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John E Petalas

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Read Tab Description

Our biography tab offers personal information about candidates drawn from their campaign
websites, social pages and staff research as well as information submitted directly to The Indiana

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Full Name : John E Petalas
Gender : Male
Education :

  • Indiana University

    • Political Science

Political Experience :

  • Lake County Audior

    • Public official for 31 years

  • Petalas previously served for 14 years as Merrillville’s clerk-treasurer.

  • Lake County’s Democratic precinct committee members chose him as county treasurer in 2005 when the previous officeholder, Peggy Holinga-Katona, left to become county auditor.

  • He won two four-year terms from voters between 2006 and 2014 before term limits required him to step down as treasurer.