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Results Of Area Mayoral And Council Races


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An overview of mayoral-race results from Brazil to Shelbyville, Greenwood to Greensburg.

The incumbent Democratic mayor of Brazil will not be on the ballot in the fall. Ann Bradshaw lost to Brian Wyndam by roughly 9 percent. Wyndam will face Republican T.J. Sneddon , who trounced challenger John Nelson.

Sullivan’s mayoral incumbent Edward Eble also lost in this year’s primaries, landing in last place of the three Democratic candidates. Clint Lamb took the vote for mayor and soundly defeated runner-up Phil Croft by 30 percent.

Greenwood Mayor Charles Henderson, who last year lost a bid to be the Republican nominee in the state’s 4th Congressional district, has now lost his re-election bid as well. Criticism of the city’s police force may have contributed to an easy win for Republican challenger Mark Meyers.

In Sullivan, incumbent mayor Edward Eble lost his bid for re-election. Democrat Clint Lamb won with more than 57% of the vote.

In Linton, John Wilks is the Democratic winner over Michael Hennette in the mayoral race. Wilks captured more than 82% of the vote.

In Martinsville, incumbent mayor Phil Deckard easily won over his three Republican challengers. Republican Joe McGuinness is the winner over James Callon in Franklin’s mayoral race.

In Greensburg, Gary Herbert won over Bill Wennings.

Shelbyville had contested Democratic and Republican mayoral primaries. Jeff Sponsel won the Republican nomination and Thomas Debaun won the Democratic nomination.

With no incumbents in this year’s mayoral primaries, the town of Jasper will have a new mayor in the fall. Republican Terry Seitz squeaked out a victory over Raymie Eckerle Tuesday, while Democratic candidate John Burger easily defeated Bernie Fallon by roughly 20 percent. Seitz and Burger will go head-to-head in November.

Former 9th District Republican runner-up Aaron Hankins will join Republican incumbents George Dutro and Jim Lienhoop in vying for Columbus’ City Council at-large seats in November. No Democrats entered the primary for the city’s at-large seats.


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