Full results in for LaPorte, Michigan City and Kingsford Heights primaries

Two of the LaPorte and Michigan City mayoral nominees for the Nov. 5 general elections: Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, and Ron Meer, D-Michigan City. Dermody will face Democrat Matt Wilhelm and Meer will face Republican Duane Parry in November.

Here are results of the LaPorte, Michigan City and Kingsford Heights primaries after the May 7, 2019, elections. In the LaPorte GOP mayoral race, Tom Dermody cruised to victory over Tim Stabosz. And in a close Democratic race, Michigan City mayoral incumbent Ron Meer defeated Virginia Martin.

The victors in each party race move on to the general municipal elections on Nov. 5, 2019.

The voter turnout was 17.76% of the 35,842 registered voters.

Vote totals from the LaPorte County Clerk’s Office:

LAPORTE RESULTS

Republican ballot

Mayor (vote for 1)

W — Tom Dermody: 1,479 votes

— Timothy Stabosz: 359 votes

Clerk-treasurer (vote for 1)

W — Courtney Parthun: 1,379 votes

— Geoffrey “Geoff” Sellers: 369 votes

City council, 1st Ward (vote for 1)

— Suzanne L. Miller: 67 votes

W — Julie West Schroeder: 104 votes

City council, 2nd Ward (vote for 1)

W — Karyl Machek-Feikes: 299 votes

City council, 3rd Ward (vote for 1)

— Elzbieta “Ela” Bilderback: 137 votes

— Rebecca Bockhorst: 151 votes 

W — Cary Kirkham: 157 votes

City council, 4th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Roger A. Galloway: 321 votes

City council, 5th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Sarah Brown: 322 votes

— Larry Pinkerton: 136 votes

City council at-large (vote for 2)

— Mike Conner: 740 votes

W — Tim Franke: 1,118 votes

W — Paul Vincent: 1077 votes

Democratic ballot

Mayor (vote for 1)

W — Matt Wilhelm: 340 votes

Clerk-treasurer (vote for 1)

No candidates

City council, 1st Ward (vote for 1)

W — David J. Schmitt: 49 votes

City council, 2nd Ward (vote for 1)

No candidates

City council, 3rd Ward (vote for 1)

W — Laura Cutler: 98 votes

City council, 4th Ward (vote for 1)

No candidate

City council, 5th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Miles Fettinger: 95 votes

City council at-large (vote for 2)

W — Joseph “Joe” Mrozinske: 374 votes

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MICHIGAN CITY CANDIDATES

Republican ballot

Mayor (vote for 1)

— Robert Lonie: 107 votes

W — Duane Parry: 315 votes

City clerk

No candidate

Common council, 1st Ward

No candidate

Common council, 2nd Ward

No candidate

Common council, 3rd Ward (vote for 1)

W — Keith Devereaux: 34 votes

Common council, 4th Ward

No candidate

Common council, 5th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Nathan Patrick: 95 votes

Common council, 6th Ward

No candidate

Common council at-large (vote for 3)

W — William “Billy” Greene III: 374 votes

Democratic ballot

Mayor (vote for 1)

— Virginia Martin: 1,581 votes

W– Ron Meer: 1,746 votes

— Clifford Thatcher Jr.: 60 votes

City clerk (vote for 1)

W — Gale Neulieb: 2,518 votes

Common council, 1st Ward (vote for 1)

W — Bryant Dabney: 564 votes

Common council, 2nd Ward (vote for 1)

— Michael J. Gresham: 134 votes

W — Paul Przybylinski: 242 votes

— Kathryn Stransky: 108 votes

Common council, 3rd Ward (vote for 1)

— Chad A. Childers: 88 votes

— Laurel Izard: 61 votes

W — Michael Mack: 120 votes

— Alonzo Rupert: 48 votes

Common council, 4th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Sean “Fitz” Fitzpatrick: 287 votes

— Beth McKee Pishkur: 269 votes 

Common council, 5th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Tracie Y. Tillman: 573 votes

Common council, 6th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Gene Simmons: 512 votes

Common council at-large (vote for 3)

— Damon Carnes: 1,287 votes

W — Angie Nelson Deuitch: 1,542 votes

W — Donald C. Przybylinski: 1,919 votes

W — Johnny Stimley: 1,647 votes

— Bruce Edward Wren: 725 votes

— Dalia Zygas: 979 votes

KINGSFORD HEIGHTS CANDIDATES

Democratic ballot

Clerk-treasurer (vote for 1)

W — Duane R. Arndt: 156 votes

— Mailaika Beaty: 92 votes

— Alivia Fox: 10 votes

Town council, 1st Ward (vote for 1)

— Terry Beane Sr.: 85 votes

W — Brian A. Nurnberg: 166 votes

Town council, 2nd Ward (vote for 1)

— Charlotte Knowlton: 115 votes

W — Kari Moss: 134 votes

Town council, 3rd Ward (vote for 1)

— Lauri Enochs: 52 votes

W — Dennis Francis: 139 votes

— Renee Allen Wiltfong: 66 votes

Town council, 4th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Joe Atkinson Sr.: 88 votes

— Jeana Blake: 20 v0tes

— Earl J. Cole: 70 votes

— Ann McChristian: 9 votes

— Kenneth L. Watts: 71 votes

Town council, 5th Ward (vote for 1)

W — Evelyn Ballinger: 166 votes

— Jerry Hunt: 92 votes 

(NOTE: There were no Kingsford Heights Republican candidates)

7 Responses to “Full results in for LaPorte, Michigan City and Kingsford Heights primaries”

  1. Jodi Dials

    May 07. 2019

    Good luck to all of you….

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  2. Good Voter

    May 07. 2019

    What an embarrassment for the “Cry Foul 4”. What a landslide. LaPorte has spoken!!

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  3. Joe

    May 07. 2019

    What a miserable turnout. Don’t vote, don’t complain.

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  4. Bob

    May 08. 2019

    The writings on the wall, MC will continue to be a crime ridden hell hole. Congrats, Meer.

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  5. Joe

    May 09. 2019

    Congrats to both nominees.

    As for Bobs comment
    I have lived in Michigan City on and off for over 40 years, never had any problems with crime. Most crime is centered in a specific neighborhoods, mostly drug related, which every city has at least one of those neighborhoods.
    Crime statistics are not very clear to many.
    Michigan City has a large retail district, which therefore incurs lots of thefts, which makes it look like high crime. If La Porte would ever gain Big Box retails in that barren land, then crime will undoubtedly increase. Have fun driving to Michigan City for your home improvement shopping needs, retail, or restaurants!

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  6. Bob

    May 09. 2019

    I don’t get your last remark, Joe. Are people who don’t live in MC supposed to be jealous of it for having Lowe’s and a few restaurants? If the crime stats aren’t clear, why don’t you explain them? What exactly has Meer done for MC? He and Swistek are only interested in furthering their political careers, they don’t care about the people. MC has had more shootings in the past couple years than I can ever remember. Democratic voting habits will NEVER change. They promise the world, deliver nothing, and they keep getting voted back in.

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    • Joe

      May 11. 2019

      Bob,
      If your under the impression I am a Meer supporter, you certainly have misunderstood me. My comment is directly in regards to MC being a Hell hole. Mc has alot to offer, there has been an enormous amount of investment in MC in the last 5 years alone. Should I list them all? I think what’s been done speaks for itself. Most development comes from private investors, or at least that’s every communities hope. Can I ask you, if you live in La Porte what has been done there by the current, and or former mayor? I can certainly show stats of much more improvement in MC, than LP.
      Shootings, yes, those are common it seems in MC, but let’s not hide from the fact LP has many more opioid overdoses and deaths than MC. Sadly tragic to have either. In fact, the decay isn’t just La Porte county, it’s all the the US, and many other countries. If I offended you, I apologize, but to generalize MC as a Hell hole is, imo, insensitive to many good people in MC. As for Democrats, and their policies, I can certainly agree with that. If I were to kabel myself politically, it would be; A Bible Believing Constitutionalist Republican. I personally believe both R&D parties have lost touch with the people of the land. In fact, greed and corruption exists everywhere. Sadly.

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