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Dyer is set to launch Mayoral campaign

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer is casting all doubt aside and is prepping to announce his candidacy for Mayor of Fresno on Wednesday.

A release distributed late Tuesday came on the heels of an email from faith leaders in Fresno distributing details of his announcement event.

Last Monday, Fresno Mayor Lee Brand announced that he would not seek a second term in 2020. Dyer shortly thereafter announced he was “strongly considering” a bid for Mayor.

Fresno City Councilman Luis Chavez also jumped into the race last week.

Since Brand’s surprise announcement, Dyer met with fellow Mayoral contender, prosecutor Andrew Janz, for breakfast on Friday. The two were joined by Janz’s boss, Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp.

Dyer and Janz told GVWire that the meeting was a chance to discuss the issues.

The Police Chief will announce his candidacy at Manchester Center, home of the Central Policing District.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.