GOP's Scott Keller not running for Indianapolis mayor

Scott Keller

Add another Republican to the long list of those not running for mayor of Indianapolis.

Former City County Councilor Scott Keller has decided not to run. Keller pledged to kick in $4 million of his money if the Republican party nominated him to run.

But Keller said after much discussion with his wife Sharon, he decided it would require too much of a commitment at this time in their lives.

Keller joins former legislator Murray Clark, State Sen. Jim Merritt and public safety director Troy Riggs, among others, who considered running for mayor, but chose not to seek the office.

Marion County Republicans will slate their candidates, Saturday, January 31st. The deadline to file for running for local office is Friday, Feb. 6th at noon.

On the Democratic side, former US attorney Joe Hogsett is considered the front-runner. State Rep. Ed DeLaney is out of the race after announcing initial interest, and Rev. Charles Harrison with the Ten Point Coalition is considering a run.