Timothy Stabosz, with a bachelor's degree in accounting from DePaul University in Chicago, is a former federal financial institution examiner. He makes his living as a private investor, and has taken "activist" positions in small publicly traded companies, in order to compel executives to put fiduciary duty to shareholders first.
In 2003 and again in 2015, he served separate 4 year terms on the city council in his hometown of La Porte, Indiana. In November 2020, he was elected to a 4 year term as La Porte County Auditor.
Stabosz is currently the Vice President of People Engaged in Preservation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to advance historic preservation in La Porte, and has served as a past president of the City of La Porte's Historic Preservation Commission.