HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) — The dust is settling from the elections Tuesday in Northwest Indiana, and while incumbents prevailed overall, there will also be some new faces.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, in Hammond, the largest city in Northwest Indiana, Mayor Thomas McDermott easily won reelection, defeating Republican George Janiec.READ MORE: Woodstock Woman's Car Gets Damaged, Then Insurance Company Refuses To Pay Because She Called Police 2 Hours Too Late
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Democratic incumbents David Uran and Anthony Copeland also won reelection in Crown Point and East Chicago, respectively.READ MORE: At Least 4 People Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago
Republican incumbent Jon Costas also won reelection in Valparaiso, beating independent Bob McCasland.
But in Portage, incumbent Democratic Mayor Olga Velazquez lost to Republican Jim Snyder. She lost by fewer than 250 votes.Colin Powell, First Black Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Of Complications From COVID-19
Republican challenger Charles Smith came in fourth in the contest, coming in behind independent LaVetta Sparks-Wade and Unicratic Party candidate Eddie Tarver.