A priority for Democrats – and something that surely is going to happen – is taking back the county assessor’s office from Republican Hank Adams.
With the help of Democrats, Adams defeated black Democrat Carol Ann Seaton, who had a multitude of problems, including a question of whether she lived in Michigan or Indiana.
The only question next year is who the Democrats will nominate to take on Adams.
Black county Councilman Jerome Prince, who is both qualified and likable, would be a solid candidate. He was a deputy Calumet Township assessor.
Former Ross Township Assessor Randy Guernsey, who lost to Seaton, likely won’t find anything there if he goes to the well again. Democrats can be an unforgiving bunch.Jesus, paid Lake County Democrat spokesman Rich James is arrogant! He really thinks that the DEPUTY CALUMET TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR can beat Hank Adams?
Look, Jerome Prince is a nice guy. He seems well spoken. I assume that he is educated. I got nothing against the guy.
But that resume is not unlike Carol Ann Seaton. In fact, Prince worked for Seaton. Prince was Seaton's right hand man.
The last thing that Lake County needs now that Hank has straightened out the Assessor's office is for Deputy Calumet Township Assessor Jerome Prince to come in and do what he did in Calumet Township: fuck everything up.