Joe Hogsett Biography

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JOE HOGSETT FOR INDIANAPOLIS

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    PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN

    Indianapolis has endured unacceptable levels of violent crime in recent years, including a homicide rate that continues to greatly outpace national averages. After serving as federal prosecutor for four years, Joe Hogsett knows that any successful public safety plan must effectively reduce crime while meaningfully addressing the root causes of criminal activity. The Hogsett Public 

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    EDUCATION

    Joe Hogsett believes that every family in Indianapolis deserves to have a high-quality school in their neighborhood, and every child deserves the opportunity to receive a world class education. Joe will work closely with every school district in the city to lift up our struggling schools while supporting and learning the examples set by schools 

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    JOBS

    A large-scale youth summer employment initiative in Indianapolis will reduce crime and empower our city’s young people to achieve success in the future. Joe Hogsett will launch a program serving 1,000 local teenagers by the summer of 2016. This can be accomplished – without raising taxes – by leveraging our community’s current standalone programs and 

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    ETHICS AND BUDGETS

    Joe Hogsett knows that government owes it to taxpayers to spend their tax dollars efficiently and effectively. Joe has reduced his office’s spending every year in every public service job he has ever held, including as federal prosecutor and Secretary of State – while still improving the effectiveness of those offices. As Mayor, Hogsett will 

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A RESULTS ORIENTED APPROACH

As Mayor, Joe Hogsett will use the same results-oriented approach to stem our city’s violent
crime epidemic, improve our local schools, and create more and better job opportunities for
working families.

“I’m asking you to dream again. I’m asking you to come together – regardless of party; regardless of upbringing; regardless of all of the things that divide us – and pursue a common future for Indianapolis. I ask you to do this not for one campaign, but for one city — our city.”

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ABOUT JOE

Joe Hogsett is a lifelong Hoosier and former federal prosecutor. Joe has deep roots in this city: for twenty-five years, his father worked at a Westside factory, and Joe himself has lived and worked in Indianapolis for more than three decades.