EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – On Tuesday, Evansville’s primary election was highlighted by three city council contests and a primary challenge to incumbent Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.
Turnout for Tuesday’s primary election was 6.28%, according to the clerk’s office.
Mayor Winnecke secured his spot on the general election ballot with a victory over Connie Whitman on the Republican ticket.
Winnecke had 88% of his party’s vote.
The Republicans also voted for City Council’s three At Large seats. Each party sends three candidates to the general election.
Alex Schmitt led the field 1,550 votes.
Ron Beane took second at 1,392 and David Christmas took third with 1,375.
Fourth place Zane Clodfelter had 864 votes on the night, finishing outside of the third place threshold.
Republicans had 2,223 voters.
In the City Council At Large race for the Democrats, Kaitlin Moore Morley took first place with 1,682 votes.
Gina Robinson Ungar took second with 1,619.
Lone incumbent Jonathan Weaver finished in third with 1,608 votes.
Ed Bassemier and Mike Talarzyk finished fourth and fifth, missing the cutoff to move onto the general election.
The City Council Ward 2 nomination was held onto by incumbent Missy Mosby. She faced a close race from D’Angelo Taylor. There was a 46 vote differential between the candidates.
The mayoral race had no candidate on the Democratic ticket. The party still has until June 30 to nominate someone.
Democrats had 2,770 voters.
(This story was originally published on May 7, 2019)