There are five Republicans running in the May 5th Primary to succeed two term Republican Mayor Greg Ballard. Afternoons with Amos has invited all five candidates to appear in interview prior to May 5th. Darrell Morris is the second Republican mayoral candidate to accept the invitation and appear. A retired Indianapolis firefighter and native of Beech Grove, Morris is running to improve services to Indianapolis residents. Morris’ main two issues is public safety and education. On public safety Morris is supportive of the effort to add more IMPD officers. Acknowledging that you “can’t be a police officer on every corner, Morris did acknowledge that the city needs to increase the police force, not just to make up for retirements, but to actual have a real increase. As a former firefighter, Morris is concerned that response times for firefighters is getting longer, not shorter. Morris is also concerned about shortages in trained paramedics on the city’s fire trucks and ambulances. On education, Morris supports the city’s efforts to help fund an expansion of PreK for poor and kids from poor and working poor families. In response to questions from listeners, Morris thought that the city should cut back on some of the deals that require government subsidies and loans. Morris also agreed that more attention should be paid to area Indy neigh neighborhoods. Click the Media Player to Hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview with Republican Mayoral Candidate Darrell Morris. Runs 4x Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One.