Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard (R) reveals he will not seek an eighth term in 2023, and, as we’ve told you, there has been a cadre of hopefuls jockeying for position who will now be making their plans clear . . . assuming East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland (D) seeks a fourth term, he’ll have Democratic primary opposition from North Township Trustee Adrian Santos (D) and East Chicago Common Council at-large member Dwayne Rancifer Jr. (D).