Election Day: North Vernon voters have one choice today

In North Vernon, there will be only one contested primary race in today’s city elections.

That’s between Democrats Matthew York and Annie Payne. The winner in today’s election will face incumbent Republican Jerry Lamb for the At-Large seat on the council.

While not facing a primary challenge, several incumbents are already facing opposition in the November general election:

  • Republican Mayor Mike Ochs will face Democrat Colleen J. Malone.
  • Democrat Councilwoman Connie Rayburn is being challenged by Republican Baron Wilder.

Republican District 1 Councilman Jack Kelley, Democrat District 2 Councilman Trent Wisner and Republican District 4 Councilman Brian Hatfield are all running unopposed. Democrat Clerk-Treasurer Shawn Gerkin also has no challengers.