Harrisburg Mayor Thompson to seek second term

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Jan 8, 2013 12:32 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Mayor Linda Thompson is expected to announce her plans to seek a second term in office.

The mayor is slated to discuss her plans next Tuesday at Goodwin Memorial Hall in Harrisburg.

Thompson's potential second-term would be dogged by many of the same issues that have defined the past three years - including the city’s more than 300 million dollars of debt related to its trash incinerator, a state-appointed custodian in charge of its finances and a combative relationship with city council.

She faces a challenge in the mayoral race from fellow Democrat and current city Controller Dan Miller.

Thompson took office 2010 as Harrisburg's first female and first black mayor after Stephen Reed's 28 years at the helm of the city.

Published in Harrisburg, News

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