Stabosz will improve La Porte

I wish to endorse Tim Stabosz for Mayor of La Porte.

I believe he is the candidate to improve and upgrade the state of affairs of La Porte. He has the skill, knowledge and a powerful force to give our city the burst of energy it is lacking.

He is intense, passionate and devoted to La Porte. His actions are guided primarily on the knowledge of what is likely to work best in a situation — the imperative to always do what is practical and effective, fundamental and basic.

Tim shows enthusiasm and intensity of spirit, energy, flair, zest and verve. When we moved here, 15 years ago, he was the first to greet and welcome us to La Porte. He has since become a good friend.

I believe Tim will win this election and be accepted as our new mayor because of his good nature, genial manor and his contagious bonhomie.

— Carmelita Rock,

La Porte

 

Stabosz has a fresh look on La Porte

It has been my privilege to have gotten to know Tim Stabosz through People Engaged in Preservation, and to have worked with him on the city's Historic Preservation Commission.

Tim Stabosz has a fresh look on La Porte that this city has been in need of for a long time. He has outlined a plan that inspiring, and the best thing that I've ever seen for this community.

Tim is sincere in his ideas of where he thinks La Porte should go as a city, and he wants to see it prosper by using the value of its historic charm. In fact, he wants to take advantage of all of the resources that we have as a community. He tells it like it is with the streets, sidewalks and the need for sound public investment.

There are solutions, and I believe we need someone like Tim Stabosz to implement them, someone who will fight and help us get what is needed so much in this community. I, for one, feel that he is the one person that can do the job of mayor very well, as he has proven himself, and served with honor and integrity as a city councilman.

— Neill Doherty,

La Porte

 

Make fight against Alzheimer’s a top priority

My mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease for 15 years. The disease stole her memories, words and independence — before eventually taking her life in 2008.

Her journey was a roller coaster ride. At times, I felt like I had my mom back — other times, I didn’t even understand what she was saying. We would laugh together whether her words made sense or not. After my father passed, she started getting worse.

I started volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter one year after losing my mom, first with the Lake County and Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer’s and then as an Alzheimer’s Ambassador.

I recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement Advocacy Forum along with more than 1,000 advocates from across the nation. I met with Sens. Todd Young and Mike Braun, as well as staff of Rep. Pete Visclosky, and asked them to support increased funding for research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and funding to implement the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act which Congress passed into law late last year.

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. If no medical interventions are developed by 2050, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s could grow from 5.8 million to nearly 14 million.

The time to act is now. I urge my fellow Hoosiers to contact their representatives and ask them to make the fight against Alzheimer’s a top priority. To find out how, visit alzimpact.org.

— Kathryn Gauthier,

Valparaiso

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