Democratic Party

Democrats cleaned up Tuesday in the Marion County-wide races on the ballot including prosecutor, clerk, auditor, recorder, sheriff, and assessor.

Democrat Terry R. Curry won a third term as Prosecuting Attorney of Marion County against Republican challenger Benjamin D. Strahm.

Four years after she first won Marion County Circuit Court clerk, Democrat Myla A. Ethridge defeated re-election challenge from Republican Kyle Leffel.

Democratic Marion County Auditor Julie Voorhies won a re-election challenge from Republican Caarn Heir.

First elected as Marion County Recorder in 2014, Democratic incumbent Kate Sweeney Bell successfully ran for re-election against Republican challenger Paul Annee.

Marion County Sheriff John Layton did not run for re-election given the constraints of the two-term limit. Instead, Republican candidate Brian K. Durham ran and lost to Democratic candidate Kerry Joseph Forestal.

Incumbent Assessor Joseph P. O'Connor ran unopposed.

According to the clerk's office, with 90 percent of precincts reporting as of 1:45 a.m.Wednesday , here are the vote totals:

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

  • CURRY—124,314 votes—62.97 percent

  • STRAHM—73,109 votes—37.03 percent

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

  • ELDRIDGE—119,134 votes—60.76 percent

  • LEFFEL—76,955 votes—39.24 percent

MARION COUNTY AUDITOR

  • VOORHIES—123,140 votes—62.6 percent

  • HEIR—73,569 votes—37.4 percent

MARION COUNTY RECORDER

  • BELL—120,303 votes—61.25 percent

  • ANNEE—76,105 votes—38.75 percent

MARION COUNTY SHERIFF

  • FORESTAL—122,740 votes—61.86 percent

  • DURHAM—75,661 votes—38.14 percent

MARION COUNTY ASSESSOR

  • O'CONNOR—138,362 votes—100 percent

Rob Burgess, News Editor at NUVO Newsweekly, can be reached by email at rburgess@nuvo.net, by phone at 317-808-4614 or on Twitter @robaburg.

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