Todd Barton

Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton ’00 announced that he will seek a seek a fourth term.

Barton was first elected the city’s mayor in 2011 and took office Jan. 1, 2012. He was subsequently elected to serve second and third terms after being unopposed in the 2015 and 2019 elections. His 2015 and 2019 election victories mark the only times in Crawfordsville’s 186-year history that a mayor’s race was uncontested in the General Election.  

“I have been fortunate to build a very strong team and we have partnered with the people of Crawfordsville to accomplish much over the last several years,” Barton said in a Journal Review report. “To say that Crawfordsville is a different place than when I was first elected, would be a significant understatement.”

Municipal offices will be on the ballot in Indiana in 2023.

Barton is a Crawfordsville native and previously served the community for 26 years as a firefighter/paramedic with the Crawfordsville Fire Department.

He earned his degree in three years by attending the liberal arts school full-time, working full-time, and raising a family. While at Wabash, Barton majored in political science and was an independent.