The 2016 Indiana Primary Election is in the books and results from yesterday’s polls look like this:
In the only contested race in Dubois County for one of the three seats on the Dubois County Commission, challenger and former Dubois County Democrat Party Chairman Gary Eck defeated incumbent Larry Vollmer in the democratic primary election 60 to 40 percent with a total vote of 2774 to 1845.
Of course Eck has spent many years working behind the scenes in local politics. He talks about his experience and what he’s learned while actually running for office for the first time.
Meanwhile Vollmer will wrap up a total of 16 years with the Dubois County Commissioners. He says he’s proud of what he’s achieved and what’s been accomplished during that period.
Eck will face Republican Chad Blessinger for the District 1 commissioners seat in the November general Election.
NATIONAL RACE RESULTS IN COUNTY
Meanwhile as far as local numbers in nationally contested races, incumbent 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon of Newburgh defeated challenger Dr. Richard Moss of Jasper for the republican nomination with a percentage of 54.1 to 45.9 for the 8th District seat in the US House of Representatives.
Dr. David Orentlicher of Terre Haute captured the democratic nod winning Dubois County by a close 51 to 49 percent.
Orentlicher and Bucshon will square off in November.
For the United States Senate current Republican 9th District Congressman Todd Young won Dubois County easily over opponent Marlin Stutzman 78 to 22 percent.
Young will take on Democrat Baron Hill in the fall.
As far as the race for the White House is concerned, the only true candidates left for the republican nomination for President of the United State included Donald Trump who handily defeated Ted Cruz and John Kasich in Dubois County. 59 percent for Trump, 31 percent for Cruz and 8 percent for Kasich.
And finally Hillary Clinton took the county narrowly over Bernie Sanders 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent.
Sanders however did capture the State of Indiana.
Dubois County had 12,998 out of a total 30,083 registered voters take part in Tuesday’s primary for a total of 43.21 percent in voter turnout.
Now there was only one locally contested race in Spencer County as Tom Brown defeated George Lyman 56.8 to 43.2 percent.
Todd Young also won the Spencer County vote 76.7 to 23.3 percent over Marlin Stutzman as did Larry Buschon over Richard Moss 71.3 to 28.7 percent.
Trump and Clinton also prevailed in Spencer County who saw a total voter turnout of 39.8 percent.
The only contest in Martin County saw Tina Frank defeat Larry Harding for the office of Coroner 57 to 43 percent.
And there were locally contested races in both parties in Crawford County which saw candidates vying for the office of Circuit Court Judge.
On the Democratic side, Stanley Pennington defeated Stanley Faith 67 to 33 percent while Sabrina Bell picked up the Republican nomination, slipping past Justin Mills 50.3 to 49.7 percent.
There were no locally contested races in either Perry or Pike Counties however Pike County experienced a voter turnout of 41.8 percent while Perry’s was at 39.8 percent.
The fall General Election is set for November 8th.