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Soliday vs Simms in District 4 House race; Pelath vs Granquist in District 9

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There are two State House races on Tuesday in which Dunelanders could cast ballots, depending on where they live.

In the 4th District House race, incumbent Republican Ed Soliday will be seeking his fourth term against Democrat challenger Greg Simms.

Soliday, a retired airline pilot and executive, told the Chesterton Tribune that, in his view, the key issues are creating job opportunities, keeping state spending and income in balance, and appropriately supporting education opportunities. The key issues for Simms, a high school social studies teacher and small business owner: education reforms, workers’ rights, taxes, and transparency in government and public services.

In the 9th District House race incumbent Democrat Scott Pelath is seeking his eighth term against Republican challenger Dan Granquist.

The key issue for Pelath, a human resources director: “The working middle class is not sharing in our state’s economic fortunes.” The key issue for Granquist, an attorney: “Sound economic development strategies that will promote job creation and expansion.”


Posted 11/5/2012