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Incumbents from La Porte Win in Primary

(La Porte, IN) - Both incumbents on the city council in La Porte won their respective Republican primary races Tuesday night.


Republican Tim Franke was easily the top-voted nominee for one of the two open at-large seats.


Franke, who is in the fourth year of his first term, received 449 votes compared to 285 votes for Lauren Huffman and 249 votes for Evan Wooding.


Franke and Huffman gained the Republican Party nominations since they were the top two vote getters for two open seats.  He feels the outcome shows people like the results they’re getting from the elected officials now in place.


“We’ve all worked extremely hard over the last four-years to improve our community and we don’t want to take our foot off the gas.  I think the results show, overall, the community is pleased with the direction the city is going,” he said.


Republican incumbent Laura Konieczny defeated Larry Pinkerton in the City Council 5th ward race by about a two to one margin.


There were no other contested races in La Porte.


So far, there are no Democratic challengers for the two open Council At-Large seats, but the party has time to slate candidates for the November general election.

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