Mishler Fish has won the right to challenge State Rep. Ed Soliday,
R-Valparaiso, in the general election in November.
Fish beat Jesse
Harper for their party’s nomination 4,246 votes or 53 percent of the total
to Harper’s 3,838 votes or 47 percent.
Fish, 55, is a
Union Township resident and president of Midwest Environmental Systems. She
has considerable prior experience in governance, having served on the Porter
County Election Board and the Porter County Redevelopment Commission, among
Harper is a
political neophyte who is currently a second-year student in Valparaiso
University School of Law and the owner of JBH Productions, a film and video
priorities: living-wage jobs; public education funding; the state’s
infrastructure; and the drug problem.
unopposed for the GOP nomination.
Judge Julia Jent
easily fended off a challenge for her bench in Porter Superior Court, No. 3,
from attorney Michael Deppe.
Jent took 15,027
votes or 73 percent to Deppe’s 5,420 votes or 27 percent.
Jent presides over
several “special problem-solving courts” for high-risk/high-need offender
groups, in particular the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court,
which combine intense supervision, treatment, counseling, and education in
an effort to divert offenders from incarceration into productive lives.
Deppe resides in
Union Township but his law practice is based in Lake County.