Local voters in tune with rest of state in primary

Hoosiers across the state followed much the same path as voters in Huntington County in electing nominees for the general election on Nov. 6.

In the Republican race for U.S. Senator, Mike Braun won the right to face Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in the fall, garnering 208,071 votes, for 41.2 percent of the vote.

In Huntington County, Braun received 1,952 votes to take 37.9 percent of the vote. Todd Rokita received 1,763 votes and Luke Messer got 1,441.

In the District 19 State Senator face-off, Republican incumbent Travis Holdman received 11,503 votes, taking 76.1 percent while Eric Orr took 3,612.

In uncontested Republican results, incumbent Congressman Jim Banks received 52,548 votes to keep his name on the ballot for U.S. Representative in the Third District. Dan Leonard received 6,491 votes for State Representative of District 50 and Andy Zay received 13,215 votes for State Senator of District 17.

In the only contested race for the Democratic primary, Courtney Tritch won the nomination for U.S. Representative in the Third District, receiving 16,376 votes from Huntington County, or 79.1 percent of the vote. Tommy Schrader received 2,214 votes and John Roberson got 2,115 votes.

Donnelly received 694 votes for U.S. Senator. Gary Snyder received 2,491 votes for State Senator in District 17 and Jorge Fernandez garnered 1,506 votes for State Representative in District 50.

In addition to Braun and Donnelly’s faceoff, the Nov. 6 election will see Banks take on Tritch and Zay contend with Snyder.

Among the uncontested races on the Republican side in the local races, not previously reported in The TAB, Chris Newton got 4,958 votes for Huntington County sheriff, Jay Poe got 4,487 for Huntington County surveyor, Terri Boone got 4,637 votes for Huntington County assessor, Rob Miller pulled in 4,548 for Huntington County Commissioner District 1, Todd Landrum received 1,235 for Huntington Council Council District 1, Kendall Mickley got 1,197 for Huntington County Council District 2 and Raymond “Keith” Eller got 1,114 for Huntington County Council District 3