A Republican with years of experience on the Porter County Park Board and
Board of Zoning Appeals narrowly beat a Dunelander for the GOP nomination
for County Surveyor.
Richard L. (Rich) Hudson won Tuesday’s primary over William Rensberger by
6,015 votes or 51.73 percent to 5,613 votes or 48.27 percent.
Hudson will face Democratic incumbent Kevin L. Breitzke, who ran unopposed
in the primary.
Hudson, 63, resides in Center Township and works for GAI Consultants as a
senior survey manager. He has served 21 years on the County Park Board and
15 years on the County BZA.
Rensberger is the long-time president and co-owner of Davies-Rensberger Land
Surveying Inc. in Chesterton.
The County Surveyor’s responsibilities include establishing,
re-establishing, and recording all section corners in the county,
supervising all civil engineering work, recording the location of legal
surveys, maintaining drains and ditches, and issuing drainage-related
Hudson pledged, in a candidate questionnaire returned to the Chesterton
Tribune earlier this spring, “to expand the perpetuation of monuments to
other important survey markers in the county by working directly with
municipalities as they plan their construction projects,” and “to make
personal service to land owners in the county the No. 1 priority of the