Lake Station, Indiana, Mayor Keith Soderquist: Step down as Mayor of the city
  • Petitioning Congressman Peter J. Visclosky

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Congressman Peter J. Visclosky

Lake Station, Indiana, Mayor Keith Soderquist: Step down as Mayor of the city

    1. Abbi Holcomb
    2. Petition by

      Abbi Holcomb

      Lake Station, United States

The Mayor of Lake Station, Keith Soderquist has done nothing but cause shame to this city since he was last elected.Miranda Brakley, the Mayor's step-daughter was working as a clerk for Judge Chris Anderson and was fired by him, has led to a recent discrimination lawsuit between them. Anderson was informed after a special City Council session in June 2012 that two positions would be moved out of his supervision and budget and into the supervision and budget of the clerk-treasurer instead, including the position of the previously fired Miranda Brakley. Anderson filed suit and won, since what the city had done by moving the positions was clearly illegal. As part of Anderson settling the suit, the City agreed to pay $31, 257 in fees charged by Anderson’s attorney. Now, as of December 4, the City Council is looking at abolishing the city court by January 1, 2013. This is another sorry attempt by Mayor Soderquist to deliberately hurt the city’s Judge, Chris Anderson.The next City Council meeting is to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the municipal complex on Central Avenue. Judge Chris Anderson states that he is not aware of the abolishment ordinance being considered by City Council. The citizens of Lake Station are tired of our tax dollars being spent on the illegal actions of our Mayor and his City Council. Please help give us the guidance that we need to elect another Mayor into office so that this city can thrive instead of crumble to pieces because of the juvenile actions of our Mayor. 

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food bank cash

      Abbi Holcomb
      Petition Organizer
      Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food bank cash

      LAKE STATION | An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used money from the city's food pantry and his re-election campaign at local casinos. A second federal indictment filed Wednesday in U.S.

    3. Federal agents execute search warrant at City Hall - October 2013

      Abbi Holcomb
      Petition Organizer
      Clerk-treasurer: Feds investigating Lake Station

      LAKE STATION | The city continues to be part of an investigation launched by federal agents in late June, said Clerk-Treasurer Brenda Samuels. The investigation involves agents from the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service, she said. She said she has received 10 subpoenas asking for records or information about the city.

    4. Reached 50 signatures

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    • laura lilovich HOBART, UNITED STATES
      • 27 days ago

      Unethical treatment and I feel there's corruption. The citizens deserve better leader.

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    • Randall Alexander LAKE SATION, IL
      • 3 months ago

      He has been a problem long before he was Mayor

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    • Kevin Farthing LAKE STATION, IN
      • 4 months ago

      Fired my tow company because we wouldn't pay the $25.00 per tow extortion fee he applied to Waffco. I'm a huge tax payer in this city and was the sole service provider for 4 administrations before his.

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    • Leigh Main LAKE STATION, IN
      • 5 months ago

      I use the food panty to feed my kids and now I don't no what to do?

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    • Carrie Hopper GARY, IN
      • 5 months ago

      His reasonings for bettering our city is only to improve his image. He is unprofessional and we need someone in office who cares about the citizens of this town.

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