U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-Indiana 9th, has defeated his two Republican competitors in the primary election.
WISHTV is reporting Young has received 80 percent of the vote, Kathy Lowe-Heil received 11 percent of the vote, and Mark Jones captured 9 percent of the ballots cast with 19 percent of the precincts reporting.
“I’m incredibly humbled by the overwhelming show of support we received from our fellow Hoosiers today,” Young said. “I’ve served in this office under the assumption that good policy equates to good politics, and that principle has never been more evident.”
Young went on to say he believes his message of fiscal conservatism and opposition to the Affordable Care Act has resonated with voters.
Young says he has three priorities if elected to a third term.
1. Simplify the Tax Code
Young has been on this effort since its beginning in 1986. He wants to simplify code, make it fairer to “create a code that allows our economy to grow more quickly,” Young says.
2. Assist Small Businesses
“We need to provide our small businesses, in particular, with more relief from burdens of regulations that our inhibiting their growth and their abilities to create jobs,” Young says.
3. Health Care
Young says there are many deficiencies with the Affordable Care Act, saying it doesn’t do a good job controlling costs and “results in deficiencies in terms of innovations in health care space and also access in some of our rural areas,” Young says.
Young will face Democrat Bill Bailey in the general election. Bailey is a former mayor of Seymour and state representative.