Joie Winski announces run for county treasurer

Joie Winski, a Democrat from Michigan City, has announced her candidacy for treasurer of La Porte County.

“Winski was elected as auditor in 2013 by an overwhelming majority,” her campaign said in a prepared release.  “She is widely credited for working with the state and county officials to return the county’s tax billing back to compliance within 18 months of taking office.

“Winski believes that experience, knowledge, and integrity are necessary keys to successful and good government.  Under Winski’s leadership, the county has gone from a deficit position in 2012 to a surplus general fund balance of $12.2 million at the end of 2019.”

Winski began her political career serving two four-year terms on the Michigan City Common Council, nine years on the Property Tax Board of Appeals, several years on the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission, and six years on the Michigan City Economic Development Commission, during which she served as EDC board president. In the late 1990s she was appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Lakes and Rivers, and is currently a member of the Indiana Commission for Women.   In 2014, Winski was chosen by then-Auditor of State Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Lieutenant Governor, to be one of 10 auditors across the state to serve on Crouch’s advisory board.

A life-long resident of La Porte County, Winski is married, and has three adult children and seven grandchildren.

“She is an advocate for transparency in government and is always willing to listen and help taxpayers,” her campaign said.

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