- Local Politics
- Incumbents lose in Elwood precinct races Four incumbent Democratic Party precinct committeemen in Elwood and Pipe Creek Township were defeated in Tuesday’s primary.
- Open Door complaint becomes moot point Action by the Madison County commissioners has made a citizen complaint filed with the Indiana Public Access Counselor a moot point.
Phipps: Absentee ballots played role in GOP primary
Four of the candidates not backed by the Madison County Republican Party in Tuesday's primary believe the money spent by a local political action committee and absentee ballots affected the outcome.
- New district lines factor into council race Fresh off of a primary win for Madison County Council's District 3 seat, Democrat Fred Reese is looking for a win in the November general election.
Tweets from the primary
STORIFIED: Voters in Madison County turned out in small numbers Tuesday to cast their ballots in the primary election, setting the table for the November general election. Here's a look at what Herald Bulletin reporters encountered during the day.
Mellinger edges Bell by fewer than 50 votes
Forty-eight votes. That's how many separated Democratic sheriff primary candidates Scott Mellinger and Maj. Brian Bell after all the votes were counted Tuesday. In a cycle with sparse election turnout at only about 16 percent, Mellinger, the former sheriff, edged Bell, the current No. 2 man at the Madison County Sheriff's Department. Madison County Commissioner Jeff Hardin, a third Democratic candidate, took 614 votes.
Reese tops District 3 Democrats
Fred Reese ran away with the votes in the County Council District 3 race, defeating Richard Symmes and Paul McLish handily Tuesday in the Democratic Party primary.
Owens gets GOP nod for county commissioner
Steffanie Owens won the Republican Party nomination Tuesday in the primary and will run in November's general election for a second term as Madison County commissioner.
Two spots of tea for old-guard GOP
When the dust settled on primary day, the Madison County Republican Party won in five of the seven races where it slated candidates.
Incumbent Brooks cruises to victory
Incumbent Republican Susan Brooks turned back a primary challenge from David Stockdale, a tea party supported candidate, in the 5th Congressional District on Tuesday.
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