The Porter County Election Board has decided it will discuss an unsigned
letter which accuses County Council member Jim Biggs, R-1st of violating
several state election laws in his campaign finance reports for last year
when he ran as a candidate for North County Commissioner.
The board will meet this Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the County Commissioners
Chambers, Room 205 of the Administration Building located at 155 Indiana
Ave. in Valparaiso.
A letter dated March 14 was mailed along with copies of Biggs’ campaign
reports to the board and also to area newspapers, the County Prosecutor’s
office, and the Indiana Attorney General’s office. The individual or
individuals lodging the complaint did not list their name anywhere in the
letter or even on the mailed envelope.
According to letter, the various violations include failure to report a
statement of organization, failure to file reports on a timely basis, and
failure to report donations, expenditures and loans on a timely basis. Many
of the issues raised center around Biggs’ campaign website.
On March 22, Biggs submitted an amended version of his report listing
additional contributions and an in-kind donation from Golden Technologies
for creating the website.
Following that was a second unsigned letter dated April 11 that made further
complaints and accusations.
Board president Patrick Lyp said Biggs is welcome to explain his case to the
The public is also welcome to give comments.
Also, the board will discuss poll watcher jobs for the Union Twp. school