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Primary Election Day

(La Porte County, IN) - It’s primary election day throughout Indiana, and polls statewide are open until 6 p.m.


In La Porte, there are currently two contested races.


Incumbent Tim Franke, along with Lauren Huffman and Evan Wooding, are running for the Republican nomination for two City Council at-large seats.  In the 5th Ward City Council race, it’s incumbent Laura Konieczny challenged by Larry Pinkerton for the Republican nomination.


In Michigan City, there are several contested races, including the one for mayor.


Former two-term mayor Ron Meer, City Councilpersons Angie Nelson Deuitch and Michael Mack, along with County Councilman Mark Yagelski and former City Councilman Johnny Stimley, are seeking the Democratic Party nomination.


The winner will go up against incumbent Duane Parry, who is currently running unopposed as a Republican and Libertarian Mike Walker.


Other contested races in Michigan City include one for open seats in the City Council At-large, where the Democratic Party nomination is sought by incumbents Don Przybylinski and Bryant Dabney, along with former Councilman Tim Bietry and former La Porte County Democratic Party chairman Dr. Vidya Kora.


In Kingsford Heights, Kari Moss and Duane Arndt are seeking the Democratic Party nomination for 2nd Ward Town Council while Joe Atkinson and Jeana Blake are vying for the Town Council seat from the 4th Ward. 

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