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County Council member Sylvia Graham running for Center District Commissioner

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Porter County Council at-large member Sylvia Graham announced Tuesday that she will be filing her candidacy for Center District County Commissioner on the Democratic ballot for the 2014 elections.

Graham said she have been a voice for the people of Porter County on the Council. She prides herself on promoting public safety initiatives, economic development, drug prevention and rehabilitation programs, parks and cost efficient county government.

Graham is a former member of the Porter County Redevelopment Commission and serves on the Emergency Management Board, the Council on Aging and Community Services Board, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, the Jail Bond Board, and the Jail Medical and Mental Health Committee. Other experience includes the County Plan Commission and Tourism Bureau. She is also liaison to eleven county departments.

Besides budgeting experience, Graham said she offers integrity and truthfulness in carrying out the duties entrusted to a county commissioner.

She said she will be a full-time commissioner, promoting better understanding between the Board of Commissioners and the County Council.

“Wise decisions must be made in investing hospital principal money. County buildings and roads, as well as infrastructure, must be improved to meet the demands of the 21st century. County government must be run more efficiently,” Graham said in a press release.

 

 

Posted 1/8/2014