Chesterton Tribune


Judge and surveyor on the ballot Tuesday

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Among the County Commissioner and County Council at-large races, voters in Porter County will also decide who will serve the next terms of Surveyor and Superior Court Judge II.


Longtime Surveyor incumbent Kevin Breitzke is back on the Democratic ticket this year running for a fifth term. If elected, Breitzke said he would continue personal, friendly service and dealing with drainage and property issues in a timely manner. Since taking office 16 years ago, Breitzke said he has increased yearly production to 30 projects a year.

He said he has no intentions to hire more staff in the surveyor office and will look to use funds more creatively and efficiently to reduce costs.

Breizke is challenged by Republican Richard Hudson who has 42 years of engineering practice. He said he will to work to make personal service to landowners his number one priority by being available in assisting in a timely and efficient manner as much as possible.

Hudson said he has a list of community service positions which gives him a unique perspective. In 2004, he was appointed by the governor to serve on the Registration Board for Surveyors. He is also the current president of the County Parks and Recreation Board and served 16 years on the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Superior Judge II

Democrat William Alexa is the incumbent in a contested race for the Judge of Porter County Superior Court II. He said his top goal is to continue to provide fair and impartial judgment for each case and continue serving with a high level of expertise.

The biggest criminal threat to Porter County residents is the use of illegally controlled substances. He said the greatest majority of cases he sees involve drugs.

Challenging Alexa is Republican candidate Anthony Pampalone, who also believes the county has a drug problem. Pampalone is currently the Trustee of Union Twp. and a commissioner of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. He has practiced civil law all throughout Northwest Indiana.

Pampalone said voters should choose him because of his educational background and also because he has the public service record necessary to run an efficient and impartial court.

Voters in this tomorrow’s election also vote on Judge of Porter County Superior Court VI. Running unopposed is Republican incumbent Jeffrey L. Thode.

Treasurer uncontested

Also on the ballot is County Treasurer. Democratic incumbent Mike Bucko is running unopposed.



Posted 11/5/2012