Portage │ On Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce will host Breakfast with the Ballot: Candidate Forum at Woodland Park in Portage, Indiana. This event is free and open to the public with an optional $15 per person catered breakfast from Tate’s Place. Registration is required.


Invitations were sent to all 2023 City of Portage Candidates. Participating candidates should include Mayor Sue Lynch, mayoral candidates Austin Bonta and Michael C. Cooper, treasurer candidates Elizabeth (Turzai) Modesto and John Harrison, city council candidates Gina Giese-Hurst, Anthony Wire, Pete Trinidad Jr., Robert Parnell, Joetta Collins, Victoria Gresham, Brian M. Gulley, Penny Ambler, Collin W. Czilli, Charissa Childers, Ferdinand Alvarez, Debbie Podgorski, Melissa Weidenbach, and Brent W. Wright. For candidate confirmation of attendance, please visit the Chamber’s event website.


During the forum, all candidates will have 3 minutes to establish their positions. At the conclusion of the forum, attendees will have the opportunity to meet & mingle with the above mentioned 2023 City of Portage Indiana Candidates. This event is not a debate and candidates will not take public questions during the forum.


To find out more information or to register, call (219) 762-3300 or visit www.portageinchamber.com.



The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization who strives to positively impact the business, government, education, and non-profit organizations in their community. Investment in the GPCC allows members to make the Portage community a place where you can be proud to live and work. To find out more information about the GPCC visit www.portageinchamber.com.