Two new Republicans seated on Lake elections board

2013-03-18T17:20:00Z 2013-03-18T21:47:37Z Two new Republicans seated on Lake elections boardBy Bill Dolan, (219) 662-5328

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board will greet two new Republican members Tuesday when it convenes to set up polling places for this spring's school referendum in Munster.

Newly installed Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc announced he is naming Dyer resident Dana Dumezich and Highland attorney William Fine as his party's representatives on the five-member bipartisan elections board.

Dumezich has served as a Republican precinct committee member and is the wife of Dan Dumezich, a former state representative and party fundraiser.

William "Bill" Fine, a Munster resident, has been practicing law in Highland since 1988. He ran unsuccessfully last year for the 12th House District and for Lake Circuit Court in 2010.

They replace Kim Krull and Allan Katz.

Krull became party chairwoman in 2009, but didn't run for a new term in last month's party caucus. She served one year as a member of the election board.

Katz, of Center Township, served for several months as an election board member. He ran for party chairman in last month's caucus and lost to Dernulc.

The election board is expected to vote Tuesday on setting up polling places for the May 7 referendum to raise taxes 19.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. If passed, it is expected to generate $3 million a year for seven years for the School Town of Munster.

Michelle Fajman, elections director, said the board will be asked to designate all 13 polling places used in last year's election for use in the referendum.

They include: Eads School, Munster High School, Munster Fire Station #2, Munster Town Hall, Wilbur Wright Middle School, Carmelite Hall, Elliot Elementary School, Frank Hammond Elementary School, Munster Community Social Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fairmeadow Church of the Nazarene, Centennial Park and the Munster branch of the Lake County Public Library.

She said the board also will be asked to designate the Munster Town Hall as a satellite polling place for residents wishing to cast their votes in the month before the May 7 election.

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