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Good takes GOP nomination in Porter County commissioner bid

Jeff Good

Jeff Good

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Updated: June 8, 2014 6:07AM



VALPARAISO — Republican Jeff Good won Tuesday’s three-way primary race for the GOP nomination in the November contest for the District 2 seat on the Porter County Board of Commissioners.

He won by a wide margin, according to unofficial vote totals, beating incumbent Nancy Adams, who is in her first term in the office. With all 123 precincts reporting, Good received 4,156 votes to 2,322 for Adams and 711 for William LaFever.

Good said Adams worked tirelessly to see a better government in the county, and he thanked his supporters.

“The voters spoke for a need for a different kind of government. Not Democrat, not Republican, but a government that reflects the values of its citizens: efficient, smart and effective,” he said, adding he would “begin to lay out a clear plan that is common sense, that residents can believe in. It will be centered on cutting waste and adding jobs.”

Good, 53, of Valparaiso, is president and owner of Good Hospitality Services, Inc., a hotel development and construction company. He faces Democrat Sylvia Graham in the general election. Graham is an at-large member of the Porter County Council.

His approach will be different for the general election.

“I think in a primary, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, you’re more rifle shooting to your base, and in the general election, you want to appeal to everyone.”

Adams, 52, of Valparaiso, and her husband, Russ, are the former owners of the Strongbow Inn.

“I wish Jeff the best of luck,” she said after the election. “I still have some things I want to get done.”

The county’s looming budget woes, better cooperation between elected officials, and how to best invest $159 million in proceeds from the 2007 sale of the county hospital, were some of the issues in the hospital. Any decision on the hospital money requires a unanimous vote by commissioners and the council.



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