Abbett Wants To Be Mayor Of Huntington Again

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Jun 1, 2010 at 6:24 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Former Huntington Mayor Terry Abbett wants his old job back.

Saying the city of Huntington was in good shape when he was in charge, Abbett says he will seek to regain the position of mayor.

Abbett says the unemployment rate was at 4.8 percent and the city's finances were just fine.

Former Huntington Mayor Terry Abbett says, “I have looked at the budget, I have looked at the things we could cut and that doesn't include personnel. I think people will say, 'Why didn't they do this before?”

Abbett says one of his ideas is to combine certain department heads that he says are getting basically a double salary from the city.

Abbett was defeated in the 2007 primary by current Mayor Steve Updike.

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