Chesterton Tribune



Clean sweep for Republicans in Porter County judicial races

Back To Front Page


Republicans won all three judicial races in Tuesday’s general election.

In the narrowest contest, Christopher Buckley defeated Democrat incumbent David Chidester for the bench of Porter Superior Court 4, taking 42,978 votes to Chidester’s 42,253, a margin of only 725 votes or 0.86 percent.

Republican incumbent Mary DeBoer--appointed to the bench of the Porter Circuit Court in November 2019 to succeed retiring Judge Mary Harper--won election in her own right, defeating Democrat Mitch Peters with 57.9 percent of the vote, taking 48,002 votes to Peters’ 37,387. In a statement released early this morning, Peters congratulated DeBoer on her victory and “for running an honorable campaign,” and thanked the voters for casting ballots in record numbers. “I am humbled and honored having had the opportunity to run,” Peters said. “God has other plans.”

Meanwhile, in the race for the open seat on the bench of Porter Superior Court 1--created by Judge Roger Bradford’s retirement--Republican Mike Fish edged out Democrat Matt Soliday, taking 43,295 votes to Soliday’s 42,153, a margin of 1,142 votes or just 1.34 percent.



Posted 11/4/2020




Search This Site:

Custom Search