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Petitioning Congressman Peter J. Visclosky

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

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. 

Letter to
Congressman Peter J. Visclosky
Congressman Peter J. Visclosky

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.