An apparent victory for Lake County Councilman Jerome Prince of Gary in the Democratic primary for Lake County Assessor. As of last word, Prince appeared to have more votes that his closest opponent Schererville Town Councilman Michael Troxell, and Prince will face incumbent Jolie Covaciu of Cedar Lake in the Fall. Covaciu, who was unopposed in the Tuesday's primary, was selected in a county Republican caucus of precinct committee members last Fall to fill a post held by the late Hank Adams. Adams passed away last October at the age of 77 shortly after stepping down from his elected post for health reasons. Covaciu is Lake County's first female county assessor. Adams was the first Republican elected to a countywide seat in Lake County in over half a century.