Among the County Commissioner and County Council at-large races, voters in
Porter County will also decide who will serve the next terms of Surveyor and
Superior Court Judge II.
Longtime Surveyor incumbent Kevin Breitzke is back on the Democratic ticket
this year running for a fifth term. If elected, Breitzke said he would
continue personal, friendly service and dealing with drainage and property
issues in a timely manner. Since taking office 16 years ago, Breitzke said
he has increased yearly production to 30 projects a year.
He said he has no intentions to hire more staff in the surveyor office and
will look to use funds more creatively and efficiently to reduce costs.
Breizke is challenged by Republican Richard Hudson who has 42 years of
engineering practice. He said he will to work to make personal service to
landowners his number one priority by being available in assisting in a
timely and efficient manner as much as possible.
Hudson said he has a list of community service positions which gives him a
unique perspective. In 2004, he was appointed by the governor to serve on
the Registration Board for Surveyors. He is also the current president of
the County Parks and Recreation Board and served 16 years on the Board of
Democrat William Alexa is the incumbent in a contested race for the Judge of
Porter County Superior Court II. He said his top goal is to continue to
provide fair and impartial judgment for each case and continue serving with
a high level of expertise.
The biggest criminal threat to Porter County residents is the use of
illegally controlled substances. He said the greatest majority of cases he
sees involve drugs.
Challenging Alexa is Republican candidate Anthony Pampalone, who also
believes the county has a drug problem. Pampalone is currently the Trustee
of Union Twp. and a commissioner of the Northwestern Indiana Regional
Planning Commission. He has practiced civil law all throughout Northwest
Pampalone said voters should choose him because of his educational
background and also because he has the public service record necessary to
run an efficient and impartial court.
Voters in this tomorrow’s election also vote on Judge of Porter County
Superior Court VI. Running unopposed is Republican incumbent Jeffrey L.
Also on the ballot is County Treasurer. Democratic incumbent Mike Bucko is