Municipal general elections were held last week in Jamestown, Whitestown, Zionsville, and Ulen. These are the official final elections for the specific town or administrative region where the winner becomes the new official.
In Jamestown, Michelle Childress beat out Jennifer McGee by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent for the position of town council ward.
Ulen (technically a separate town from Lebanon) held its own elections for town council and elected Elmer Parks, Jennifer Jones, and Steve Lewis with 26 percent, 25 percent, and 21 percent of the vote respectively.
Whitestown also held town council elections last week, electing republicans Susan Austin and Eric Miller, both by 54 percent of the vote.
Zionsville saw the most change in the recent elections. The traditionally republican city swung left and elected democrat Emily Styron for mayor, winning the election by only two percent. The town council and the town council wards were all republican.
Zionsville’s ballot also included two referendums: Schools Construction and Schools Tax. The Schools Construction Referendum includes the cost for renovating various schools in the Zionsville district and for acquiring more equipment for learning. The Schools Tax Referendum is an extremely slight tax increase to help pay for construction and to help pay for schools in general, since public schools have been defunded across the state.
The city of Lebanon votes for local offices at the same time as it votes for president, which will be on November 3, 2020.