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Deuitch Landslide Over Meer for Mayor

(Michigan City, IN) - A former two-term Michigan City mayor has failed in his bid to reclaim the seat he once held.


Ron Meer received slightly over 14-percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election.


Angie Nelson Deuitch, who’s currently a member of the City Council, received 51-percent of the vote.


“We worked hard.  I got the calluses on my feet to prove it,” she told a room full of spirited supporters during her acceptance speech last night. 


La Porte County Councilman Mark Yagelski and former City Councilman Johnny Stimley finished slightly ahead of Meer.


Meer won the Democratic Party nomination in 2019 but narrowly lost his attempt for a third consecutive term to current Mayor Duane Parry in the general election five months later.  


Parry, who ran unopposed for the Republican nomination, will face Deuitch and Mike Walker, a libertarian, in November.


Deuitch said she overcame some negative campaigning and vowed to keep delivering a positive message on the campaign trail in the months ahead.


“This is all about positive imaging and we’re going to keep that energy going,” she said.


Deuitch formerly worked for the Northern Indiana Public Service Company. Currently, she operates I&D Squared, a consulting firm focusing on inclusion and diversity.

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