CROWN POINT | A political activist is asking election officials to remove Lake Station City Judge Christopher A. Anderson from office on grounds he isn't a resident there.
The complaint comes from Edward Grinder, chairman of the Lake Station, New Chicago and Hobart Township Democratic precinct organization.
Grinder alleges Anderson, who became Lake Station city judge four years ago, moved his residence from Lake Station to Hobart in 2010, but remains on the Lake Station bench, despite a state law requiring a municipal judge to live in the jurisdiction.
Anderson said Tuesday he will defend his right to hold public office whenever the election board sets the matter for a hearing.
Board members said they will meet next month to decide whether they have the authority to remove a sitting judge if the allegation is true. They recommended Grinder bring the matter to the Lake County prosecutor's office if they cannot act.