Indiana U Policy School Hires Ex-Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke

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Former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke is stepping out of active politics to teach at Indiana University-Bloomington.

IU's School of Policy and Environmental Affairs announced Tuesday that Helmke will join its faculty next month. Helmke will also run the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center to train first-year IU students in government, politics and policy.

Helmke headed the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence from 2006 to 2011. The group named in honor of the presidential press secretary shot in 1981 promotes gun-control measures.

Helmke was the Republican mayor of Fort Wayne from 1988 to 2000. He ran for U.S. Senate in 1998 but lost to Democrat Evan Bayh.

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