Council President Andy Bozak easily fended off a challenge on Tuesday from
Chesterton Town Council Member Emerson DeLaney, to win the Republican
nomination to the 1st District seat.
Bozak took 1,415
votes or 61 percent, to DeLaney’s 909 votes or 39 percent.
originally elected to the 1st District County Council seatÑrepresenting
North Porter County, including DunelandÑby a Republican caucus in January
2017, to fill the vacancy created when incumbent Jim Biggs was elected to
the Porter County Commissioners.
Bozak, a director
of operations who resides in Burns Harbor, will face Democrat Bob Poparad in
the general election on Nov. 6. Poparad previously served on the County
Council as an at-large member.
The 1st District
race was the only contested County Council primary on the ballot on Tuesday.
The other County Council races in November:
* 2nd District:
Democrat incumbent Jeremy Rivas; no Republican has filed.
* 3rd District:
Republican Mark “Coach” Hoffman; Democrat Greg Simms.
* 4th District:
Republican incumbent Mike Jessen; no Democrat has filed.