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Candidates Filing for May 3 Primary

(La Porte, IN) - 24 Democrat and Republican candidates have filed to run for their party’s nomination in the May 3 primary for major races in LaPorte County.  


Right now, there are four candidates for sheriff.  Democrats Andy Hynek and James D. Arnold. Arnold is the son of former two-term sheriff and former State Senator Jim Arnold.


The Republican candidates for sheriff are current chief deputy Ron Heeg and Andrew Morse.


Running for La Porte Commissioner, so far, are incumbent Sheila Matias, a Democrat, and Republican Elizabeth Bergeron.


La Porte County Council candidates are Adam Koronka, a Republican seeking the 1st District seat, and incumbent Democrat Randy Novak in the 2nd District race.


The deadline for candidates to file is February 4. Here are the remainder of the candidates who have filed for the other races


New Durham Township Trustee
Phillip J. Hanson (D)


New Durham Township Board

Kelli Tanger (R)


Noble Township Board District 2

Geoffrey Sellers (R)


Scipio Township Trustee

Kaelynn Deckard (R)


Scipio Township Board

Paul Lindeman (R)

Walter Eugene Conlin, Jr. (R)


Center Township Trustee

Lisa Pierzakowski (R)


Center Township Board

Scott “Scotty” Ford (D)

Kyleen Fuller (R)


Michigan Township Trustee

Daniel Granquist (R)


Springfield Township Board

Ilene Zona (R)


Hanna Township Trustee

Brian E. Garner (R)


Kankakee Township Trustee
Steve R. Lestinsky, Jr. (R)


Pleasant Township Board

Bette Conroy (D)


Union Township Trustee

Sherian J. (Sherry) Morris (D)


Clinton Township Trustee

Courtni Meyers (R)

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