Democrats, Republicans announce party leadership

2013-03-06T00:00:00Z Democrats, Republicans announce party leadershipTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Republicans and Democrats in Porter County recently selected officers to lead the parties over the next four years.

The Republicans chose Michael Simpson, of Valparaiso, as chair. He previously served as vice chair and replaced Joyce Webster of Portage who did not seek re-election.

Also on the Republican leadership team are Victoria Gresham, of Portage, as vice chair, Ken Williams, of south Porter County, as treasurer and Krista Arvidson, of the Duneland area, as secretary.

Democrats re-elected Jeffrey Chidester as chairman, who ran unopposed. He was joined by Kathy Kozuszek, as vice chair, and Debbie Kerr-Cook, secretary, both of whom ran unopposed.

Democrats elected a new party treasurer, Chris Stidham, the clerk-treasurer, of Portage. He replaces Clay Patton, who chose not to run for re-election after serving five years. 

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Valparaiso

City of Valparaiso
166 Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-1161

Police Department
355 S. Washington St. Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-2135

Fire Department
2605 Cumberland Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-8325

Parks & Recreation
3210 North Campbell Street Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 462-5144

Valparaiso Community Schools
3801 N. Campbell St. Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 531-3000

Latest Local Offers