By KEVIN NEVERS
The tie has been
Along party lines.
At its meeting
Monday night, the Chesterton Town Council voted 3-1 to break the 401-401 tie
for the 4th District seat in favor of the Republican, Nate Cobbs. The
Democrat, Scot McCord, garnered only one vote, from the single Democrat on
the council, whose decision not to stand for re-election opened the seat
which Cobbs and McCord were vying for.
* Jim Ton, R-1st:
* Lloyd Kittredge,
* Sharon Darnell,
* Emerson DeLaney,
Member Nick Walding,
R-3rd, was not in attendance. Had one of the incumbent Republicans wandered
off the reservation and cast his ballot for McCord, the resulting 2-2 tie
would had to have been broken by Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela.
There was no
discussion of the vote, and the only comment at all on the tie was Town
Attorney Chuck Lukmann’s. “Breaking the tie is not an enviable job,” he
observed, quite correctly, before members cast their ballots to do just
Members then voted
4-0 to authorize Kuziela to certify the 3-1 vote in favor of Cobbs and
forward the results to Porter County Voter Registration.