(La Porte, IN) - La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody is going to seek a second term. He’s scheduled to make his announcement during a pre-election rally planned later this week. There will be food and beverages during the event. The public is invited.
Dermody said he wants to further the progress his administration has brought to the city in partnership with the citizens.
“Four years ago, we started this journey stating we believe in the best La Porte possible. We’ve made strides but we want to continue what we’ve begun,” he said.
Dermody, a Republican, was a state representative for 10 years before elected mayor. There’s been a lot of speculation the past few years that he might seek a higher office.
However, Dermody said he’s where he wants to be.
“This is my hometown and I want to bloom where I was planted. I owe La Porte to continue to work extremely hard and, again, make the best La Porte possible,” he said.
Dermody also served multiple terms on the La Porte School Board prior to becoming a state representative and later mayor.
The rally free to attend is scheduled Thursday at the Silver Palace at 1719 State Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Anyone wanting to attend is asked to RSVP DERMODYFORLAPORTE@GMAIL.COM.