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Udvare and Fisher win easily in Chesterton

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Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela and Town Council Member Emerson DeLaney, R-5th, both lost in the only contested races on the ballot in Tuesday’s municipal election--and they lost decisively--to challengers both heavily supported by International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4600.

Beating the Republican Kuziela was Democrat Courtney Udvare, who took 954 votes (57 percent) to Kuziela’s 712 votes (43 percent).

Udvare, currently director of the Westville Public Library, based much of her campaign on the mistake made by Kuziela’s office in connection with the 2017 budget, which caused a shortfall of an estimated $800,000.

Beating DeLaney was Independent Jennifer Fisher, who took 876 votes (54 percent) to DeLaney’s 732 votes (46 percent).

Fisher is an attorney and spoke often in her campaign of the lawsuit filed by Local 4600 against the town, alleging various improprieties.

In uncontested races incumbent Jim Ton, R-1st, took 1,221 votes; incumbent Lloyd “Buck” Kittredge, R-2nd, 1,204 votes; incoming Democrat member, 3rd District, Robert Allison, 1,214 votes; and incoming Democrat member, 4th District, Sharon Darnell, 1,233 votes.

Allison defeated fellow Democrat and incumbent Dane Lafata in the primary election. Darnell--who previously served several terms on the council--filed for the seat currently held by incumbent Nate Cobbs, who decided not to run for re-election; no Republican filed for that seat.



Posted 11/6/2019




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