Republican Chairman Michael Simpson told the Chesterton Tribune this
morning his party is in the process of taking applications and holding
interviews for persons interested in being the Republican candidate for
South District County Commissioner.
According to the
Indiana Election Division, party chairs have until Tuesday, July 5 to fill
vacancies existing on the General Election ballot.
This year, there is
a vacancy for Porter County offices in the Republican choice for South
District County Commissioner. Incumbent Laura Shurr Blaney is the Democrat
of the Porter County Voters Registration Office Sundae Schoon said the
candidate would need to reside in Boone, Porter, Morgan or Pleasant
Township, which comprise the district.
Even though the
three Commissioners seats are separated by districts -- North, Center and
South -- all voters in the county vote in every Commissioner race,
regardless if they live in the district or not.
Simpson said that
eligible candidates may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(219)-465-1608 and leave a voicemail.
vacancy on the ballot for Porter County is for the Republican candidate for
Superior Court 3 Judge, to run against Democrat incumbent Julia Jent. Schoon
said that it would be the state party’s responsibility to fill that vacancy
and persons interested in that position should get in contact with state
The phone number
for the headquarters is (317)-635-7561.
mentioned that July 5 is the deadline for independent or minor party
candidates to submit petitions to be placed on the General Election ballot
as well as candidates running in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards for Ogden Dunes
Forms can be