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Stephen "Steve" Goldsmith (born December 12, 1946) is the former Mayor of Indianapolis and most recently served as the Deputy Mayor of New York City for Operations, stepping down effective August 4th, 2011. He is also the Daniel Paul Professor of Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a graduate of Wabash College and the University of Michigan Law School, and is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

In 1978, Goldsmith began his political career by defeating Democratic Judge Andrew Jacobs Sr. in the race for Marion County Prosecutor. Goldsmith continued to serve in this capacity for 12 years (1979-1991), when the opportunity to run for Mayor of Indianapolis presented itself.

In 1988, John Mutz made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of Indiana, calling upon Goldsmith to be his running mate. Mutz and Goldsmith lost to the Democratic ticket of Evan Bayh and Frank O'Bannon.

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