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Last Tuesday, the Indiana State primary elections were held. I ran the polls for Bryan Alexander, winner of the Republican candidate for Howard County Council. After spending the day learning about politics, meeting some new politicians, and pretending that I wouldn’t get burnt in the scorching heat, I think it’s necessary to make the results public.

The race for state representation in the Washington D.C. Senate wasn’t very close. The current incumbent, Joe Donnelly, had no competition in the primaries. Mike Braun won the Republican ballot taking 41.2% of the votes. The State Representative job had a large amount of people running for the position. One the Democratic side, six politicians ran for the democratic spot. Of the six nominees, Tobi Beck won with 6,466 votes. On the Republican side, seven people ran for the Republican spot. JIm Baird took home the win in the primaries 29,316 votes.

Cass County had a lot of open positions this year. In the running for the circuit court judge, Stephen Roger Kitts II edged out Sheryl M. Pherson by a mere 65 votes. The final tally was Kitts with 2,463 and Pherson with 2,398. A lot of positions were claimed uncontested. Some of those positions include the following: Cass Superior Court II Judge – Rick Maughmer (R) – 4409 votes, Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, 29th Judicial Court – Lisa Swaim  (R) – 4320 votes, and Cass County Recorder – Cindy D. Howard (R) – 4275 votes. Schroder beat Armstrong for the republican candidate for Cass County Sheriff. He will face Campbell in November as Campbell claimed the Democratic slot uncontested.

In Howard County, most races were won by pretty decisive margins. Although, one race stood out. For a seat on the Howard County Council, Les Ellison defeated Leslie Fatum by a mere one vote. The final count on that race was Ellison – 578, Fatum – 577. A recount is currently in progress to ensure the validity of the numbers. Paul Wyman won the commissioner positions and Hans Pate also took home the win for Superior Court position. Jerry Asher and Norris Jones ran uncontested for their respected party positions. The two will face off in the fall for Howard County Sheriff. Bryan Alexander defeated his opponent Steve Jones for the Republican spot for Howard County Council District 4. Alexander won with 1,091 votes compared to Jones’ 960 votes. The winner of race in the fall will take the place of current council president and 40 year member of the council Richard Miller.

After a spending a day at the busiest poll spot in te county, I was able to meet a lot of the candidates. All of them seem to be really nice and respectable people, and I believe all of them would serve as great candidates for whatever position they are running for.

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  1. Bowe Brooks on September 10th, 2018 8:00 pm

    I really enjoyed hearing more about these elections and what you did to be involved in helping Mr. Alexander. I believe it is really unique you got the experience an election firsthand and all that goes into it.

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