Joe Hogsett

Mayor Joe Hogsett speaks at the Athenaeum after winning reelection. (Photo/Curtis Guynn)

Marion County voters elected Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, a Democrat, to his second term Nov. 5 and gave Democrats a stronger majority on the Indianapolis City-Council Council.

Hogsett faced challenger Jim Merritt, a Republican state senator who pushed Hogsett hardest on public safety. The race took a turn after the first debate in late August, when Merritt said his campaign would develop a Black agenda and Hogsett said his would not. Merritt did develop a Black agenda, and there was a debate focused on issues affecting the Black community. Still, Indy Politics polls showed Hogsett’s support has remained high among African Americans.

In the city-council, Democrats flipped at least six seats from Republicans, including District 15, where Democratic challenger Jessica McCormick beat Republican incumbent Andy Harris by 43 votes.

In Lawrence, the mayoral race between Republican incumbent Steve Collier and Democratic challenger Jamar Cobb-Dennard was also too close to call on election night, but Collier finished with about 200 more votes.

Note: ✓ = Winner; D = Democrat; R = Republican; I = Independent; L = Libertarian; G = Green Party; * = Incumbent

MAYOR OF INDIANAPOLIS

Joe Hogsett (D)* — 71.5% ✓

Jim Merritt (R) — 26.8%

Douglas McNaughton (L) — 1.5%

MAYOR OF LAWRENCE

Steve Collier (R)* — 51% ✓

Jamar Cobb-Dennard (D) — 49%

CITY-COUNTY COUNCIL

DISTRICT 1

Leroy Robinson (D)* — 72.4% ✓

Richard Anderson (R) — 27.6%

DISTRICT 2

Keith Potts (D) — 61.7% ✓

Colleen Fanning (R)* — 38.3%

DISTRICT 3

Dan Boots (D) — 64.1% ✓

Dan Jones (R) — 35.9%

DISTRICT 4

Ethan Evans (D) — 52.2% ✓

Mike McQuillen (R)* — 47.8%

DISTRICT 5

Alison Brown (D) — 54.9% ✓

Adam Cox (R) — 45.1%

DISTRICT 6

Cristina Carlino (D) — 52.2%

Janice McHenry (R)* — 47.8%

DISTRICT 7

John Barth (D) — 87.2% ✓

Stu Rhodes (R) — 12.8% 

DISTRICT 8

Monroe Gray Jr. (D)* — 85.1% ✓

Patrick Midla (R) — 14.9% 

DISTRICT 9

William Oliver (D)* — 100% ✓

DISTRICT 10

Maggie Lewis (D)* — 86.4% ✓

Clancy Arnold (R) — 13.6%

DISTRICT 11

Vop Osili (D)* — 89% ✓

Evan Shearin (R) — 11% 

DISTRICT 12

Blake Johnson (D)* — 72.5% ✓

Jerry Mahshie (R) — 24%

Justin Harter (L) — 3.5%

DISTRICT 13

Keith Graves (D)* — 88.4% ✓

Jay Thompson (R) — 11.6%

DISTRICT 14

La Keisha Jackson (D)* — 67.4% ✓

Derris Ross (I) — 22.5%

Karl Henry (R) — 10.1%

DISTRICT 15

Jessica McCormick (D) — 50.5% ✓

Andy Harris (R)* — 49.5% 

DISTRICT 16

Kristin Jones (D) — 52.8% ✓

Laura Giffel (R) — 44.9%

Mike Smith (G) — 2.3%

DISTRICT 17

Zach Adamson (D)* — 79.2% ✓

Tom Sutton (R) — 10.8%

Antonio Lipscomb (I) — 8.4%

Paul Copeland (L) — 1.5%

DISTRICT 18

Michael-Paul Hart (R) — 53% ✓

Duane Ingram (D) — 47%

DISTRICT 19

David Ray (D)* — 59.1% ✓

Tony Mendez (R) — 40.9%

DISTRICT 20

Jason Holiday (R)* — 53.5% ✓

Phil Webster (D) — 46.5% 

DISTRICT 21

Frank Mascari (D)* — 62.7% ✓

Tyler Richardson (R) — 37.3% 

DISTRICT 22

Jared Evans (D)* — 58.4% ✓

Jason Richey (R) — 41.6%

DISTRICT 23

Paul Annee (R) — 60.4% ✓

Beverly McDermott-Piazza (D) — 39.6%

DISTRICT 24

Michael Dilk (R) — 54.7% ✓

Ben Brown (D) — 45.3%

DISTRICT 25

Brian Mowery (R)* — 63.4% ✓

Justin Braun (D) — 36.6%

Contact staff writer Tyler Fenwick at 317-762-7853. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.

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