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A Bold Vision for ALL of Lawrence

“I’m running for Mayor to serve all of Lawrence. I will work to bring new economic development projects & jobs to our city, support public safety so that Lawrence can be the best place to live and raise a family in Central Indiana, and put a renewed focus on our neighborhoods, so that parts of Lawrence that have been neglected by past administrations receive the same opportunities and resources needed to thrive in our community.”

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Latest Updates from the Campaign Trail

Our campaign is working overtime to deliver a better Lawrence for our friends and neighbors. See what we’ve been up to below and join Team Deb today.


Deb Whitfield on WTHR

We are now just five weeks away from Election Day. In Marion County, there are several key seats up for grabs. That’s why 13News is looking at the issues impacting you the most and the people wanting to help.

Tonight, our “Decision 2023 in Marion County” series takes you to the city of Lawrence and looks at the challenges facing the growing community. 



Lawrence mayoral candidates debate

The two candidates for City of Lawrence mayor faced each other and a variety of questions during a candidate forum Sept. 25 at the Lawrence Central High School auditorium.

Republican David Hofmann and Democrat Deb Whitfield took turns answering questions posed by moderator Eric Halvorson in front of a live audience gathered for the one-hour discussion.

Watch the debate here.


New rules approved for Lawrence project bidders

The Lawrence Common Council approved an ordinance March 22 establishing a new set of rules for contractors who bid on city-funded projects.

The ordinance, submitted by Deb Whitfield, cites a desire to “enhance (the city’s) ability to identify responsive and responsible bidders on all city public works construction projects by institution of more comprehensive submission requirements.”


A Safer & More Secure City

Deb has always supported law enforcement to build a safer Lawrence. On the Council, she voted for our public safety departments to get the resources they need to keep us safe.

As Mayor, Deb will make the most of the city’s public safety resources to tackle youth violence prevention, to better assist people on probation and leaving jail, & improve faith in our justice system to better solve crime.

Equity for Our Neighborhoods

Deb will place a renewed focus on the neighborhoods of Lawrence, making sure that the entire city is being taken care of with infrastructure repairs. A recent fair housing report found that while 64% of white families in Marion County own their home compared to only 34% for African Americans and 39% for Hispanics. We must do better to pass on wealth to the next generation. 

More Growth Opportunities for Lawrence

Since the 1990s, the city of Lawrence has doubled in size to just over 50,000 residents. One of Lawrence's great strengths is its diversity. For our city to continue to grow and thrive, we must seek out new job opportunities and transit options for our residents.

As Mayor, Deb will work to attract new, inclusive development and help our small businesses grow and succeed.

A United City

To build the best Lawrence possible, we must ALL have opportunities to succeed. That's why Deb will use all the tools of the mayor’s office to serve everyone, no matter your neighborhood or income.

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