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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
Citizen.


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Summary

Personal
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.