McDaniel To Challenge McElroy In 2015 Mayoral Race

Decatur – The 2015 mayoral race in Decatur could see an incumbent city councilman taking on the sitting mayor.

Councilman Pat McDaniel announced Thursday that he will run for mayor in the April general election.  McDaniel is serving his first term on the city council.

“I've talked to business owners, small business owners,” McDaniel told WAND's Doug Wolfe.  “And they said give us a break on increased fees and taxes.  Give us a break.  So again, I'm going to get that point out to, out to the community and see if they agree with me.”

McDaniel grew up in Decatur.  He is a Vietnam War veteran.

Incumbent Mayor Mike McElroy has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday.  It's believed McElroy will seek another term.

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