You could say Mishawaka mayor Jeff Rea is pumped-up about his time in office. As Mishawaka’s 20th mayor, he took over at the height of development in the Princess City. He even made national TV recently when Regis Philbin held his picture up and told his audience the Mishawaka mayor looked about 12 years old.
But it hasn't been all fun and games. In a one-on-one interview, Rea told Newscenter 16’s Maureen McFadden this last election took a lot out of him.
"He (Mike Hayes) certainly got some folks to question my integrity, to question my character, to question my morals. In fact, I tell you that I lost my enthusiasm for this job for some time," Rea said.
Mayor Rea will also talk tonight about his childhood in Mishawaka, and some of the more fun things his job involves, like Dancing with the Stars.
Tune in for our “Conversation with Mayor Rea” tonight on Newscenter 16 at 11.