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Bozak and Kenworthy file for County Council

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By LILY REX

Two Republican candidates have entered the race for the three at-large seats on the Porter County Council--Craig Kenworthy and Andy Bozak.

Since only two Democrats and three Republicans have filed for three at-large seats, voters in either party still do not have a choice for at-large County Council for the primary election May 3. Voters will, however, have a choice in November.

Incumbents South District County Commissioner Laura Blaney, County Treasurer Michelle Clancy, and County Surveyor Kevin Breitzke remain unopposed.

Democrat Sabrina Haake is the latest to file for District 1 U.S. Representative to replace retiring Congressman Pete Visclosky, and Republican Mike Fish has entered the field for Porter Superior Court No.1.

Such are the highlights from the 2020 candidate filings as of deadline today.

Bozak, of Burns Harbor, was ousted from the 1st district seat on the Council by just 15 votes in the 2018 general election after he was appointed by a Republican caucus in 2016 to fill the partial term vacated when former Councilman Jim Biggs was elected North District Commissioner.

Kenworthy is the current President of the Porter County Park Board. He has served on the Park Board for several years at the appointment of the County Council.

Two Weeks Left to File

Candidates have until noon local time Friday, Feb. 7 to file to run for office.

Generally, candidates must be registered voters residing in the district they seek to represent. Candidates for State Representative must be at least 21 years old and candidates for State Senate at least 25. Indiana law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of or pleaded no contest to a felony from running for elected office.

Candidates of the major parties running for local office are required to file two forms: a declaration of candidacy (CAN-2) and a statement of economic interests (CAN-12) with the Porter County Elections & Registration Office in suite 105 of the Porter County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those filing for State, Federal, legislative, or judicial offices must file with the Indiana Election Division in Indianapolis.

Minor party or independent candidates have until noon local time on June 30 to file. Libertarian candidates are not subject to the Feb. 7 deadline either because they aren’t on the primary ballot and are nominated at party conventions that take place later in the year.

More information about running for office can be found at: https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2395.htm

Republican Candidates

The following Republican candidates have filed so far.

County Offices:

--Incumbent Jim Biggs, North District Commissioner

--Challenger Jeff Larson, North District Commissioner

--Challenger Mike Brickner, at-large County Council

--Challenger Andy Bozak, at-large County Council

--Challenger Craig Kenworthy, at-large County Council

Federal and State Offices:

--Incumbent Edmond Soliday, District 4 State Representative

--Katrina Spence Smock, Judge of the Porter Superior Court No.1

--Mike Fish, Judge of the Porter Superior Court No.1

--Incumbent Mary DeBoer, Porter Circuit Court Judge

--Spencer T. Lemmons, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Mark Leyva, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--William “Bill” F. Powers, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Delano M. Scaife, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Dion Bergeron, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

Democratic Candidates

The following Democratic candidates have filed so far.

County Offices:

--Incumbent Laura Shurr Blaney, South District Commissioner

--Incumbent Dan Whitten, at-large County Council

--Incumbent Sylvia Graham, at-large County Council

--Incumbent Kevin Breitzke, County Surveyor

--Incumbent Michelle Clancy, County Treasurer

Federal and State Offices:

--Debora “Deb” Porter, District 4 State Representative

--Ben Blohm, District 4 State Representative

--Incumbent Charles “Chuck” Moseley, District 10 State Representative

--Matt Soliday, Judge of the Porter Superior Court No.1

--David L. Chidester, Judge of the Porter Superior Court No.4

--Mitch Peters, Porter Circuit Court Judge

--Antonio “Tony” Dagget Sr., U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Maria Candelaria Reardon, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Jayson Reeves, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Scott Costello, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--John Henry Hall, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Sabrina Haake, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

--Frank J. Mrvan, U.S. House of Representatives District 1

 

 

Posted 1/24/2020

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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