Vincennes Candidates for 2019 Municipal Elections

Posted on February 11th, 2019

We now know what the 2019 Municipal Elections will look like this Fall in Vincennes.

The only contested race in any of the Knox County races will be for the Democratic representative in the race for Vincennes City Council in District One. Will Drews and Eric Burke are the candidates vying to represent their party. The winner will face off against Republican Incumbent Brian Grove.

All other races will be contest on November 5th between local Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians.

Sticking with the Vincennes City Council, Democrat incumbent Traci Breece will defend her seat against Republican Ed Gornall in District 2. The District 3 race will be one with three candidates: Democratic Incumbent Scott Brown, Libertarian Shane Lemler and Republican John Stangle. In District 4, Democrat Dan Ravellette will seek to retain his seat on the council against Republican Michelle James. District 5 will see a new councilman take the role in 2019, as Republican Ryan Lough squares off against Democrat Vicki Reeves.

Rounding out the Vincennes City Council will be the race for a pair of At-Large seats, currently held by Democrats Shirley Rose and Duane Chattin. They will be challenged by Libertarian Bruce Johnson and Republicans Tim Salters and Marc McNeece.

The position of Clerk-Treasurer will also be filled by a new face next year. Current Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Meek won’t seek re-election in the new year. She will be succeeded by either Republican Cathy Lane and Democrat Angela Herron.

No Republican filed to run against Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum this Fall, effectively securing his spot as only the second Mayor in the city’s History to serve three terms.

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