CROWN POINT | Political newcomer Michael B. Brown was the clear winner of the Lake County recorder's race, capturing more than 70 percent of the vote.
Brown faced another newcomer, Republican Pamela Drangmeister, in the race. Throughout the campaign, Brown said if elected, he would modernize the recorder's office, offering technology and the ability to take care of some business online.
Brown said he earned a degree in organizational management from Calumet College of St. Joseph and plans to increase efficiency through technology, enabling people to use smartphones and other devices to provide service.