Chesterton has a
contested Town Council race, now that petitions of nomination from
Independent candidates have been certified.
Jennifer L. Fisher,
an Independent, has stepped up to challenge incumbent Chesterton Town
Council member Emerson Delaney (R) for the 5th district seat.
Per Indiana Code,
minor party and Independent candidates must file a Petition of Nomination
and obtain the signatures of a certain number of registered voters in the
district where they are seeking office. That number is equal to 2% of the
number of votes cast for Secretary of State in the respective district in
the 2018 general election. Petitions were due July 1.
Yesterday was the
deadline for Porter County election officials to certify the petitions by
verifying the residency and registration status of each petition signer.
Contested Races in
Town Council 5th
District: incumbent Emerson DeLaney (R) and Jennifer L. Fisher (I).
Courtney Udvare (D) and incumbent Stephanie Kuziela (R).
Town Council 4th
District: David Phillips (D) and Jim Burge (R).
at-large (Vote for five): incumbent Eric Hull (D); incumbent Nicholas Loving
(D); incumbent Ray Poparad (D); incumbent Toni Biancardi (R); Roseann Bozak
(R); Walter Macchiarella (R); and James P. McGee (R).
at-large (Vote for five): At-large (vote for 5): incumbent Geof Benson (D);
John M. Blackburn (D); Susan H. Loeb (D); incumbent Matrona Malik (D);
Thomas Webber (D); Michael Ganz (R); and Carol A. Westbrook (I).