By LILY REX
Republican Jim Biggs has a challenger for North District County Commissioner
and Mike Brickner has thrown his hat into the ring for an at-large seat on
the Porter County Council.
Meanwhile, no other
challengers have filed for County Council, and no one has filed to challenge
South District Commissioner Laura Blaney. No one has yet filed for any of
the three Ogden Dunes Town Council seats that are up this cycle.
Republican Edmond Soliday already has two Democrat challengers for District
4 State Representative.
Such are the
highlights from 2020 primary election candidate filings as of deadline
formerly an administrator, with the title Executive Director of Public
Safety, overseeing Porter County 911 and the Emergency Management Agency.
Brickner resigned in December 2018, and the position has since been
dissolved. Brickner has previously campaigned for Porter County Sheriff.
Jeff Larson, a
current at-large Republican on the County Council, announced his intent
Monday to seek Biggs’ seat on the Board of Commissioners.
Larson said he’s a
lifelong resident of the Duneland community, small business owner, and
former high school teacher, and his goals as Commissioner would be “to
listen to public input, ensure public safety, prioritize drug enforcement,
streamline government operations, increase access to public services,
promote common sense growth, and be fiscally diligent with our hard-earned
Republican candidates have filed so far.
Biggs, North District Commissioner
Larson, North District Commissioner
Brickner, at-large County Council
Federal and State
Republican candidates have filed to replace retiring District 1 Congressman
Pete Visclosky in the U.S. House of Representatives: Spencer T. Lemmons,
Mark Leyva, William “Bill” F. Powers, Delano M. Scaife, and Dion Bergeron.
Democrat candidates have filed so far.
Shurr Blaney, South District Commissioner
Whitten, at-large County Council
Graham, at-large County Council
Breitzke, County Surveyor
Michelle Clancy, County Treasurer
Smock, Judge of the Porter Superior Court No.1
Judge of the Porter Superior Court No.1
L. Chidester, Judge of the Porter Superior Court No.4
Federal and State
Porter, District 4 State Representative
District 4 State Representative
“Chuck” Moseley, District 10 State Representative
Democratic candidates have filed to replace retiring District 1 Congressman
Pete Visclosky in the U.S. House of Representatives: Scott Costello, Antonio
“Tony” Daggett Sr., Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Maria Candelaria Reardon, and