He may have been their only choice, but Lake Station Democratic Party officials insist they’re confident in former Mayor Dewey Lemley.
Lemley was selected as interim mayor, to fill ex-Mayor Keith Soderquist's position until January 1. A jury convicted Soderquist on several federal felony charges earlier this month.
Lemley says he’ll do the best he can during his short stay in office.
“I know this position, I know what kind of mess we’re in and I just want to help,” Lemley says.