Northeast Indiana County Sheriff Races

By John W. Davis

June 18, 2010 Updated Jun 7, 2010 at 5:49 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - With 100% of precincts reporting, Indiana's NewsCenter is ready to call nine County Sheriff races.

In Allen County, Republican Incumbent Sheriff Ken Fries ran unopposed and won his primary.

His opponent in November's election will be David Roach.

In Whitley County, Incumbent Sheriff Mark Hodges ran unopposed and will move on to the November general election.

In Huntington County, 92% of votes are in. Terry Stoffel leads with 56%. His opponent Tom Carney has 44%.

In Dekalb County, the winner of the Republican primary is Don Lauer with 41% of the votes.

Indiana State Police Detective Mark Heffelfinger came in second with 35% of the votes.

In Adams County, Republican Shane Rekeweg beat David Gaunt by 5%.

Rekeweg's opponent in the November's election will be Democratic Candidate Jon Fuhrman.

In Noble County, the race is too close to call. Republicans Doug Harp and Max Weber are deadlocked at 45%.

However, Doug Harpe holds a slight lead by 42 votes.

In Steuben County, Tim Troyer won the Republican primary with 60% of the votes.

In Kosciusko County, Republican Incumbent William "Rocky" Goshert won the primary.

In Wells County, Democratic Incumbent Sheriff Bob Frantz with take on Republican Challenger Monte Fisher.

In Wabash County, Robert Land won the Republican primary.

His opponent will be Democrat Jonathan Breaton.

In Jay County, the winner was Republican Incumbent Sheriff Larry Newton Jr.

He received 82% of votes in Jay County.

In counties where a democratic candidate did not run in the primary election, the democratic party can nominate a candidate to be placed on the ballot for November's general election.





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