The big day is here at last for those in Porter County with political
Today was the first day of filing for the upcoming May 4 primary elections.
At least 18 candidates filed in the Porter County Voter County Registration
Office during the first three hours of the filing period this morning.
Already, three primary battles -- all on the Democrat ballot -- have taken
shape in the races for Porter County Coroner, Auditor and Portage Township
The filing deadline ends at noon Feb. 19 for the May primary.
As of deadline today, the following are the candidates who officially filed
in the Voter Registration Office. An “inc.” after a candidate’s name
signifies the incumbent. The Tribune will update the list throughout
the filing period.
County Clerk: Pamela Mishler Fish (inc.)
County Auditor: James Kopp (inc.); Vicki Urbanik
County Coroner: Billy J. Coker; Ronald A. Reed
County Recorder: Debby Dean Malik
County Council, 2nd District: Jeremy Rivas
Jackson Township Trustee: Janice Meyers (inc.)
Portage Township Trustee: Brendan Clancy; Jack D. Jent
Portage Township Board (three seats): Edward Momola; Ken Gillie
Ralph G. Levi
4th District: James Polarek
Trustee: William Conover (inc.)
Board: Stephen Buck (inc.)
Township Trustee: Jean Oelhman