Senior staff writer
Southside voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect the next president, plus congressional, Statehouse and county leaders and school board members.
A volatile presidential election is the main attraction with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as the Republican vice presidential candidate is just part of a ripple effect that shapes Election Day in Indiana. The governor’s race between Republican Eric Holcomb and Democrat John Gregg tops the statehouse races.
Southsiders can vote from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. at specific precincts; for voting sites in Marion County call 317-346-4466.
Voting centers are spread throughout Johnson County, with locations in the Greenwood area at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, White River Library, Rocklane Christian Church, Greenwood Christian Church, Vineyard Community Church, the old Jonathan Byrd’s Cafeteria and Grace Assembly of God. The cafeteria also is open for early voting Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Johnson county voters can obtain more information at 317-346-4467.
Southside races (* indicates incumbent)
Evan Bayh (Democrat), Lucy Brenton (Libertarian), Todd Young (Republican).
District 7: Andre Carson (D*), Drew Thompson (L), Catherine Ping (R).
District 9: Shelli Yoder (D), Russell Brooksbank (L), Trey Hollingsworth (R).
District 28: Ken Kern (D), Michael R. Crider (R).
District 32: Sara Wiley (D), Shane Zoellner (L), Aaron Freeman (R).
District 36: Sean Gorman (D), Jack E. Sandlin (R).
District 89: Rachel Burke (D), Cindy Kirkhhofer (R*).
District 90: Lacy K. Hollings (D), Douglas J. McNaughton (I), Mike Speedy (R*).
District 93: Gregory A. Rathnow (D), David N. Frizzell (R*).
District 97: Justin Moed (D*), Dale Nye (R).
Center Grove: At-large (elect two) – Rob Daniels, David DeGraaf, Pingnan Shi, Carol Tumey*, Nathan Williamson.
Franklin Township: northwest – Judith L. Shore, James Wayne Smith Jr.; southwest – Kelly Foulk*, Andy Lutz, Rick Miller, Carl Garner.
Perry Township: At-large (elect four) – Steven Johnson, Carl Edward Brehob Jr, Gwen Freeman*, Emily R. Hartman, Charles R. Mercer*, Kenneth J. Mertz*.
Franklin Township: 2nd District – Todd Colip, Justin Hutchinson; Fourth District – M. Paige Green*, Felicity Fitzpatrick.
Perry Township: 2nd District – Jason Fletcher* vs. Terry L. Trent.
County Council: At-large (elect three) – Rodney C. Benker (L), Damian C. Stanziano (L), Brian Thueme (L), Josh McCarty (R*), John E. Myers (R), Joshua Turner (R).