Interest is strong in the Porter County Coroner’s race, with four Democrats
and one Republican filing for the position, which pays $25,000 annually.
Incumbent Coroner Victoria Deppe recently announced that she will resign her
position, leaving a vacancy that will be filled by a Democrat caucus. Deppe,
a nurse practitioner, is taking a position as a wound care specialist at a
In other filings, Duneland’s representative on the Porter County Council,
Bob Poparad, filed for re-election. Meanwhile, a three-way Republican
primary battle is on for the 1st District U.S. House seat.
The filing deadline ends at noon Feb. 19 for the May primary.
The following is the up-to-date list, as of this morning, of the candidates
who filed either in the Voter Registration Office for county and township
races or with the Indiana Secretary of State for federal or state offices.
An “inc.” after a candidate’s name signifies the incumbent. The Tribune will
update the list throughout the filing period.
U.S. Rep. 1st District: Peter J. Visclosky (inc.)
State Senate 4th District: Karen Tallian (inc.)
State Rep. 10th District: Charles Chuck Moseley (inc.)
County Clerk: Pamela Mishler Fish (inc.)
County Auditor: James Kopp (inc.); Vicki Urbanik
County Coroner: Billy J. Coker; Ronald A. Reed; Nancy Satterlee; Robert L.
County Recorder: Debby Dean Malik
County Council, 1st District: Robert Poparad (inc.)
County Council, 2nd District: Jeremy Rivas
County Council, 4th District: Marylyn Johns (inc.)
Westchester Township Trustee: Suzanne Phillbrick (inc.)
Westchester Township Board (three seats): William Cantrell (inc.)
Jackson Township Trustee: Janice Meyers (inc.)
Portage Township Trustee: Brendan Clancy; Jack D. Jent
Portage Township Board (three seats): Edward Momola; Ken Gillie; Larry
U.S. Rep. 1st District: Adam A. Dombowski, Robert Pastore, Jayson Reeves.
County Sheriff: Ralph G. Levi
County Coroner: Chuck Harris
County Recorder: Jon Miller
County Council, 4th District: James Polarek
Jackson Township Board: Judith Guernsey (inc.)
Liberty Township Board: Jacquelyn Sterling (inc.)
Portage Township Trustee: Ed Carlisle
Center Township Trustee: Charles William Conover (inc.)
Center Township Board: Stephen Buck (inc.)
Pleasant Township Trustee: Jean Oelhman (inc.)
Boone Township Trustee: Russell “Rusty” Franzman (inc.)