The Duneland GOP has donated four times more to the campaign of Nancy
Adams—Republican candidate for the Center District seat on the Porter County
Commissioners currently held by Democrat Bob Harper—than it has on all of
the other local campaigns combined.
That, according to the financial report filed on Monday by the newly formed
The Duneland GOP donated a total of $9,230 to Adams’ campaign, compared to a
total of $2,295 to nine other campaigns.
The following Republicans each received a donation of $255 from The Duneland
GOP: Chuck Harris, running for Coroner; Ralph Levi, running for Sheriff;
Robert Wichlinski, running for Auditor; Jon Miller, running for Recorder;
Karen Martin, running for Clerk of Circuit Court; Jim Polarek, running for
County Council; Jon Snyder, running for Assessor; Joyce Webster, running for
Portage Township Trustee; and Chuck Conover, running for Center Township
The Duneland GOP expended a total of $11,495, according to the financial
report, and at the close of the reporting period had a total of $305 in cash
The two single largest contributors each donated $1,000: Kenard Taylor and
T&P Development of Chesterton.
One contributor donated $500: Gary K. Fish of Edwardsburg, Mich.
Six contributors donated $250: Ken Blaney of Valparaiso; Robert Welsh of
Chesterton; Arnold Gough of $250; Larry Lowlsen of Chesterton; Servstell
Inc. of Merrillville; and James Ruge of Beverly Shores.
One contributor donated $200: MGM Enterprises of Chesterton.
Two contributors donated $100: Karavan Restaurants Inc. of Chesterton; and