Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On The Next Generation Of Democrats

Nov 10, 2016

Despite heavy losses in this year's elections, Mayor Roswarski hopes the many Republican winners can put aside partisanship as they govern in Tippecanoe County.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

It’s been a week Democrats in Tippecanoe County and around the state would like to forget.

But pundits say there’s not much of a left-leaning pipeline of young candidates being groomed to run in future elections.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we ask one prominent Democrat – Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski – whether he sees a coming generation of politicos in his party or whether more disappointment is in store.

Also on this week’s show, as Tippecanoe County considers a needle exchange program, the Lafayette Police Department’s street crimes unit has publicly worried about such a move bringing more drug users to the city. We ask Mayor Roswarski, a former officer himself, for his thoughts.