Contested races in Jackson County to be decided Tuesday

Voters in Jackson County have a number of contested local races to decide on Tuesday.

In the race for Sheriff, Democrat Jeffrey Walters faces Republican Rick Meyer to determine who succeeds current Sheriff Mike Carothers. Sheriff Carothers is unable to run for reelection due to term limits.

Jackson County voters will also have a say in who represents them in Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District. Incumbent Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is being challenged by Democrat Liz Watson.

In Statehouse District 65, which includes Brown County and portions of Jackson, Monroe and Johnson counties, Republican incumbent Chris May faces Democrat challenger Jared Stancombe.

Incumbent Republican Jim Lucas faces Democrat Steve Schoettmer in the battle for Indiana House District 69.

In Statehouse District 73, which includes all of Washington County and parts of Jackson, Orange, Lawrence, Clark and Harrison counties, incumbent Republican Steve Davisson faces Democrat Buford DeWitt.

In the race for Jackson County Council District 1, Republican incumbent Michael Davidson of Seymour is being challenged by Democrat Catherine Stuckwisch of Brownstown.

The District 2 race features two political newcomers. Republican Mark Hackman and Democrat Barry Stuckwisch are both residents of Seymour.

In County Council District 3, incumbent Republican Brian Thompson faces Democrat Mary Voss Burgmeier.

In County Council District 4, Republican Kari Luedeman Storey faces Democrat Mandy Ward.

In the race for Jackson County Recorder, Democrat Clifford Summers faces Republican Amanda Cunningham Lowery.

We’ll have live election coverage when polls close at 6 p.m. Tuesday on News Talk 1010 WCSI and 98.1 FM.