EACS Board President Bob Nelson to run for New Haven mayor

Bob Nelson

There will be a contest for New Haven mayor in next year’s Republican primary.

East Allen County Schools Board President Bob Nelson assured that Wednesday when he announced plans to seek the job Terry McDonald has held since 1999. McDonald was first elected as a Democrat before switching parties.

Steve McMichael, a Republican member of New Haven City Council since January 2016, announced last year he would also run for mayor in 2019.