Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams to run for Indianapolis mayor

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Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams will run for mayor of Indianapolis, according to his son Aaron Williams.

Aaron said his father will file papers this week and run as a Republican.

The announcement comes three days after Williams told Eyewitness News that he was not running, later saying if he was "nudged" he might reconsider.

"After A flurry of phone calls and emails following the story on eyewitness news Friday, Olgen has reconsidered his decision to run and will make a formal announcement this week," Aaron said.

Aaron confirms his father is not the party candidate expected to be announced this week.

He said, "He's had little conversation with them...he feels like this is something he's being led to do."

Aaron said they had a family meeting about Olgen's candidacy Sunday and decided it was the right thing to do and they were all 100 percent behind him, including his wife, Mary who will be his "No. 1 cheerleader."

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