Richard B. Hatcher is renominated to a second four-year term as mayor of Gary, Indiana.
1971 (May 4)
In another spring primary election, Richard B. Hatcher was re-nominated to a second four-year term as mayor of Gary, Indiana. Hatcher won 59 percent of the vote cast and was heavily favored to win the general election over the Republican nominee, Theodore Nering. In the primary Hatcher, who was first elected mayor in 1967, defeated Dr. Alexander Williams, the Lake county Coroner, and John Armento, the president of the city council.