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Portage Council member running for Commissioner; deadline next week

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By JEFF SCHULTZ

There’s one week left to go in what has turned out to be a slow year for candidate filings in local races for the May Democrat and Republican primary elections, but things could be picking up as Porter County saw a new name added to the ticket for North District County Commissioner.

On Thursday, Republican John M. Cannon entered the race for the North Commissioner seat, currently held by John Evans.

Cannon is on the Portage City Council, just starting his second term, and has a background in management.

The Commissioner race has seen one other filing so far, Democrat Jeffrey Chidester. Evans has not yet filed for re-election for what would be his fifth term in office.

In the South County Commissioner race, the only filing has been the incumbent, Democrat Laura Shurr Blaney.

Filing ends at noon next Friday, Feb. 5.

The other offices candidates can file for on the County level are County Council at-large, Superior Court 3 Judge, County Treasurer and County Surveyor.

Contested races

Also this week, some races have become contested on ballots that Duneland voters will see in May. Democrat Jesse Harper filed for 4th District State Representative and will face Pam Mishler Fish for the seat. On the Republican side, incumbent Ed Soliday remains unopposed.

And, Democrat Michael L. Deppe will challenge incumbent Julia Jent for Porter County Superior Court 3 Judge.

The U.S. Senator race is contested now for the Republicans with two more candidates filing -- Eric Holcomb and Marlin Stuzman. They will vie for the seat with Todd Young.

Also, GOP voters in Indiana will have at least two options for President. The race currently includes candidates Jeb Bush and John R. Kasich.

Pelath files

In other news, State Rep. for 9th District Scott Pelath filed for re-election on the Democrat ticket.

All State Representative incumbents in Duneland now have filed.

Below is the current list of candidates for Duneland ballots as of deadline today. Bold represents a contested primary race:

Democrat Filings

U.S. President: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Representative, 1st District: Peter J. Visclosky (inc.)

State Representative, 4th District: Jesse Harper; Pamela Mishler Fish

State Representative, 9th District: Scott Pelath (inc.)

State Representative, 10th District: Chuck Moseley (inc.)

County Commissioner, North District: Jeffrey L. Chidester

County Commissioner, South District: Laura Shurr Blaney (inc.)

County Council, at-large (pick three): Sylvia Graham (inc.); Robert Poparad (inc.); Dan Whitten (inc.)

County Treasurer: Michelle Clancy (inc.)

County Surveyor: Kevin Breitzke (inc.)

Superior Court Judge 3: Michael L. Deppe; Julia Jent (inc.)

State Convention Delegates: Mike Adams, Rebecca Adams, Ferdinand Alvarez, Lisa Beck, Vernon Beck, Geof Benson, Laura Shurr Blaney, Jeffrey L. Chidester, Brendan Clancy, Billy J. Coker, Kevin L. Cornett, Collin W. Czilli, Pamela Mishler Fish, Debra E. Fray, Matthew (Matt) Gibson, Jesse Harper, Joseph A. Kasper, Deborah Kerr-Cook, Kathryn Kozuszek, Sue I. Lynch, Dennis J. McCafferty, Elaine J. McCafferty, Charles “Chuck” Moseley, Clay M. Patton, Scott Williams

Republican Filings

U.S. President: Jeb Bush; John R. Kasich

U.S. Senator: Eric Holcomb; Marlin Stuzman; Todd Young

U.S. Representative, 1st District: John Meyer

State Representative, 4th District: Ed Soliday (inc.)

County Commissioner, North District: John M. Cannon

County Treasurer: Chuck Harris

Precinct Committeeman: Liberty 4 - Jacquelyn M. Sterling; Pine 2 - Richard A. “Rick” Rikosk; Westchester 11 - Kevin Tracy

State Convention Delegates: Jackson Twp. (2) - None; Liberty Twp. (3) - Jacquelyn M. Sterling; Pine Twp. (1) - None; Westchester Twp. (5) - Jon C. Miller, Kevin Tracy, Krista Tracy.

 

 

Posted 1/29/2016

 
 
 
 

 

 

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