Political activists outside the Lake County elections board

Political activists awaiting the final candidate filings last Friday.

CROWN POINT — Five Democrats withdrew Monday as candidates for the May 7 primary election for municipal offices in Crown Point, Gary, Hobart and New Chicago.

Donna A. Catalano is no longer a candidate for Crown Point clerk-treasurer.

MacArthur Drake withdrew as a candidate for one of the three at-large seats on the Gary City Council.

Drake Bily and Daniel G. Silich withdrew as candidates for the Hobart City Council 5th District seat.

Kenneth R. Collmar is withdrawing as a candidate for the 3rd Ward New Chicago Town Council seat.


Lake County Reporter

Bill has reported in Lake County since 1972 after graduating from Indiana University. He has worked for The Times since 1997, covering the courts and local government during much of his tenure. Born and raised in New Albany, Ind., he is a native Hoosier.