About the La Porte Democrats

La Porte County Democrats are striving for livable wages, affordable health care, stronger schools, safer communities, and fairer elections. We fight for elected officials that will fight for you.

La Porte County Indiana Democrats

The basic mission of the La Porte County Democratic Party is to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in La Porte County. While this is our operational mission, our vision for La Porte County is much more than that. We believe that when Democrats are in office, good things happen for Hoosiers.


Dr. Vidya Kora - La Porte County Indiana Democrats
Dr. Vidya Kora


Dr. Vidya Kora is a physician who has been practicing Internal Medicine in Michigan City for the past 35 years. Over the past two decades he has served as La Porte County Coroner, School Board member in MCAS and Laporte County Commissioner. He is the former President of the Indiana State Medical Association. He serves on the Boards of other non profits focused on healthcare, education and philanthropy.

Laura Cutler - La Porte County Indiana Democrats
Laura Cutler

Vice Chair

Laura L. Cutler is currently serving her second term on the La Porte City Council. She is a board member of the Urban Enterprise Association, Business Improvement District, Visual Arts Council of La Porte, and Regional Arts Council of the Indiana Arts Commission. She has owned and operated an art gallery in La Porte with her husband Thaddeus since 2004 and has been an IUSB Fine Art Associate Faculty member since 2009.
Linda Simmons - La Porte County Indiana Democrats
Linda Simmons


Linda G. Simmons, CDME – treasurer, is the Director of Marketing for the La Porte County Convention and Visitors Bureau, an accredited destination marketing organization. She is a Destinations International graduate where she was awarded her Certification as a Destination Management Executive. She is chair of the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City, La Porte County EMA Advisory board and board member of the Indiana Tourism Association. Linda and her husband Gene reside in Michigan City’s 6th ward where he serves as City Councilman.

Sean J. Quinn - La Porte County Indiana Democrats
Sean J. Quinn


Sean was elected secretary of the La Porte County Democratic Party in 2021. Sean is an attorney with the law firm SouthBank Legal and lives in La Porte with his wife Dr. Megan Quinn and their three children. Sean previously served as a La Porte County Councilman and on the board of the La Porte County Public Library. He can be reached at sean.quinn.nd2000@gmail.com.

Linda Simmons - La Porte County Indiana Democrats
Derald Borton

Team Captain

Derald Borton is a lifelong resident of LaPorte County and an enthusiastic member of our team.  We count on Derald to run headquarters, help organize events at headquarters, and help coordinate with the State Democratic Party.  You can reach Derald at 219-214-6314 or by email at dborton24@hotmail.com.

Local Clubs

Progressive Democrats of La Porte County

Website: https://www.progdemslc.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProgDemsLC/

La Porte County Democratic Civic Club
Michigan City Women’s Democrat Club

Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM

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