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Emerson DeLaney to run for 1st District seat on County Council

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Chesterton Town Council Member Emerson DeLaney, R-5th, will challenge incumbent Porter County Council Member Andy Bozak, R-1st, for the Republican nomination.

DeLaney has served on the Chesterton Town Council since first being elected in 2008 and is liaison to the Police and Fire departments. He also sits on the Redevelopment Commission and previously served on the Board of Zoning Appeals and on the Advisory Plan Commission.

Prior to municipal service, DeLaney was appointed in 1994 by Gov. Evan Bayh to a four-year term on the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission, as part of a $30-million flood control project. Gov. Frank O’Bannon subsequently re-appointed DeLaney to a second term.

DeLaney is active as well in the community, is a member of the Shared Ethics Committee, belongs to Chesterton Moose Lodge 1623 and Calumet Masonic Lodge 379, and for five years was a Cub Scout leader at Brummitt Elementary School.

“Porter County Council, District 1, deserves a candidate who has the experience and is able to dedicate the time needed for this position,” DeLaney told the Chesterton Tribune. “Porter County has one of the lowest tax rates in the State of Indiana. I would like to help keep it that way while we follow the responsible growth path that we are experiencing.”

“With the Foundation in place, county government is addressing many needed projects and concerns,” DeLaney said. “I would like to take my experience and perspective of the big picture to the county level and dedicate the time needed to represent the residents of Porter County.”

Bozak was elected to the 1st District seat in January 2016 by a Republican caucus to fill the vacancy created when incumbent Jim Biggs was elected to the Porter County Commissioners.


Posted 2/12/2018




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