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Jeffersonville mayor announces intent to run for re-election
Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has announced his candidacy for re-election.
Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 1:13 pm EDT
Friday, October 31st 2014, 9:15 am EDT
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has announced his candidacy for re-election.
That's according to a video news release available here:
"Today you look around Jeffersonville and can’t help but see the progress we're making. Our City is on the move and our quality of life is improving," Moore said in a printed release. "In the past two and half years, we've been on a path to progress."
Earlier this year Jeffersonville was named the fourth best place in Indiana for job seekers. Nearly 3,000 new jobs have come to Jeffersonville since Moore took office in January 2012. "That’s more than all of the jobs created in the four years preceding our administration," said Moore who noted that existing businesses have invested over $40 million in expansions.
Moore has focused on improving the quality of life in Jeffersonville, helping the city be ranked among the best in Indiana to raise a family. Some of those projects include a renovated Vissing Park, a new soccer complex and the city’s first park in the annexed area.
Construction will soon begin on a new downtown marina. "One day soon, boaters will come to dock, shop and dine in downtown Jeff," said Moore.
Now that the Indiana side of the Big Four Bridge is open, Moore says thousands of new people are discovering Jeffersonville's
downtown shops and restaurants.
The city is also continuing construction is underway at Big Four Station – a park at the foot of the Big Four Bridge with two blocks of green space, playground, pavilion and water feature.