Every race in Edwardsport was contested on Tuesday, with Republicans Charlie Hunt and Keith Martin and Democrat Earl Martin Jr. winning the council seats and Democrat Kimberly Robbins defeating Republican Patricia Roark for the clerk-treasurer's seat.

Keith Martin led the council voting with 69 tallies (24.13%) followed by Hunt with 64 votes (22.38%) and Earl Martin with 49 votes (17.13%).

Republican Benjamin Summers received 42 votes (14.69%) followed by Democrats James Newkirk with 35 votes (12.24%) and Darrell Julian Jr. with 27 votes (9.44%).

Roark got 60 votes (65.22%) to her GOP challenger, who received 32 votes (34.78%).

In Bruceville on Tuesday Democrats Howard Lanam and David Cook won election to the town council along with Republican Brandon Riggle.

Lanam received the most votes, 42 (26.25%), followed by Riggle with 38 (23.75%) and Cook with 29 (18.13%).

Republicans Timothy Murphy and Gregory Keller Jr. failed to capture one of the top three spots; Murphy received 26 votes and Keller 25.

Susan Cook was uncontested in the race for clerk-treasurer.

Down in Decker, Democrat incumbent Scott Johnson was the top vote-getter in the council race with 27 votes (30.68%) while incumbent Republican Jay Linneweber followed with 26 votes (29.55%) with fellow Republican Tresa Dobson defeating incumbent Democrat Patricia Doades for the third seat with 22 votes (25%) to Doades' 13 (14.77%).

Democrat Robin Cornelius was unopposed for the clerk-treasurer's position.

Finally, in Monroe City, Republicans swept the three council seats, with Juan Fuller and Matt Powell both getting 79 votes (27.62%) and Michael Johnson following with 69 votes.

Democrat William Sampson finished oiut of the running with 59 votes (20.63%).

Democrat Nancee Scott was unopposed for town clerk-treasurer.

In total, 2,906 of the 11,459 eligible voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, a 25.36% turnout.

There were 353 paper absentee ballots and 385 walk-in absentee ballots.

On election day 2,168 voters went to the polls.

Democrats cast the most straight-party votes — 278 — compared with 258 for Republicans and one for the Libertarian Party.

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