St. John Township Assessor Hank Adams on Wednesday resigned his post and entered the general election race for Lake County assessor against Democrat Carol Ann Seaton.This is the race against a Democrat holding driver's licenses in two states. Think the GOP can win a seat in county government for the first time since the 50's? Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, a viable two party system is important to the health of Lake County. This may be the ticket for reinvigorating that two party system.
The move means Adams, a Republican who was unopposed in the St. Township assessor race, has passed up a sure return to office to run for countywide office in the most solidly Democratic county in the state. No Republican has held countywide office in Lake County since the 1950s.
"I'm sure people will think I'm crazy," said Adams, who has been assessor in St. John Township since 1994. "But people wrote me off when I first ran in St. John Township and I won that one in a landslide."
Breaking news. Hank adams files at last minute for LC assessor! Melody kikkert to be unopposed for st john twnshp assessor assuring the gop of a continued win