A St. John lady is making an attempt to tug off what some think about may very well be the largest upset in Lake County’s Nov. 3 normal election.
Rose Hejl is the Republican candidate for Lake County Recorder.
It’s a slightly small workplace when it comes to county authorities, with a employees of 25 full-time and part-time staff, who archive about 1,000 land possession, tax and debt-related paperwork every day.
The officeholder oversees a $1 million funds and is at present paid a wage of greater than $64,000 a yr.
However the influence of her victory could be monumental as a result of Democrats hardly ever lose countywide elections.
Voters throughout this closely Democratic county will go to the polls to elect both Hejl, who lately served as a St. John City Council member and St. John police commissioner, or Democrat Regina “Gina” Pimentel, at present the chief deputy recorder.
The GOP has solely managed to win a countywide race as soon as within the final 70 years. That was in 2010 when Republican Hank Adams was elected county assessor.
Pimentel hopes to undertake the function for which she has lengthy been the understudy.
Pimentel, of Crown Level, was born in Hobart. Her household moved to Florida when she was a toddler. She returned to Indiana to attend Purdue College, the place she graduated in 2009.