August 5, 2022

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Frank Mrvan Caught Up in Chicago-Style Pay-to-Play Scheme

“I blame Frank Mrvan. This was political…they screwed me.”

Crown Point, IN – With Rep. Frank Mrvan facing real competition for the first time in his long career of living off the taxpayer dime, revelations are coming to light of Mrvan’s involvement in Chicago-style pay-to-play scheme, rewarding his donors with Lake County taxpayers’ money. The Committee to Elect Jennifer-Ruth Green responded to bombshell report of Mrvan’s alleged corruption with the following comment:

“Rep. Frank Mrvan was born into a political dynasty and feels entitled to benefit himself with taxpayer money. He’s exactly the type of career politician who puts himself and his wealthy donors ahead of the hardworking men and women he’s supposed to represent,” said Kevin Hansberger, Green’s Communications Director. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. When Frank Mrvan brags about the millions he’s bringing back to northwest Indiana, it’s time for the local media to look closer and ask tough questions: which of Mrvan’s donors are millions in federal dollars benefiting, and how many of those dollars are being laundered right back into Mrvan’s campaign coffers?”

Dem in toss-up race rewarded donor with lucrative contract, documents show

Rep. Frank Mrvan, D-Ind., steered a lucrative contract to a campaign donor’s business during his time as a township trustee and has since received tens of thousands of dollars in contributions from the individual and his company, according to records reviewed by Fox News Digital.

A relative of the business owner, meanwhile, also chipped in maximum contributions to Mrvan’s congressional campaign.

In May 2007, shortly after being elected as North Township, Indiana, trustee, Mrvan fired Unique Events, the company contracted to cater events at the town’s Wicker Park venue, according to local media reports and records obtained by Fox News Digital. Mrvan then awarded the catering contract to Dining Solutions, an active business created by local resident Brian Cook, who had donated $2,000 to his inaugural trustee campaign the year before, local records show.

“I don’t blame Unique Events, I blame Frank Mrvan,” Vicky Jarden, a local resident who had paid Unique Events to cater her wedding scheduled for June 2007 at Wicker Park, told The Times of Northwest Indiana at the time. “This was political … they screwed me.”

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Jennifer-Ruth Green is a conservative Republican, Air Force Academy graduate, combat veteran and serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Indiana Air National Guard. Learn more at