A few more candidates and political organizations have submitted their
campaign contributions and expense reports to the county voters registration
office, which were due on Oct. 15.
Reporting zero dollars in her campaign is Janice (Jan) Meyers who is running
unopposed as a Democrat for the Jackson Twp. Trustee seat.
Republican Porter County Council first district candidate Jim Biggs filed
his report showing $440 in contributions. Biggs’ contributors are Ronald
Ackterhoff of Chesterton who shelled out $200 and the Porter County Central
Committee gave $240.
Biggs is challenging Democratic incumbent Robert Poparad whose committee
reported $5500 in contributions and receipts.
In school board matters, The Committee to Elect Maureen Hurst raised $826
from Hurst’s own pocket. Hurst is running as an independent for the Duneland
School Corporation Board. Hurst did file her report before the Oct. 15
A new political committee was also formed this past week by County
Commissioner Robert Harper’s sons, the Committee For Fairness in Porter
County Politics, which filed at the voters office. Treasurer Jesse Harper
said the committee has received donations but because it was formed after
the Oct. 15 reporting deadline, the donors and their amounts will be
reported at the next reporting period due on Jan. 19 of next year.
The Committee for Fairness in Porter County Politics aims “to combat
negative and misleading political tactics.” Ads mailed by the Valparaiso
Republican group have attacked incumbent central district commissioner
Harper purporting he has a plan to raise taxes and has failed to create jobs
in Porter County.
Harper faces Republican candidate Nancy Adams whose campaign committee has
given $1,000 to the Valparaiso Republican group according to its campaign