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Democracy 2019: May Primary Election wrap

No real surprises in this year's Primary Election
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Posted at 5:49 AM, May 08, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – There were no major surprises Tuesday in the top municipal primary elections in central Indiana.

All the party-endorsed City-County Council candidates won their respective primary races, but it was close in one district. At one point, incumbent William (Duke) Oliver held a 16-vote lead over Leigh Riley Evans for the Democratic District 9 primary.

Duke claimed the victory though, with a final unofficial vote count of 1,337 to Evans' 1,202.

Voters approved tax referendums in all three central Indiana school districts – Wayne Township, Decatur Township and Franklin Community Schools.

REFERENDUM RESULTS | Wayne Township Schools | Franklin Schools | Decatur Township Schools

In Carmel, Mayor James Brainard defeated his primary challenger, Fred Glynn. In a contentious fight, Brainard won with 55.82 percent of the vote.

READ | Brainard fights off primary challenge in Carmel mayoral race

Lastly, and perhaps least surprisingly, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Sen. Jim Merritt both won their primaries Tuesday. Both won by thousands of votes.

CLICK HERE for a full list of 2019 Indiana Primary Election results.