Independent Mayoral Candidate Green Prepares For General Election

by Gabe Bullard

Even though they won the major party primaries, Republican Hal Heiner and Democrat Greg Fischer aren’t the only candidates for mayor. Independent Jackie Green says he hopes to make that clear as the general election nears.

Green says his campaign is more appealing now than ever before, because he doesn’t see much difference between Fischer and Heiner.

“Both of those gentlemen are the two heads of the same dragon,” he says. “It’s a two-headed dragon. They are going to be splitting that neighborhood vote.”

Green says he’s heard from voters who cast ballots for the other major party candidates, but are now supporting him. Independent candidates have until August to enter the race, and so far three independents, including Green, have filed to run.