first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare JOHN HAYDEN RESIGNATION STATEMENT FROM THE EVANSVILLE CITY COUNCILI have loved serving the 3rd Ward, the city as a whole, working with fellow city-councilmen, and alongside Mayor Winnecke’s administration and will miss it.I am excited for the future of Evansville and what is to come and will continue to be committed to seeing things move forward in any way I can.  My wife and I were approached by someone interested in buying our house, and although the timing didn’t exactly line up to allow me to finish my term, it was something we had to consider for the future of our family.Although we looked in the 3rd Ward for our next home, we ultimately landed with something outside of the 3rd Ward which forces me to resign.  I had every intention, and even investigated the rules with the State of Indiana, on finishing my term but the statutes indicate I must vacate my seat.  It is certainly a sad day for me, but I look forward to watching Mayor Winnecke and the new Council in 2020 continue to move Evansville forward!John Hayden3rd Ward Evansville, City CouncilFOOTNOTE:  Steve Melcher’s is currently the official Republican candidate for the 3rd Ward seat in the upcoming November General election. Mr. Melcher was the 3rd Ward City Councilman for almost 18 years. The local GOP party Chairman Wayne Parke will be calling a party caucus in the very near future to select someone to serve out City Councilman John Hayden unexpired term.  Odds on favorite to replace Mr. Hayden is Steve Melcher.Mr. Melcher Democrat opponent is Zac Heronemus.last_img read more