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Candidates Lining Up for 2022 Elections

(LaPorte, IN) - The filing period for political candidates in the upcoming election opened on Wednesday.


County Clerk Heather Stevens, who processes the paperwork, said candidates weren’t exactly beating down the door in the first week, but just shy of 40 people have thrown their hats in the ring for various offices so far.


“It seems like it’s a little slower this year,” she said. “I don’t know if maybe it’s the weather; I’m not sure. But we have a month.” Stevens says the list will definitely grow, as candidates have until February 4th to file paperwork.


Adam Koronka, Republican candidate for County Council was first in the door Wednesday morning. A usual cast of characters followed. Most of the filings were for State Convention Delegates, Precinct Committee, and Township Board positions. Below are the notable county offices that are in play so far for this year’s election.


Ron Heeg                                Republican                  Sheriff

Andrew Hynek                       Democratic                  Sheriff

Andrew J. Morse                    Republican                  Sheriff

Adam Koronka                       Republican                  County Council District 1

Randall J. Novak                    Democratic                  County Council District 2

Sheila Brillson Matias           Democratic                 County Commissioner District 1

Elizabeth Bergeron               Republican                  County Commissioner District 1

Lisa Pierzakowski                  Republican                  Center Township Trustee

Steve R. Lestinsky Jr.             Republican                  Kankakee Township Trustee

Phillip J. Hannon                    Democratic                 New Durham Township Trustee

Daniel Granquist                   Republican                  Michigan Township Trustee

Kaelynn Deckard                   Republican                  Scipio Township Trustee

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