Heather Stevens is running for La Porte County clerk

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Longtime La Porte County resident Heather Stevens has announced her candidacy for La Porte County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Stevens, who has been an active community member and leader not only within her hometown of Hanna, but also La Porte County, now wants to bring this same energy and passion to La Porte County government. 

Stevens was born and raised in La Porte County. She attended South Central High School and Ancilla College. With her husband Allen, she raised their now-adult children on a small farm near Hanna. Stevens stays actively involved in her community as a member of the Hanna Lions Club, The Union Mills Conservation Club, American Legion Post 356 Women’s Auxiliary, 463GOP, and The La Porte County Republican Party. Stevens is a founding member of the South County Community Coalition, where she currently serves as secretary and treasurer. Stevens has been on the Hanna Fest steering committee for four years and is serving a third year as chairwoman. She is currently co-director the La Porte County Board of Voter Registration. Stevens is also a member of the 36th class of Leadership La Porte County. 

Her campaign will focus on improving constituent services, improving elections, and maintaining accountability in the clerk’s office. She wants to explore expanding office hours in the clerk’s office in both Michigan City and La Porte courthouses. According to Stevens, “Not everyone works a traditional nine to five job. Hoosiers should not have to take time off of work to conduct business with the clerk’s office.” 

Stevens believes that politics has no place in the county clerk’s office. As co-director of the Board of Voter Registration, she has worked with voters and candidates from all political parties to ensure everyone receives the same level of prompt, courteous and professional service. 

Stevens also believes that we need to improve elections in La Porte County. “Electronic poll books are used in numerous counties in Indiana. La Porte County needs to implement this technology to keep our elections safe and fair. Conforming to state mandates in the future will be a challenge. We need a clerk that can meet these challenges.” Stevens also has voiced her support for voting centers, which will improve voter turnout and keep elections fair. 

The clerk, who is an officer of the court, is the custodian of the clerk’s records and seal. The clerk’s duties include entering judgments and orders of the court, receiving money in this official capacity, issuing licenses, and recording wills and matters of trust in probate proceedings. All of these require accountability, not only to each individual being served but to all of the taxpayers to ensure the clerk’s office is fiscally responsible. 

To learn more about Heather Stevens or to get involved in her campaign, follow her on social media at www.facebook.com/HeatherStevensForLaPorteCountyClerk

One Response to “Heather Stevens is running for La Porte County clerk”

  1. Kathryn Wegiel

    Jan 08. 2020

    Best wishes, behind you all the way..

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