2011 General Election: candidates, poll times and locations

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Published on November 02, 2011 with No Comments

Meet the your local candidates running for elected positions: Olga G. Velazquez, Incumbent Mayor of Portage; Jim Snyder, Maoyral Portage Candidate; James Hazzard, Portage City Council 2nd District; Jesse R. Harper, Valparaiso City Council, 2nd District. Polling Locations below


Office Sought: Mayor,City of Portage

Name: Olga G. Velazquez

Family: Husband Julio Velazquez, sons Adam and Daniel Velazquez and mother Tamara Galic.

Party: Democrat

Political Experience you are here: home lipitor 80 cost go 20mg especially, 20mg samarra has been still made, and is packed for its , order online  : Mayor 2008 – present, City Councilwoman 2002 – 2007, Portage Township Democrat Club vice-chariman and secretary, Precinct Committeeman

Occupation: Currently serving as Mayor. Previous occupation: Mental Health Professional for 25 years.

Previous Government Experience: Portage Plan Commission, Council liaison to Park Board and Fire Department, Ordinance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Budget Committee, Senior Services Committee, Youth Commission adult sponsor.

Organizations: Bonner Senior Center, Portage Historical Society, Northshore Health Center Board, Portage Economic Development Corporation, Portage Education Foundation, Purdue North Central Advisory Committee, St. Sava Church, Pride in Portage Committee and American Legion Post 260 Ladies Auxillary.

Goals: Protect OUR Portage and continue to make public safety our first priority. Work with Chief Mark Becker and members of police department to assure they have the resources to fight crime and keep our neighborhoods and businesses safe. Improve OUR Portage and continue to repair, replace and improve our sewer and drainage system. Continue road improvement projects throughout the City with new curbs, sidewalks and paving. Improve job opportunities by working to bring businesses to Portage like Fronius USA that has chosen Portage to bring 500 jobs. Serve OUR Portage through top-notch city services. Work with Chief Thomas Fieffer to provide the fire department with the equipment necessary to serve our citizens with the best emergency services. The excellent services of our street and sanitation department will continue as will the prompt and efficient delivery of all City services. Continue to improve parks and recreation services to provide all residents an opportunity to enjoy recreation together as a family.

Office Sought: Mayor of Portage, IN

Name: Jim Snyder

Family: Jim has been married to Deborah for 8 years and they have four children: Reagan, 5; Silas, 3; Caroline, 2; Marshall, 6 months.

Party: Republican

Occupation: Jim is a small business owner of First Financial Trust Mortgage on Central Ave. in Portage. Jim holds the highest FHA rating amongst mortgage bankers in the state of Indiana as the owner of First Financial Trust Mortgage.

Previous Government Experience: Appointed to the Portage Planning Commission by former Mayor Olson. Appointed to the Department of Natural Resources Advisory Council by the Governor.

Organizations: Teaches Sunday School and Children’s Church at Bible Baptist.

Goals: Jim will hold the line on fees and taxes and expect the government to live within its means like the people it is there to serve; Jim will work towards repairing Portage’s roads and sidewalks; Jim will work to ensure that Portage’s strategic location along two major interstates and with an international port is used to its highest potential.

Office Sought: City Council in the Second District of Portage

Name: James Hazzard

Family: My wife Sarah and I have been married for 4-years. We have a two year-old daughter named Olivia.

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Political Experience: Bachelors degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Occupation: Manager with an HVAC Wholesaler

Previous Government Experience: Served nine years in the military; formerly employed by the Department of Homeland Security

Organizations: Member of the VFW, Life Member of the NRA, member of the First United Methodist Church.

purchase viagra over the counter without prescription. . take Goals: Improve community relations, promote job growth, to serve the people of Portage as a true representative. I returned from Afghanistan in March of 2010 and certain changes really stood out.  Some of them disturbed me and when I would reach out to city officials, I was ignored. I believe in representative government. I want the people who elect me to tell me what they want of me.

There is a need to keep the city and its department heads financially accountable to constituents. Our city is growing and that growth needs to be handled properly.  With more people in the city, we need to continually invest into our police, fire, and street departments.

I also want the city to become more business-friendly and work with businesses to bring jobs to Portage. We are the largest city in Porter County and it is time we start acting like it.

Office sought: Valparaiso City Council, 2nd District

Name: Jesse R. Harper

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Founder and President of JBH Productions, a film and video production company in Valparaiso.

Political Experience: National Legislative Committee: SAG,

Affiliations: Former Board Member: Valparaiso International Center, Volunteer Valpo YMCA, Created and teach American Civics program: Gloria Dei, Valparaiso; Member, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Gloria Dei congregation, AFL-CIO.

Goals: To expand and improve the Valparaiso Police Department and Valparaiso Fire Department in their use of technology in order to enhance public safety. To ensure balance on the City Council so the hard questions are being asked – and answered by responsible elected officials. To be a loud and strong voice for the 2nd District. I am honored and humbled to have received the endorsement of Valparaiso Firefighters Local 1124. I have stated from the beginning of my campaign that government is always a question of priorities and public safety has to be priority No.1. I look forward to working with the brave men and women of the Valparaiso Fire Department in continuing to move Valparaiso’s public safety infrastructure as we proceed in the 21st Century. My three brothers, my sister and I grew up in the 2nd District on Oak Street next to Kirchhoff Park. I attended Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Junior High schools. I graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1988. Valparaiso was and is a great place to grow up. In fact, Valparaiso is just a fantastic and great city, plain and simple. But its greatness isn’t only a recent phenomenon. I applaud much of what the current administration and council have done, but there was much accomplished before and hopefully much will be done in the future, this is what truly makes a city; its history and its future. Valparaiso, at its core, remains a great place to raise a family and a great place in which to live. This is why my parents chose to move here more than 40 years ago. Many different people with diverse ideas and beliefs have contributed to our great community and I hope, with your help, in some small way to give back to the city and the people that have given me so much.

Porter County Polling Locations for 2011 Elections

Boone Township (Hebron) 

Boone 2 Hebron Community Center 611 N. Main st

Boone 3 Hebron Community Center 611 N. Main St.

Boone 4 Hebron Community Center 611 N. Main St.

Boone 5 Hebron Community Center 611 N. Main St.

Center Township (Valparaiso)

Center 1 Banta Senior Center 605 Beech St.

Center 2 & 3 Valparaiso Public Library 103 E. Jefferson St.

Center 5, 22 & 27 Valparaiso Nazarene Church 2702 E. Glendale Blvd.

Center 6 & 9 Northview School 257 Northview Dr.

Center 7 Memorial School 1052 Park Ave.

Center 8 Valparaiso Boys & Girls Club 354 Jefferson St.

Center 10 & 13 Immanuel Lutheran Church 1700 N. Monticello Park Dr.

Center 11, 18 & 33 Valparaiso High School Door 10 2727 Campbell St.

Center 12 & 29 First Baptist Church 2205 Campbell St.

Center 14 & 19 Cooks Corner School 358 Bullseye Lake Rd.

Center 15 & 21 First Presbyterian Church 3401 N. Valparaiso St.

Center 17, 31,& 32 National Guard Armory 1502 Linwood Ave (Off Rt.30)

Center 25 Christ Lutheran Church 2610 N. Campbell St.

Center 26 & 34 Valparaiso Fire Station – North Side 2605 Cumberland Dr.

Center 28 Good Shepard Presbyterian Church 1901 E. Evans Ave.

Center 30 Jamestown Community Building 2917 Virginia Park Dr.

Jackson Township

Jackson 1 Brummitt Elementary 2500 Indian Boundary Rd

Liberty Township

Liberty 1 & 5 Liberty Twp. Middle School Auditorium 50 W. 900 N.

Pine Township

Pine 2 Beverly Shores Administration Bldg. 500 Broadway

Portage Township (Portage)

Ptg 2 American Legion Post 260 5675 Mulberry Ave

Ptg 3 & 12 Adult Education Building 5391 Central Ave

Ptg 4 & 34 Ogden Dunes Fire Station 111 Hillcrest Rd.

Ptg 5 Cross Roads Family Church 2386 Willowcreek Rd. Ptg 6 & 8 Hampton Inn 6353 Melton Rd. Ptg 7 & 32 Fegley Middle School 5384 Stone Ave Ptg 9 Portage City Hall 6070 Central Ave.

Ptg 13 & 22 Crisman Elementary School 6161 Old Porter Rd.

Ptg 14 Kyle Elementary School 2701 Hamstrom Rd.

Ptg 17 Meyers Elementary School 3100 Willowdale Rd.

Ptg 18 & 38 Portage High School Door A 6450 E. US. 6

Ptg 20 Ingram Manor Community Building 3801 County Line Rd.

Ptg 21 & 27 Ethel Jones Elementary School 2374 McCool Rd.

Ptg 23 Real Life Community Church 3134 Swanson Rd.

Ptg 24 & 35 Presbyterian Church 6225 Lute Rd.

Ptg 25 Library 2665 Irving St.

Ptg 26, 29 & 37 Woodland Park Community Building 2100 Willowcreek Rd.

Ptg 36 North County Building 3560 Willowcreek Rd.

Washington Twp.

Was 1 Valparaiso Nazarene Church 2702 E. Glendale Blvd.

Was 2 & 3 Porter County Expo Center 215 E. Division

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Wst 1 & 10 First United Methodist Church 434 S. 2nd St.

Wst 3 Bailey Elementary School 800 S. 5th St.

Wst 4 & 12 Chesterton High School ( Door 31 ) 2125 S. 11th St

Wst 5,7,13, & 16 Porter Town Hall 303 Franklin St.

Wst 8 Chesterton Town Hall 726 Broadway

Wst 11 Burns Harbor Town Hall 1240 Boo Rd.

Wst 14 Brummitt Elementary School 2500 Indian Boundary Rd.

Wst 15 Westchester Intermediate School 1050 S. 5th St

Wst 17 Oak Tree Park Community Building 254 Sandalwood Ave.

Wst 18 Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2050 W. 1100 N.



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