News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 9, 2012

Greene County races: Council at-large draws voters out in Greene

Staff Writer
The Tribune-Star

BLOOMFIELD — Better voter turnout is expected this fall, as Greene County participation topped 25 percent Tuesday.

According to information provided by the Greene County Clerk’s office, 5,104 citizens out of 20,346 registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election, representing 25.09 percent.

Greene County Clerk Susan Fowler said there were no problems at the polls in her county, and overall turnout seemed normal for a primary. The only local race contested in both parties was that for county council at-large, and that served as the primary draw Tuesday, she said.

“We expect more in the fall,” she said, noting the presidential election between Democrat Barack Obama and presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney should generate considerable activity.

Election results are unofficial until certified by the Greene County Election Board by noon on May 18.

Greene County

Republican Party

County Commissioner District 1

John Fowler    1,238

Ed Michael    1,597

County Council At-Large

Jo Ann (Hanauer) Carmichael     1,527

Jerry R. Frye    1,961

Bob Kirk    1,614

Gregg Roudebush    1,881

Democrat Party

County Council At-Large

Lori A. Brown     819

Ken Fordyce    356

Patti Jones    1,179

Donna (McIntosh) Kluesner    662

Michael Riggleman    730

Steve Schantz     803