He is a member of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, elder law attorney, small business owner, and father of four. He was elected mayor as a Republican in 2003 after a high-profile campaign that defeated 20-year incumbent Democrat
David A. Butterfield. Costas set a goal of making Valparaiso “one of the most progressive and vibrant cities in the entire midwest.” In his first term as mayor, Costas' accomplishments include obtaining $20M of state and federal grants for infrastructure improvements, passing a restaurant smoking ban, the redevelopment of County Seat Plaza and the city's "Eastgate" area, creation of a public transportation system, and expansion of the city by 25% through annexation.
Costas is lead singer for the band The ConservaDellics and is known for singing and playing guitar, which he did at a city meeting and atop a giant cow. He is an Ironman Triathlete. (Source: Wikipedia on Jon Costas)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Jon Costas is the right choice for Attorney General
April 17, 2008
Porter County Politics has announced its endorsement of Jon Costas for Attorney General of the State of Indiana.
Jon Costas, current mayor of Valparaiso and Northwest Indiana regional leader announced his intention to run for attorney general on April 8, 2008 to his staff. He has led effectively here in Porter County and is widely seen as a very strong proponent of Northwest Indiana downstate.
Jon's vision and energy have been a beacon for all of us and we look forward to that same level of performance downstate.
For those wanting to get more involved there is already a Facebook page for Jon Costas for Attorney General. Join the team and join with us in endorsing Jon Costas for Atorney General of Indiana.
Posted by Steve Dalton