It was a good election night for Republican incumbents in Bartholomew County. All of the contested countywide races were won by the Republicans along with all four open seats on the County Council.
Incumbent Republicans Clerk Shari Lentz, Auditor Pia O’Connor, Recorder Tami Hines, Treasurer Barb Hackman, County Commissioner Carl Lienhoop and County Councilman Jorge Morales all won their races with more than 60 percent of the votes, along with Republican Councilman Mark Gorbett who won with 58 percent.
New Republican prosecutor Lindsey Holden-Kay, Sheriff Chris Lane and incumbent Circuit Court Judge Kelly Benjamin won their seats with no opposition.
Hackman won the only three-way contested race, defeating Democrat Jessica Hendry and independent Tom Heller to win reelection as county treasurer.