Teenage candidate will run for mayor in South Bend

Shane Inez // Photo provided

There's a growing list of candidates to replace South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Common Council Vice President Oliver Davis filed paperwork to run today. He joins 19-year-old Shane Inez as the only two officially on the ballot so far.

Inez, who filed as a Democrat, owns an Ultra Mobile cell phone store at 303 Chapin St. He graduated from Riley High School in 2017.

Councilwoman Regina Williams-Preston is forming a committee to explore a possible run.

And James Mueller is taking a leave of absence as the city's director of community investment to consider becoming a candidate.

Democratic Party Chairman Jason Critchlow resigned today from that position. He previously said he was considering running for mayor.

Another potential candidate -- Venues, Parks, and Arts director Aaron Perri -- announced today he will NOT run.

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