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Scheub quits  911 commission,  LC Democratic  governing board

Updated: May 22, 2013 12:35PM



CROWN POINT — Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub has had enough. With no support from his fellow Democrats on any of his projects, Scheub has resigned from the county’s 911 commission and from the Lake County Democratic Governing Board.

All of this happened during the third week of May. First Scheub sent a letter of resignation to the 911 Commission on May 13. He left the 911 commission and at his request Commission president Roosevelt Allen, Jr. from Gary has filled that spot and attended the meeting on May 15.

Scheub’s leaving was met with much unhappiness by many of the police chiefs that feel like they are tokens on the commission and Scheub was looking out for their officers’ best interests.

Scheub said that he was pleased that they had been able to end their relationshiop with RQAW engineering firm. The commission let the firm go as of January 1, 2013.

The 911 commission had filed a request for applications to hire a person to run the program and received a number of applications. The application period closed and the commission was going through the applications.

Then a member of the County Council and a member of the County Commissioners brought in their favorites for the 911 commission to hire. Scheub felt that was just wrong.

On that same Monday, May 13, Scheub sent a letter to Democratic County Chairman Tom McDermott, Jr. that he was resigning from the party’s Governing Board.

Scheub said that at this time he feels that he will not be seeking reelection to the commissioner’s office.

The way that his district has been realigned by the state it is very possible that the next commissioner elected to the 2nd District could be a Republican.



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