Tom Price Announces Bid for South Bend Common Council


An assistant to former South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke is running for Common Council.

Tom Price announced his campaign in a message to supporters Wednesday night. He is running as a Democrat for one of the three at-large seats on the Council.

“South Bend faces a choice. We can move in a direction of greater polarization, or we can make an effort to think differently and act differently,” the candidate said in a news release.

As an assistant to Mayor Luecke, Price says that he worked to “review, discuss and consult on the most critical issues facing the city” and provide “marketing/communications, research and writing support” to the mayor.

Price is a former member of several local groups, including the Bike South Bend Committee and the Green Ribbon Commission. He also worked to bring together a delegation representing the city in its successful effort to be selected as an All-America City in 2011. According to Price, he helped raise $80,000 in private donations to fund the costs involved in the selection process.

Price says that he has lived in Northern Indiana since 1986. He currently resides in the Twyckenham Hills/Ridgedale neighborhood on the south side of South Bend.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Judson College and a master’s degree in journalism from IU Bloomington. Price worked as a journalist covering local and state government with the Elkhart Truth for nearly a decade.

Currently, he is a grants manager at Franciscan Alliance Foundation and also runs a local consulting business.

“The focus of my campaign is to bring people together, and to use that unity for opportunity
– for jobs; new investment; and a safer, more sustainable and livable city,” Price said. “I am professional, progressive and proactive, and I will bring those values to my work as a Council member.”

Price is one of at least four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Common Council as an at-large member. Only three candidates will advance to the November general election. Visit our updated candidate page for a full list of candidates. Primary day in Indiana is May 5.

We will have more on local races throughout the 2015 election cycle.


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