FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The results of Tuesday’s midterm elections continue to come in. However, for us in Indiana, we have a pretty clear view of the results.
US Senator Todd Young won a second term. And Indiana’s 3rd District Republican Congressman Jim Banks beat Democratic challenger Gary Snyder and independent candidate Nathan Gotsch to stay in his seat.
Tera Klutz will remain State Auditor. Daniel Elliot won the position of Treasurer. Republican Diego Morales is Indiana’s new secretary of state. He beat Democrat Destiny Wells and Libertarian Jeffrey Maurer yesterday. Morales is the first Hispanic or Latino to win the job at Indiana.
Republican Rudy Yakym was elected to the United States House from Indiana’s 2nd District. He will succeed the late Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, who was killed along with two staffers in a car accident this year. Yakym defeated Democrat Paul Steury and Libertarian William Henry. The 38-year-old worked for Walorski as chief financial officer in 2012.
Here locally, it looks like the incumbents will retain their seats on the Northwest Allen County School Board.
While the Southwest Allen County School Board will see new faces in Kim Moppert and Stephanie Veit. The SACS referendum for funding was approved.
Meanwhile, Republican Troy Hershberger defeated Kevin Hunter for Allen County Sheriff.
Richard Beck won the office of Allen County Commissioner. Josh Hale, Tom Harris and Don Wyss got the top votes for Allen County Council.
In another notable run, Kyle Miller defeated Republican Davyd Jones for District 82 which was recently redrawn and is now part of Allen County. The Democrat ran against Republican Martin Carbaugh in 2018 and 2020 to no avail.
Follow local election results here
See full statewide results here
As with the rest of America, some races are still too close to call. One thing is clear: women made history in Tuesday’s elections. In Massachusetts, Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey will be the first woman to be elected governor and the first lesbian to lead a US state. Healey and her running mate are also one of the first all-female gubernatorial tickets to be elected in U.S. history, an honor shared with Republican Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her running mate, who were also elected on Tuesday. In New York, Governor Kathy Hochul became the first woman elected to the post. The former lieutenant governor took office last year after Andrew Cuomo resigned.
According to NBC News, Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman has defeated Republican Mehmet Oz for a hotly contested U.S. Senate seat. Wearing his signature hoodie, the state’s lieutenant governor addressed supporters on Tuesday night after being projected the winner and said, “We bet on the people of Pennsylvania and you didn’t let us down. .” Fetterman’s victory overturns the Democrats’ seat in an election seen as crucial to deciding which party controls the US Senate.
The US Senate race in Georgia is still too early to be announced. Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker are locked in a key race that could decide control in the US Senate. At the last check, no candidate exceeded the 50% threshold. If confirmed, it could lead to a runoff on December 6 to determine party control for the second time in as many years.
Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer wins re-election after resisting Republican Tudor Dixon’s challenge. Whitmer has come to national attention during the COVID pandemic and has been the target of a kidnapping plot by men angry at her public health restrictions. Polls have been tight in recent weeks, but the Trump-endorsed Dixon couldn’t close the gap.
Also of note, Maryland elected its first black governor. Democrat Wes Moore on Tuesday became only the third elected black governor in US history. The best-selling author and former head of anti-poverty organization Robin Hood declared victory in Baltimore on Tuesday night. He beat Republican candidate Dan Cox, who was behind in the polls throughout the campaign. Moore will succeed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
See the full national results from Tuesday’s election here