Starke County Voters Split Between Incumbents, Newcomers


North Judson will have a new clerk-treasurer in January. Democrat Alicia Collins beat incumbent Republican Donna Henry by a six-point margin, while incumbent North Judson Council President Wendy Hoppe fended off a challenge from Democrat Joan Haugh to hold onto her seat. That race was also decided by a six-point margin.

In Knox, Democrat Tim Manns is the newest member of the Knox City Council. He beat Republican Tony Radkiewicz, Sr. by a 17-percent margin.

Both incumbents in Hamlet were reelected easily. Democratic Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts fended off a challenge from Republican Betty Barnett to hang on to her seat, while councilman Dave Kesvormas, Sr. beat Democrat Dean Goble by an equally broad margin.

Of the 9,067 voters registered, 2,295 cast ballots, for a total of 25.31 percent turnout in 13 precincts.

Starke County General Election Results Page 1Starke County General Election Results Page 2