Since Monday, three
more candidates have filed, one in each town.
Swickard has filed for the 4th District seat on the Chesterton Town Council,
currently held by Democrat Sharon Darnell. Darnell has announced that she is
not seeking re-election.
Swickard is a sworn
officer on the Chesterton Police Department, with the rank of sergeant.
Should Swickard win the primary election on May 5 and then the general
election on Nov. 3, under Indiana Code 3-5-9-5, he will be “considered to
have resigned as a government employee” of the Town of Chesterton when he
assumes elected offices.
That law was
changed in 2012, prior to which Indiana Code permitted a municipal employee
to hold elected office in that municipality, as indeed CPD Lt. Dave Cincoski
did--R-3rd--before he was appointed Chief of Police in 2010.
Filing in Porter:
Republican Rob Pomeroy for re-nomination to his 3rd District seat on the
Filing in Burns
Harbor: Democrat Raymond G. Poparad for one of the five at-large seats on
the Town Council.
There remain, to
date, only two contested races in the May 5 primary.
In the first, Jeff
Trout is challenging incumbent--and his former colleague--Jim Ton for the
Republican nomination to the 1st District seat on the Chesterton Town
Council. Trout held the 2nd District seat on the council until his
resignation in December, when he moved from his house in the 2nd District to
a new one in the 1st.
In the second
contested race, Zathoe Sexton is challenging incumbent Carol Pomeroy for the
Republican nomination to Porter Clerk-Treasurer.
The Slate So Far
Republican: For Clerk-Treasurer, Stephanie Kuziela (inc.). For 1st
District, Jim Ton (inc.) and Jeff Trout. For 2nd District, Lloyd
(Buck) Kittredge Jr. (inc.) For 3rd District, Aaron Adcock. For
4th District, Chris Swickard. For 5th District, Emerson
Democrat: For 3rd District, Dane Lafata.
For Clerk-Treasurer, Carol Pomeroy (inc.) and Zathoe Sexton. For
3rd District, Rob Pomeroy (inc.).
For 1st District, Erik Wagner. For 2nd District, Greg Stinson
(inc.). For 3rd District, William Lopez.
Democrat: For Clerk-Treasurer, Jane Jordan (inc.). For at-large,
Raymond G. Poparad.
As of this morning,
there have been no filings at all in either the Dune Acres or the Beverly
Shores municipal elections.