solid victory in Porter County--where he took 50 percent of the vote to
Hillary Clinton’s 43 percent--did not translate into shirttail wins for
Republicans in the two countywide department-head races.
Kevin Breitzke won his sixth term as Surveyor, defeating Republican
challenger Bill Rensberger, with 52 percent of the vote to Rensberger’s 48
percent: 37,395 to 34,980.
Michelle Clancy, meanwhile, won her first full term as Treasurer in a
somewhat closer race against Republican challenger--and current
Coroner--Chuck Harris. Clancy took 51 percent of the vote to Harris’ 49
percent: 37,614 to 36,344. Clancy was first elected Treasurer by a Democrat
caucus following previous incumbent Mike Bucko’s resignation.