Center Commissioner Nancy Adams failed to capture her party’s nomination for
reelection in Tuesday’s Primary Elections as Republican voters chose
challenger Jeff Good.
Good clinched the
win with 4,156 votes in the countywide Republican race over Adams’ 2,322
votes. Netting 711 votes was third candidate William LaFever.
Good took over 57.8
percent of all votes compared to Adams’ 32.2 percent and LaFever’s 9.8
Good also claimed
the four Duneland townships in the race - Liberty, Jackson, Westchester and
Pine - with 941 votes here (53.3 percent of Duneland vote). Adams was a
little bit closer in Duneland with 604 votes (34.2 percent) as was LaFever
with 219 votes (12.4 percent).
Duneland township was in Pine with 43.5 percent of the vote. Good’s was
Jackson with 65.5 percent of the vote and LaFever’s was Liberty with 15
Good is president
of Good Hospitality Inc., which manages more than 20 hotels nationwide. It
is his first time running as Commissioner although he has served on various
boards, including the Porter County Convention, Recreation and Visitors
Commission and currently is the County’s representative on the Northwest
Indiana Regional Development Authority.
After his win
Tuesday, Good issued a statement commending Adams for working “tirelessly”
for a better county government. He said that during his campaign he heard
the call of Porter County citizens wanting an elected official to reflect
their values - “efficient, smart and effective” - regardless of whether it
be a Democrat or Republican.
“We will begin to
lay out a clear plan that is common sense that residents can believe in. It
will be centered on cutting waste and adding jobs,” Good said in his
comments to the media.
Adams, who is the
former owner of Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso, said she is proud of what she
has been able to accomplish such as revamping the County’s E-911 dispatch
and radio systems, renovating the animal shelter and implementing ways of
cutting costs for all County departments.
LaFever spent four
years on the Union Twp. School Board. He ran his campaign promising good
customer service to constituents, vowing to return phone calls and e-mail.
Running for Center
District Commissioner on the Democrat side is County Council at-large member
Sylvia Graham. She was unopposed in the primary election Tuesday.
Good and Graham
will face each other in the upcoming general election on Nov. 4.