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Webber files for Soliday House seat

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Retired Porter Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Webber, Sr. has announced that he has filed his candidacy for state representative in district 4, a seat now held by Republican Ed Soliday of Valparaiso.

  In his candidacy announcement, Webber said he worked for 20 years as a Portage police officer, during which time he earned a law degree from Valparaiso University. After leaving the police force, he practiced law for 15 years.

  In 1989, following the death of Judge Bruce Douglas, then Gov. Evan Bayh appointed Webber to the post of Superior Court Judge II. He then was elected to serve as judge for three consecutive terms. He has since served as a senior judge in Porter, Lake, Jasper and LaPorte counties. In 2005, Gov. Mitch Daniels named Webber a Distinguished Hoosier. Webber currently serves  in the Merrillville law offices of Alan Mindell and Alexander Lopez.

  Webber said his priorities as state representative would be education, jobs, and state fiscal responsibility. He expressed support for adult education for those needing to achieve their high school diploma and college degree. "Our schools need to provide a balanced education with qualified, adequately paid educators. Northwest Indiana, with its proximity to rail and highway transportation, a deep water seaport, prime industrial property, fertile farmlands, and skilled labor pools, needs an active voice working together with legislative partners to ensure economic growth for Northwest Indiana and for our great State as well," Webber said.

  Webber also said that it would be his duty to ensure that the state operates within its budget without creating "additional burdens to the already overburdened taxpayers."

  The 4th district encompasses portions of Jasper, Lake, and Porter counties including Boone Grove, Hebron, Kouts, Lakes of the Four Seasons, Malden, and Winfield, as well as portions of Chesterton, Crown Point, and Valparaiso.  


Posted 2/10/2010






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