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Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore speaks with Police Chief Dale Pflibsen before a press conference on July 1, 2013. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo) (AP)
Mayor Moore to announce future plans Saturday
Posted on Sept. 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Sept. 13, 2013 at 10:32 a.m.

ELKHART — Mayor Dick Moore appears poised to announce plans to seek a third term on Saturday.

The Democrat and longtime city employee released a statement Friday morning, Sept. 13, saying that he will announce future plans Saturday at the home of a long-time friend, Arthur Decio.

The statement said Moore will be discussing his views on municipal government and his service to the city, which first began in 1960.

“Mayor Moore will make public his future plans beyond the end of his second term,” the statement said.

The statement was issued via fax on a campaign letterhead that has included Moore’s past campaign theme, “Cleaner, Safer, Quieter City.”

At the bottom of the statement, Decio is listed as honorary chairman of the Dick Moore For Mayor Committee and identifies airport manager Andy Jones as treasurer.

Moore, 79, is a former Elkhart fire chief and street commissioner and has openly hinted an interest in running again.

Moore would be the third person to express plans to seek the mayor’s office.

State Rep. Tim Neese, a Republican, confirmed his plans to run for mayor about two weeks ago. Dale Ray Duncan also announced plans and listed his political affiliation as the National Socialist Party.