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Vote Bob Nelson for Mayor of New Haven, IN in May 2019

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Our Community Plan

Webster defines the word repetition as “the act of saying or doing something again, the act of repeating.” the acronym, r-e-p-s, is what I promise to do as your next mayor.

Respect Your Voice

The most important part of our campaign is inclusion. We will create an atmosphere that actively communicates with the citizens of New Haven. We will accomplish our goals through action committees, active participation (being visible), keeping you in-the-know and staying accountable. Bottom line, we will listen and you will have a platform to instill real change and progress.


As board president of East Allen County Schools, community leader, mentor and coach for over 35 years, I have worked closely with and understand New Haven’s next generation. I want to give students the means to succeed, including vocational opportunities. A city is often judged by the success or failure of its schools. It is imperative that our leadership in New Haven be visible and maintain a committed partnership with our schools, both public and private, to insure success.


“Pride” is in our blood. We have a great community and our pride should be apparent to all.  We need to continually work and support our citizens encouraging them to display that pride at work and at home. This includes clean streets, filling in potholes, to fostering pride in the community!


Safety comes in many forms.We will meet with all public safety departments, including the court system, to maximize their potential. We will no longer be the training ground for other agencies. New Haven has a lot to offer, let’s celebrate our strengths. Safety and those that protect us is a top priority.


From former athletes, friends, students, and more!

“I support Bob Nelson for Mayor of New Haven. Bob daily exemplifies his passion and commitment to our community and its citizens. He has devoted years to mentoring and coaching our youth, serves on multiple boards, attends and supports numerous events all to ensure New Haven continues to move in a positive direction.”

Julie HolleOwner, Martins Flag Shop

“Bob has been one of the most passionate, if not the most passionate, advocate of New Haven since I’ve known him. He selflessly propelled the high school, along with its athletic programs and student entrepreneurs into the spotlight of the community. There is no one better to continually grow our great community and hometown on a larger scale than the man that has already been accomplishing it consistently over the years.”

Lucas SalernoFormer Student at New Haven High School

“Bob Nelson is a role model/mentor of leadership that I use everyday as student body President at New Haven High School. As someone I have been able to call at any hour and ask for advice and guidance Bob Nelson has had a positive impact on my life.”

Austin CaudillCurrent Student

“Bob coached my sons and has always been a beacon in the community. I can't think of a better person and Bulldog that can lead this city to new heights!”

Jocelyn SheehanNew Haven Resident

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Latest News

August 27, 2018

Bob Nelson begins run for New Haven mayor

Bob Nelson begins run for New Haven mayor; promises ‘inclusive’ government Kevin Leininger | News Sentinel New Haven voters will have a choice in May's Republican primary between a New…
August 27, 2018

EACS official runs for New Haven mayor

EACS official runs for New Haven mayor JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette New Haven voters will have a choice in May's Republican primary between a New Haven city councilman…
April 6, 2018

News-Sentinel: EACS Board President Bob Nelson to run for New Haven mayor

Article Originally Appeared in the News-Sentinel 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…

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