action committee of Local 4600 of the International Association of
Firefighters--representing the career firefighters of the Chesterton Fire
Department--has endorsed Robert “Bob” Allison in the municipal primary on
Tuesday, May 7.
challenging incumbent and fellow Democrat Dane Lafata for the 3rd District
seat on the Town Council.
“Bob Allison is
running for Town Council in the May 7, 2019, primary,” the PAC said in a
statement released last week. “If elected, Bob plans to focus his efforts on
boosting economic development, revitalizing the Downtown, getting youth
involved in town government, increasing benefits for town employees and
retirees, and providing much-needed transparency while on the council. For
more information, please contact Bob via his ‘Robert “Bob” Allison for Town
Council’ page on Facebook.”
International Association of Firefighters; Professional Firefighters Union
of Indiana; AFL-CIO-CLC; PAC Board: Rudy Jimenez, chair; Eric Camel, Steve
Himan, Evan Jones, and Brandon Smith.
Disclaimer Added to
last week a disclaimer was added to the yard signs placed by Allison’s
campaign in the Town of Chesterton.
the form of what appears to be something like a mailing label--reads: “Paid
for by the Committee to Elect Robert (Bob) Allison.”
On Thursday, the
Chair of the Duneland District of the Porter County Republican
Party--Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela--filed a formal
complaint with the Porter County Election Board alleging that Allison’s yard
signs lacked the disclaimer required by Indiana Code.
Under IC 3-9-3-2.5,
a candidate’s yard sign must include a disclaimer “that appears and is
presented in a clear and conspicuous manner to give the reader or observer
adequate notice of the identity of the persons who paid for and, when
required, who authorized the communication. A disclaimer does not comply
with this section if the disclaimer is difficult to read or if the placement
of the disclaimer is easily overlooked.”
“Disclaimers, Yard Signs, and Campaign Finance Issues,” issued in June 2016
by Brad King, co-director of the Indiana Election Division, under the
section entitled “If the Horse is out of the Barn,” “If disclaimer omitted,
or incorrect, correct text can be added to yard signs and other material.”