2020 Election Day results for Huntington County

Signing in to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Huntington County citizen (left) Gypsy Garrison, being assisted by poll worker Richard Mills.
Signing in to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Huntington County citizen (left) Gypsy Garrison, being assisted by poll worker Richard Mills. Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The people of Huntington County turned out to the polls in record fashion this year, with 10,602 casting walk-in absentee ballots, 2,163 sending in paper absentee ballots, and 5,257 casting ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

These numbers add up to 71.01 percent of Huntington County’s 25,378 registered voters.

Only two races occurred in Huntington County this year, both being for seats on the Huntington County Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees. A race for the District 1 seat occurred between Jason D. Conwell and Matthew B. Melcher. Melcher, who was originally elected to the board in 2016, won the seat with 58.63 percent of the 2,236 total votes.

The next race, for the District 4 seat of the school board, was between Tim Allen and Reed Christiansen. Both Allen and Christiansen had held seats on the school board previously, with Christiansen in District 7.

Allen, who has also served on the board for four years, won the race for the District 4 seat with 70.62 percent of the 2,025 votes.

More information about the HCCSC school board may be found at hccsc.k12.in.us/departments/school_board.

All other municipal candidates ran unopposed. They are as follows:
• Jennifer Newton, Judge of the Superior Court.
• Brenda Hamilton, County Treasurer.
• Rod Jackson, County Coroner.
• Terry Stoffel, County Commissioner District 2.
• Tom Wall, County Commissioner District 3.
• Shane Bickel, Ron Kline and Terry L. Miller, County Council at Large.
• Kevin Yarger, School Board District 6.
• James Ryan Wall, School Board District 7.
 

Republican incumbent Dan Leonard, running for State Representative for District 50, won 77.57 percent of the votes against Democrat Jorge Fernandez. District 50 includes Huntington, Wells and Allen counties.

In all, Huntington had 5,902 straight-party Republican votes, 1,132 straight-party Democratic votes and 11 straight-party Libertarian votes.

For more information on the 2020 election, visit huntington.in.us/election_results/2020general/. Then, click Election Summary at the bottom of the page.