STATEHOUSE – LaPorte County Commissioner Kenneth Layton was honored by the General Assembly on Tuesday. State Rep Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) presented Layton with a resolution on the House floor recognizing him for his accomplishments.
“I was humbled to present a resolution honoring Kenneth Layton’s outstanding service to LaPorte County and our state,” said Rep Dermody. “There is no way to fully show our gratitude to someone who has made such a substantial impact in our community, but we hope this resolution will express our appreciation for his service.”
Born July 30, 1946, Layton attended Indiana University Northwest in Gary and was in the Army during the Vietnam War. After his military service, Layton joined the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department where he served as Chief Deputy. In 1987, he was successful in his bid to be LaPorte County Sheriff, a position he held for eight years.
Continuing his public service in LaPorte County, Layton was elected to the Office of the Auditor as County Treasurer and later to his current position as County Commissioner.
“My service to LaPorte County has been an honor that I am grateful to our citizens for,” said Kenneth Layton. “I am humbled by the resolution by Representative Dermody, Representative Pelath and Senator Arnold. It was something I never expected and was a humbling event.”
After the resolution was presented, a copy was given to Layton to keep.
Visit www.in.gov/legislative for more information about Resolution 8.