Binkley Beats Dembowski in Commissioners Primary

 Former Knox Mayor and state representative Nancy Dembowski will not be making a political comeback as a member of the Starke County Board of Commissioners. She lost to fellow Democrat Donald Binkley by 126 votes in the primary.

“It’s just important, I think, for everyone to work together on the county level to make certain we have one goal in mind, and that’s the benefit of the people who live in Starke County,” Dembowski said.

So far Binkley is unopposed in the November 4th General Election.

“I just think the county needs some new people and new faces in the system to try to better the county. I’ll do what they put me out there to do. I’ll speak for them and try to be a voice for them,” he told WKVI news.

Binkley got 1,374 votes to Dembowski’s 1,248. They were seeking the seat on the county commission currently held by Democrat Jennifer Davis. She’s running for the county council and will face Republican incumbent Anthony “Tony” Radkiewicz, Sr. in November.