There is only one contested race on the ballot on Tuesday in the Town of
Chesterton’s municipal election.
Incumbent Republican Nick Walding will be defending his 3rd District seat on
the Town Council against Democratic challenger Brian Mulholland.
Walding has held the seat since April 2010, after being elected by caucus to
fill the seat vacated by Dave Cincoski on his appointment to Chief of
Police. Walding, employed by Lakeside Wealth Management Group, is running on
a three-point platform: efficient and frugal government; smart development,
in particular that of the Ind. 49 corridor and the attraction of health-care
services; and emergency and disaster preparedness.
Mulholland, employed as a firefighter with AlliedBarton at ArcelorMital—he
is also a volunteer firefighter for the Porter Fire Department—is similarly
interested in development, both residential and commercial. He supports the
Ind. 49 utility corridor project and is a “fan of mom-and-pop stores.”
Walding says that he’s running to complete the work begun by the present
Mulholland says that he’s running “to make a difference” in town.