CHICAGO: An Indian origin physician now settled in Michigan City, Dr. Vidya Kora, added one more feather to his cap by getting elected as the prestigious County Commissioner in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Dr. Kora ran on the Democratic ticket and defeated Republican, Terry Garner. Dr. Kora received 22,669 votes (54.17 percent).
Dr. Kora expressed gratitude to the voters in LaPorte County for their confidence and trust. He wants to make county-wide economic development a key priority.
Prior to being elected County Commissioner, Dr. Kora served two terms as the LaPorte County coroner and one term on the school board in Michigan City. Dr. Kora also served two terms as the chairman of the LaPorte County Democratic party.
Dr. Kora is the past president of the Indiana State Medical Association and currently serves on Indiana’s delegation to the American Medical Association. He also serves on the Northern Indiana Regional Board of the Franciscan Alliance and on the board of the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County which is a community foundation that promotes philanthropy.
Dr. Kora practices internal medicine at Franklin Clinic in Michigan City which he founded in 1987. He is married and has two grown up children, both attending medical school. He and his wife Sudha live in Michigan City, Indiana.