(La Porte County, IN) - Another former La Porte County sheriff is endorsing a candidate in the sheriff’s race. Mike Mollenhauer is supporting Andy Hynek in the Democratic Party race in the May 3 primary.
Currently, a LaPorte County Councilperson, Mollenhauer, said Hynek is a longstanding, 22-year member of the Sheriff’s Office, a military veteran, and a proven leader and has been preparing to become sheriff even before he started moving up the ranks.
Hynek's service includes cracking down on drug dealers and other significant felons while assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and La Porte County Metro Drug Task Force, where he was a commander.
“He’s a dedicated individual. He’s a leader. He’s always been a leader. He leads by example is probably the best way to put it,” Mollenhauer said.
Hynek is now the supervisor of the midnight patrol shift. Mollenhauer also cites his service with local groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs of La Porte County and the Salvation Army in Michigan City.
Hynek is running against Al Ott and James D. Arnold for the Democratic nomination in the race for sheriff.
Another former sheriff, Jim Arnold, recently endorsed Ott, presently the Jail Commander. Arnold, the father of James D. Arnold, supported Ott because he believed that his administrative experience and other qualities most qualified him to be sheriff.