League of Women Voters LaPorte County

Matthew Presley, Moderator

“A great opportunity to learn about politics and the electoral process in     La Porte County and to explore how it might be enhanced in the future.”

--Jo Ann Engquist, President, La Porte Co. League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of La Porte County, the La Porte County Better Government Study Group, the La Porte County Chapter of the NAACP and Leadership La Porte County are co-sponsoring an informational conference on Enhancing the Electoral and Political Process in La Porte County on Saturday, January 27.   It will be held at the James Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex at Purdue University Northwest, 1401 U.S. Highway 421 in Westville.   Mathew Presley, Co-Chairman of the English Department at La Porte High School, will be moderator.  The conference will begin with an overview of the political structure of La Porte County and the elections process, followed by two panel discussions focusing on such issues as expectations of government, incentives and disincentives to participating in the electoral process, myths to dispel, roles of the political parties and the need for qualified candidates.  The first panel will feature students from area high schools to gain the “next generation perspective,.” after which a group of older adults will respond and add their perspective.  The session will end by seeking a commitment to action to either support the status quo or identify initiatives that would enhance it.


The session begins at 8:30am and will conclude by 11:30am.  There is no cost for attendees and advance registration is not required.

For Additional Information, Contact
•    League of Women Voters of La Porte County:
Jo Ann Engquist, (219) 874-9939 or jaengquist@comcast.net  
•    La Porte County Better Government Study Group:
Leigh Morris, 219-363-2294 or lmorris@csinet.net
•    La Porte County Chapter, NAACP:
Wes Scully, (219-878-2014 or wesnaacp@gmail.com   
•    Leadership La Porte County:
Monica Komasinski, (219) 325-8223 or monica@leadershiplaportecounty.com