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New Durham Township Trustee Candidate Kelli Tanger

What office are you running for? New Durham Township Trustee

What political party are you affiliated with? Republican Party

What is your education?

  • 2008 LaPorte High School
  • 2013 IUSB Elementary Education


What is your occupation?

  • Educator (on leave)
  • Journeyman Real Estate Property Accountant


What is your candidate platform?

As New Durham Township Trustee, I will robustly represent New Durham Township. I believe in accountability and accessibility of elected representatives to the taxpayers, and as the New Durham Township Trustee, township citizens will be able to easily contact me with questions and/or concerns about our township and receive a timely response from me. I believe in a balanced budget that supports the township entities, in order to best serve and protect the people of New Durham Township. I will respectfully and transparently work with township members, residents, and all township entity members/volunteers. I am energized and ready to put my best foot forward.

Give three reasons why voters should consider you this election.  

  1. Accessibility. I will be accessible to township residents and the township board. Any residents, township entity volunteers or members, and township board members who reach out to me will receive a timely response from me. I have experience interacting with community members in several avenues, through education, nonprofit work, small business, and leadership boards. I believe that people should be treated with respect.
  2. Financial Integrity. I will be organized and prepared each year presenting an annual budget that ensures township entities run smoothly and responsibly.
  3. Community Service/Ownership. I believe that, as a citizen, it is important to take ownership in our local communities through avenues of volunteering. I continue to volunteer as a LaPorte County CASA, a member of the South County Coalition, Pax Center/State Street Board member, and as a team member for local Discussion Over Dinner events. 


Is there anything else you'd like voters to know about you?

I raise 4 young children in New Durham Township with my husband, Sam, and believe it is best practice to model and be the type of person you want your children to become.

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