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Republican Kevin Tracy to file for County Council

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Chesterton High School graduate Kevin Tracy was to file today for the Republican nomination 1st District seat on the Porter County Council.

Tracy “is known nationally as a fiercely independent thinker and the political activist behind the conservative website http://www.ktracy. com,” according to a statement released today. “Tracy has been a steady voice in support of such national causes as the Fair Tax, network neutrality, and the right to life. He has also been a featured speaker at TEA Parties in several states, including two at the Porter County Courthouse in Valparaiso.”

After graduating CHS, Tracy enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an intelligence analyst after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. After his enlistment, Tracy accepted a position as a terrorism analyst for a government contractor, the statement said, then returned to the area in 2008 to complete his college degree and spend time with his family in Porter County.

A long-time advocate of responsible government, Kevin Tracy was among the overwhelming majority of Porter County residents opposed to the RTD, the statement said. “Although he is not anti-development and believes in the need to build and maintain infrastructure, Kevin Tracy argues that government-sponsored development for the mere sake of development is an unnecessary burden on the taxpayers and has failed to create jobs for the people of Porter County, despite promises to the contrary.”

If elected, Tracy promises to cut the operating costs of county government while maintaining a quality of service, promote natural job growth, and lessen the tax burden placed on the shoulders of Porter County's families.

“I love this area and I love the people here,” Tracy said. “My entire adult life has been dedicated to service and my candidacy for County Council is a continuation of that. The people of Porter County deserve the very best, so that’s what this campaign is going to be about.”



 Posted 2/16/2010




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