Republican Party Chair Michael Simpson told the Chesterton Tribune
this morning that “no one wants to dip their toe” into the race as the GOP
candidate for County Commissioner South District seat in this year’s general
Today at noon was
the deadline for party chairs to fill remaining vacancies on the general
election ballot. It appears that County Commissioner Laura Shurr Blaney, a
Democrat, will be unopposed in her run for what will be her second term.
Simpson said he had
spoken with several members of his party, asking if they had any interest in
running, but no one decided to commit.
“It’s a big
decision and it’s a very important job (of being a County Commissioner),”
already had their ballot filled for the year before the primary elections.
The only other vacancy is that of Porter County Superior Court 3 Judge on
the Republican ballot which is up to the state Republican party to fill.
The race for North
District County Commissioner is contested, however, with Republican Jim
Biggs facing Democrat Jeff Chidester.