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joceltn adandeAfternoons with Amos’ weeklong series of live in-depth interviews with the candidates for Mayor of Indianapolis continued with Republican candidate Jocelyn Tandy-Adande.  Adande was the first candidate to file for Mayor when  filing began in early January.  The only woman in the race, Adande is an Indianapolis native and Indiana University graduate who has been involved in community service and politics for several decades. In her interview, Jocelyn Tandy-Adande talked about the variety of volunteer positions she’s had in politics and the campaigns she’s been involved in and even managed.  Adande was originally a Democrat, but changed parties in 1999 an after unsuccessfully running for Mayor as a Democrat against then candidate Bart Peterson.  Jocelyn Tandy-Adande bitterly criticized the continued focus by the current mayoral administration on deals that benefit developers and enrich downtown but that does nothing for the majority of people in the city.  She told Amos and Afternoons with Amos listeners that if elected she would focus on lowering Indianapolis’ high unemployment and help bring more jobs to folks in the neighborhoods.  Adande called for a public referendum to decide if Indianapolis should build the controversial consolidated County Jail and Criminal Courthouse known as the Justice Center.  She criticized her party’s leaders for being out of touch and endorsing a candidate who has only been in Indianapolis some three years. Adande reminded listeners that she’s the only woman candidate in the race and among the most experienced.  She criticized local media who have reported on the male candidates in the mayor’s race and ignored her.  Click the Media Player to hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview with Republican mayoral candidate Jocelyn Tandy-Adande. Runs 44 Minutes. ©2015 WTLC/Radio One.