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Danville Mayor Seeking Re-Election


Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer will seek a fourth 4-year term in office next spring.

The 49-year old says the decision has a lot to do with projects he wants to see through - including a corridor study of East Main Street, and luring economic development to Danville’s riverfront.

Eisenhauer said he’s not concerned about possible challengers, saying he treats the campaign like a job interview.

“If you like what we’ve done, what’s on our resume, and what we’ve accomplished - and you like the ideas that we’re putting forth, then I think you will support us," he said.  "If you don’t like what we’ve done in the past, and you’re not excited about what we have planned for the future, then you’re not going to vote for me regardless of who else is on the ballot.”

Eisenhauer faces as many as three possible challengers in April, but only one has announced intentions to run. That’s Vermilion County Board member and former board chairman James McMahon.  

The Danville Election Commission says two others took out nominating petitions for the office - Demetrius Miles and Anthony Hughes, who also has picked up petitions for Danville Ward 7. 

City Comptroller Gayle Lewis had also taken out petitions, but now said she won’t run for mayor with Eisenhauer’s announcement.