• Hendricks County remains Republican stronghold

    November 07, 2012 No comments

    Preliminary results from yesterday’s election show that Hendricks County Republicans enjoyed a good day at the polls.

    Republican Matt Whetstone defeated Democrat Nicholas Schmutte to replace Eric Wathen on the Hendricks County Board of Commissioners.

    Brownsburg resident Caleb Brown earned an at-large seat on the County Council, along with incumbents Larry Hesson and Richard Thompson. They defeated Democratic challengers Adam Kilbride, Karen O’Brien, and Greg Reynolds.

    Republican Todd Rokita won reelection to the House of Representatives in District 4 defeating Tara Nelson.

    Democrats did pick up a seat in the Senate as Joe Donnelly won over the controversial Republican candidate Richard Mourdock. That race had shown Mourdock ahead in some polls coming down the wire but a controversial statement on rape during a recent debate looks to have cost Mourdock and the Republicans the seat.

    School board races were the primary focus locally in yesterday’s election.

    Anne Englehardt, David Webb and Kim Woodward were elected to the Avon school board.

    Phil Utterback and Kim Armstrong were elected to serve on the Brownsburg school board.

    Missy Branscum and Gina Boatright will take seats on the Mill Creek school boards.

    Luke Stephenson defeated incumbent Brandon Lawson in Danville and Scott Flood, Dana Johnson and David Mansfield will serve on the Plainfield school board.

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