CROWN POINT | Incumbent officials on Thursday continued filing for new terms in office.
They included Crown Point Township Assessor Kristie L. Dressel, a Republican; Lake County Council members Elsie Franklin, of Gary, and David Hamm, of Hammond, both Democrats; County Councilman Dan Dernulc, of Highland, a Republican; and Hobart Township Trustee Tom Silich, a Democrat.
Ross Township Assessor Angela M. Guernsey and Trustee Joe Shudick, both Democrats, filed papers for their re-election Wednesday.
Democratic candidates for municipal office include Michael J. Kapitan and Crystal L. Madden for Dyer Ward 2; Eric J. Kundich, Schererville Ward 2, and Tom Schmitt, Schererville Ward 4.
Republican candidates for municipal office include Jeffrey A. Dekker, Dyer Ward 2; Kevin Conley, Schererville Ward 2, and David W. Bell, St. John Ward 4.