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November 6, 2012

Republicans take Council race

Greensburg — Ernest Gauck, Geneva Hunt, and Bill Metz, all Republicans, took Decatur County’s voter majority last night in their bid for Decatur County Council at Large positions.

The Republicans’ Democratic opponents were Rick Kramer, Michael McCoy, and Kenneth Stagge.

Gauck received 22.31 percent of the vote, Geneva Hunt received 17.97 percent of the vote and Bill Metz received 22.57 percent of the vote. The Republican party’s opponents received between 11 and 13 percent of the total vote each.

2012 will be the beginning of the first term for Bill Metz. He currently serves on Fugit Township’s Advisory Board, the Parks Board and the Premier Ag Board.

“I look forward to attending meetings and ‘learning the ropes,’” said Metz. “I’ll sleep a lot better tonight than I have for a week.”

Geneva Hunt has been in public service since 1969, and has been on the Council at Large for 12 years. She was hesitant to talk about her victory until the final tallies were displayed in the courthouse meeting room.

Incumbent Ernest Gauck had this to say about his win: “It’s a great day in Decatur County. We’re going to continue to do what we do; we’ll handle what comes in front of us. We’ve got a really good council. We work well together and with the city. I’m extremely happy.”

Democratic Party chairman, Al Moore, expressed his feelings that the results of the election were frustrating.

Moore said he felt the Democratic Party candidates were exceptional this year, and that as the chairman Moore did his best to find good public servants.

Once the data is in, Moore said, the Democratic Party will analyze the results and try to find what they could have done differently, in terms of strengths and weaknesses.

“It’s important for people to just have a choice,” Moore said. He said that many counties only have one candidate per position, including certain positions in Decatur County.

He applauded all Decatur County candidates for running a good, clean race.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004

 

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