May 23, 2011

The End

Hammond Ramblings is coming to an end.  This June it would be 5 years of fun for this blog but sadly, because of a variety of factors, it has become stagnant.  I am not sure what my next project will be but I will be back! It’s been fun!

Thank you for reading!

December 11, 2010

A Democratic Indiana Governor in 2012?

Evan Bayh decides against run for Indiana governor in 2012

Can you guess which Democrat is not mentioned as a potential Democratic nominee?

November 14, 2010

Renew Hammond 2011

The campaign for Mayor of Hammond is heating up.  I encourage everyone to take a look at my websites and become a fan!

October 29, 2010

Indiana Election Predictions

U.S. Senate

Dan Coats (R) – 58%

Brad Ellsworth (D) – 35%

Secretary of State

Charlie White (R) – 53%

Vop Osili (D) – 43%

Auditor of the State

Tim Berry (R) – 57%

Sam Locke (D) – 42%

Treasurer of the State

Richard Mourdock (R) – 57%

Pete Buttigieg (D) – 43%

U.S. Representative District 1

Pete Visclosky (D) – 62%

Mark Leyva (R) – 35%

State Representative District 12

Mara Candelaria Reardon (D) – 52%

Peter Karagan (R) – 48%

Judge of the Circuit Court

William Fine (R) – 51%

George Paras (D) – 49%

County Sheriff

John Buncich (D) – 56%

Dan Bursac (R) – 44%

County Assessor

Hank Adams (R) – 63%

Carol Ann Seaton (D) – 37%


September 8, 2010

Governor Christie on Education Cuts

July 13, 2010

A Step in the Right Direction

I applaud the State of Indiana’s efforts to build a budget transparency portal (Editorial:  Make budget numbers, priorities clear).  Citizens deserve an easily accessible and understandable one stop place to review budgets, revenue and expense numbers, contracts, and any other type of government spending.

The same model should be applied at the local level as well.  As mayor, I will make sure residents of Hammond have the ability to review all budgets, contracts, casino money, and special events such as the Festival of the Lakes.  In addition, this information will be updated every 30 days and easily accessible and clear.  An open government is an honest government, one that eliminates any waste, fraud, or abuse.  An open government will also give the citizens what they deserve, accountability.

For more information please visit

June 30, 2010

Campaign Announcement

Today I am officially announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Hammond. I am excited about the opportunity to share my “Vision for a Renewed Hammond” with Hammond residents over the course of the campaign.

To make my vision a reality, my campaign will be focused on four main themes: Accountability, Community Involvement, Public Safety and Economic Development.

First and foremost, I am running to make sure all those in city government, including the mayor, are held accountable and to the highest standard, to the citizens of Hammond.

I am running to bring residents, community and business leaders together to radically improve the quality of life throughout the city.

I am running to make sure Hammond is a safe community by raising the bar and reenergizing our efforts to make our neighborhoods safe and renew our fight against gang-related crime.

Finally, I am running to reinvigorate Hammond’s economic potential and help employers create solid, well paying jobs.

Throughout the course of the campaign, I will work to bring a new approach to Hammond. I will demand accountability, innovative thinking, and I will bring new and innovative ideas to improving the quality of life throughout all parts of Hammond.

For more information on the campaign, visit

June 29, 2010


There will be an announcement regarding politics in the City of Hammond tomorrow, June 30th.  Stay tuned!

May 3, 2010

Hammond Rumors

Word is David Pastrick will challenge Tom McDermott for Mayor of Hammond.

If this is true, that means there’s a lot of Lake County Democrats who have seen enough of Mayor McDermott.

We shall see!

May 3, 2010

Primary Predictions

I know I will get them all wrong but the following is what I think will happen:

U.S. Senate (Republican)

Coats over Stutzman by a hair

U.S. Representative (Republican)

Pastore over Lindemulder by a hair

Lake County Sheriff

Philpot over Buncich comfortably

Lake County Council District 1

Del Rio over Repay in a nail biter