Elkhart City Councilman Rod Roberson, D-at-large, will seek a fourth term.
Roberson filed to run for office on the last day. He is the council's parliamentarian and previously has served as president, vice president and chairman of the Finance Committee. He also has been a member of the city's redevelopment commission and the Elkhart Urban Enterprise Zone Association.
He was recently named the executive director of Church Community Services in Elkhart and formerly worked for Coca-Cola USA, Coachmen Industries and Smart Fiber LLC.
"Building and fostering consensus is critical to our ability to move Elkhart forward. My pragmatic approach to public service has kept me grounded to the needs of our residents," Roberson said.
He is an advocate for neighborhood development while encouraging family stability, skill development and self-reliance. "Governmental, institutional and non-profit organizations are components that should work together to provide a supportive culture for Elkhart's most vulnerable residents," he said.
Roberson and his family are members of The Church In Elkhart and he serves on the boards of Back-2-School Elkhart and Heart City Health Center. Roberson has a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University.
He is married and has 4 children.