A candidate for South Bend city clerk just landed a major endorsement.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who will himself face voters next month, lent his official support to Kareemah Fowler at a press conference this morning.
“Kareemah and I share a unified vision of our community and its progress,” Mayor Buttigieg told the assembled crowd at his campaign headquarters in downtown South Bend. “Together, I know we can both work together on moving South Bend in the right direction.”
Fowler is a first-time office-seeker. She is the current chief deputy clerk for the city with prior experience in the St. Joseph County Assessor’s office.
“I’m honored to receive Mayor Pete’s endorsement,” Fowler said. “I’m excited to campaign with the mayor and serve with him in office.”
Fowler has committed to revising the structure of the Municipal Code, creating a mobile app for easy access to public records, preserving historical city records, and implementing a city clerk newsletter.
John Voorde, the current city clerk, has previously endorsed Fowler for the position.
Fowler will face city councilman Derek Dieter during the May 5 Democratic Party primary. The two candidates will meet for a debate at IUSB on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.