Dykes will face Democrat Randy Wilkening in the race for Porter County
Coroner on Nov. 6.
4,244 votes or 55 percent to beat fellow Republican Thomas Ampeliotis, who
took 3,457 votes or 45 percent.
Wilkening won 4,210
votes or 58 percent to beat fellow Democrat Dale Bagnall, who took 3,089
votes or 42 percent.
full-time at Porter Regional Hospital as a certified histology technician in
the Pathology Department. She is not currently a state-certified death
investigator but has pledged to become one before taking her oath of office.
Ampeliotis presently serves as a Deputy Coroner now and is a state-certified
Wilkening, for his
part, holds the rank of captain with the Portage Fire Department, where he
serves as a firefighter/paramedic. He has not yet taken the state-certified
death investigator’s course. Bagnall has previously served three years as a