VALPARAISO | Jeff Good couldn't point to the single thing that put him on top of a three-way race in the Republican primary in the Porter County Commissioner 2nd District race Tuesday.
When he entered the race, he said, he believed it was a time when the county could "become better, much better."
He also believed he had the skill-set and experience to make Porter County better.
"A lot of it in government and politics is timing. I felt there was some kind of a void out there in government," said Good, who owns a hospitality business and represents the county commissioners and County Council on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
Good defeated incumbent Nancy Adams and William LaFever in the primary. He will face Democrat Sylvia Graham, who was unopposed Tuesday, in the general election in November.
"I'm excited, but very tired. This is still all new to me, I'm still taking it all in. I had a lot of people who supported me," Good said. "I am excited to take the county into the future."
"I wish Jeff the best of luck," Adams said. "He spent a lot of money on radio, and I didn't realize he sent out quite a few mailers. I'm not good at politics. I just want to do a good job and help the people of Porter County."
"I felt I got quite a bit done, and there still are some things I want to get done. I can't feel bad about the last four years. We got a lot accomplished and that makes me feel good. Somebody always has to lose," Adams said.
"It is a win for me and for Porter County tonight because I got rid of a commissioner who wouldn't return phone calls or work with people," LaFever said. "I wish Jeff Good the best of luck."
"My opponent, Commissioner Adams, worked tirelessly to see a better government in Porter County. The voters spoke for a need for a different kind of government," said Good. "Not Democrat, not Republican, but a government that reflects the values of its citizens: efficient, smart and effective. 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."