They also had to elect county commissioners, judges, and more.
Dearborn County voters elected two new county commissioners to make the entire commission Republican. Incumbent Democrat Tom Orschell was upset by Republican Art Little, 57 to 43 percent, in District 2. In the District 1 commissioner race, Greendale’s Kevin Lynch, a Republican, defeated Phil Darling 67 to 33 percent.
Republicans also swept the three open County Council At-Large seats. Judge Sally Blankenship was re-elected for Dearborn Superior Court II over Alan Miller in a landslide.
In Ohio County, there may be a possible recount in the race for County Council At-Large. Republican’s Tammy Elbright and Ron Spurlock and Democrat Mark Guard won the three seats. But, Republican April Hautman finished in fourth by just five votes behind Guard.
Ripley County voters, just like Dearborn County, gave the three open seats for County Council At-Large to three Republicans.
Versailles Republican Mark Busching claimed re-election for County Commissioner in District 2, defeating Democrat Vaughn Bowers 66 to 34 percent.
Switzerland County voters chose John Haskell, a Republican, over Democrat Dennis Cole for County Commissioner in District 1.
In Franklin County, a hotly contested and at times controversial race for Franklin Circuit Court Judge went to the incumbent. Republican Steven Cox survived Democrat Tammy Davis, 58 to 42 percent.
Voters in Cleves sent down a levy to help fund fire coverage in the village. A proposed tax levy that would allow the village to continue contracting for fire and EMS service with Miami Township was defeated 63 to 37 percent.