voters chose Republican Jeff Good to be the new Center District County
21,032 votes countywide over his opponent Democrat Sylvia Graham’s 19,088
votes, a percentage of 52.4 to 47.6.
In the Duneland
townships, Good scored a little less with 4,930 votes, or 51.5 percent.
Graham won 4,642 votes, 48.5 percent, in Duneland.
performance in Duneland was in Jackson Twp. where he captured 56.4 percent
while Graham’s best was in Pine Twp. with 52.5 percent.
Graham also beat
Good in Westchester Twp. with 50.7 percent of the vote. Good won in Liberty
Twp with 54.2 percent of the vote.
Good is president
and founder of Good Hospitality which oversees 26 hotel properties in a
total of five states. He also serves as the County’s representative on the
Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and participated in the
County Job’s Cabinet charged with coming up with solutions to grow the local
“It’s been a long
nine months. I feel good about the (victory), running a positive campaign in
both this race and the primary race,” Good told the Chesterton Tribune
this morning. Good will replace County Commissioner Nancy Adams who he
defeated in the Republican primaries.
will still dominate the three-member Commissioner board next year with
Republican John Evans and Democrat Laura Shurr Blaney.
Good said he is
anxious now to find what parts of his campaign message in particular voters
favored so he can begin working for the residents. “There’s no really
smoking gun,” he said.
He thanked Graham
for “a clean race” and said she was a formidable opponent.
Graham is currently
in her second term on the Porter County Council as an at-large member. She
was the top vote getter in the 2012 County Council at-large elections out of
Graham didn’t have
much speculation this morning as to what gave Good the edge over her. Voters
must have prefe