Galloway named Clerk-Treasurer
La PORTE — A caucus was held at the end of last month by the La Porte Republican Party to determine who would fill the empty Clerk-Treasurer seat at City Hall.
Roger Galloway was elected by Precinct Committee Representatives to fill the vacancy left by the death of longtime Clerk-Treasurer Teresa Ludlow.
Mayor Mark Krentz welcomed Galloway to City Hall with credence.
“I have 100 percent confidence that Roger Galloway will head the Clerk-Treasurer’s office with integrity and a commitment to our community,” said Krentz.
Galloway was previously serving the City of La Porte as a member of the Common Council representing the Fourth Ward.
Galloway spoke of this transition after Monday’s City Council meeting.
It is very hard to sit here and not speak up when I think something wrong is happening in the council, otherwise it’s a good job,” Galloway said. “I’ve got great people working for me.”
Galloway served on the city’s Finance Committee during his time on the Council. He also has a role as liaison on the Mayor’s Veteran’s Committee, Planning Committee, Board of Zoning Appeals and the Police Merit Commission.
His fellow Council members had elected him City Council President Pro Tem.
With his taking on a new position as Clerk-Treasurer, Galloway must resign his position from City Council.
Galloway has been a lifelong resident of La Porte. He is retired Teamster and Vietnam veteran. He is also an elected official for the VFW and a member of the La Porte Missionary Church. In his spare time he enjoys time with his wife, Linda. Together they have two daughters and six grandchildren.
Galloway has already begun acting as Clerk-Treasurer for the City and will continue to serve out the rest of the term, which is scheduled to expire at the end 2019.