Results from surrounding counties

From staff reports

Local contested elections in neighboring counties resulted in the ejections of two Republican incumbents.

Sitting commissioners Tim Van Horn in Morgan County and Virgil Thompson in Noble County both finished third in three-way races for the Republican nominations.

In Morgan County, Tom Bragg won the nomination with 645 votes, Richard Welsh came in second with 605 and Van Horn got 561.

Morgan County also had a contested race for the Democrats, with Paul Carlos Keyes defeating Keith A. Nelson 339 to 206, earning Keyes the right to go up against Bragg in November for county commission.

In Noble County, incumbent Virgil Thompson finished last among three candidates for the Republican nomination for county commission with 428 votes. Oran Way won with 649 votes, followed by Larry McKee with 594.

Monroe County auditor Pandora Neuhart won the Republican nomination handily with 1,141 votes against challenger John V. Pyles, who received 440 votes.

Morgan County

Contested: County commissioner


¯ Tom Bragg: 645 (35.67 percent)

¯ Richard Welsh: 602 (33.30 percent)

¯ Tim Van Horn: 561 (31.03 percent)


¯ Paul Carlos Keyes: 339 (62.20 percent)

¯ Keith A. Nelson 206 (37.80 percent)

Monroe County

County auditor, Republican

¯ Pandora Neuhart: 1,141 (72.17 percent)

¯ John Pyles: 440 (27.83 percent)

Noble County

Commissioner, Republican

¯ Larry McKee: 594 (35.55 percent)

¯ Virgil Thompson: 428 (25.61 percent)

¯ Oran Way: 649 (38.84 percent)