Alexa retains Porter County judge seat
By Amy Lavalley Post-Tribune correspondent November 6, 2012 8:52PM
Updated: December 8, 2012 6:22AM
VALPARAISO — Early vote totals gave incumbent Porter Superior Court II Judge William Alexa, a Democrat, a wide berth against his Republican opponent, Anthony Pampalone.
Alexa, 71, has been on the bench since December 2002. The Union Township resident was first appointed to fill an unexpired term on the bench, and was elected to his first full, six-year term in 2006. He also represented the Fifth District as a state senator for 14 years, as well as working in private practice and as a chief deputy prosecuting attorney.
During the campaign, he pledged to continue to mete out fair and impartial judgments.
Pampalone, 37, also of Union Township, served on the Union Township Board for three years, and has served as township trustee since 2007. He handles civil and criminal matters out of a Munster law office.
Alexa said he would continue his involvement in an initiative for substance abuse counseling in the county jail, because of the high percentage of defendants who appear before him who are involved with drugs.