As a lifelong resident of Highland, Dan Dernulc knows what makes Lake County a special place to live, work, and raise a family. He and his wife, Cindy, are proud to have raised four children here, and want everyone to have the same opportunities they have been able to enjoy.
Dan has served on the Highland Town Council, Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission, and Lake County Council. As a member of the Lake County Council, Dan has fought to keep taxes low, enact a strategic plan for the county, and provided salary increases for local corrections and police officers.
Dan knows how to work with both sides of the aisle and wants to use his experience to solve the problems we currently face, make government more accountable, and ensure progress for all Hoosiers.
Our families are struggling right now and the problems we face are too important to play politics with. Dan has a plan to put politics aside and work with everyone to improve the lives of Hoosiers:
Dan will get our economy back on track so that Hoosiers are able to find good-paying jobs and successfully support their families. Dan has earned the support of business organizations and labor unions in the past, and is committed to working with both to ensure our small businesses succeed.
Dan will improve education by getting politics out of the classroom and returning to the basics of educating our students. Dan has a sister and two daughters who were teachers, so he knows firsthand the challenges teachers face, and will fully support them and pay them more. Dan also wants to ensure parents remain in control of their children's education and that our local schools are fully funded.
Dan will keep our communities safe by ensuring law enforcement has the support and resources they need, while focusing on mental health services and drug treatment for those who fall through the cracks.