It’s not every day that one stops and considers others. It’s not every day that one is willing to put their lives on hold for the betterment of his fellow man.
Well, that is not fact when it comes to Lawerence Mayor hopeful, Jamar Cobb-Dennard. He’s decided to take on the challenge and fight for the people of this amazing township. We got him to sit and chat with us and talk more about his plan to bring about financial growth, hope, and change.
Can you tell the reading audience a little bit more about you?
I’m recently married and have a young daughter. I moved to Indianapolis in 2003 and later to Lawrence in 2006 when I bought my first home. I currently work as a business consultant while I raise money for our mayoral campaign.
Why do you want to run for the seat of mayor in the town of Lawerence?
I decided to run for mayor because I believe that Lawrence can do better. Crime is high, the city lacks a visionary identity, there are limited jobs inside the city and connections to transit are limited. Our competitors have done little to pull stakeholders together to address this issue. It’s time to do better for Lawrence.
Why do you feel as though you are the best candidate for the task at hand?
I have the business, legal and government experience to get the job done. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in sales and business marketing and music. After graduation, I was a business development leader and consultant. I helped companies grow 40% during my first year of engagement. I graduated from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2019 with a focus on criminal advocacy. I also have served on the Indianapolis Board of Public Works for 4 years, and oversee a $120MM+ budget annually.
Tell us something no one knows you like?
I am infatuated with peeps.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I play the Hammond organ at my church. I also run a non-profit that trains the next generation of political hopefuls.
What final words do you want to share?
It’s time for visionary leadership in Lawrence. We have a great infrastructure to build on, but if we make a push for a broad quality of life and economic development anchor improvements, we can make our small town an incredible gem.
What mark do you want to leave on this earth and why?
I am driven to help people. I am excited to have the opportunity to use this office as a way to uplift our community and find innovative ways to solve problems.
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