bend mayor in 1997. Precinct committeemen elected him at the time to replace Mayor Joe Kernan, who rose to lieutenant governor that year.

For the May 3 Democratic primary, The Tribune reported at least five Democrats have indicated interest in running. They include: Barrett Berry, a minister and financial adviser, Peter Buttigieg, an economic development consultant, Mark Dollinger, a business services representative at Work One, State Representative Ryan Dvorak and Mike Hamann, a St. Joseph County Council member.