The biggest local races in Michiana on Primary Day 2018


The race for GOP Senate candidate between Todd Rokita, Luke Messer and Mike Braun is the state of Indiana’s biggest race on this Primary Day 2018, but there are several local races to be decided upon, as well.

It’s surprise to many, as 2nd District U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski has a GOP challenger in Mark Summe on the ballot.

Summe is a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame and has not actively campaigned. On the Democratic side, there are six names hoping to unseat Walorski in November, but only Yatish Joshi, Mel Hall and Pat Hackett have actively campaigned.

Sheriffs in both St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties are leaving office at the end of their terms.

Democrats Tim Corbett, Bill Redman and William “Bill” Thompson each hope to take on Republican Paul Jonas for St. Joseph County’s top cop in November.

In Elkhart County, the choice for Sheriff is between Republicans Fred Mock, John Perry and Jeff Siegel.

Marty McCloskey is taking on Vicki Becker for Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney.

Kimberly Cates faces Republican incumbent Curt Nisly for state Representative in District 22.

Christy Stutzman is taking on Kevin Gipson for Wes Culver’s Rep. seat in District 49.

In Indiana’s Senate District 11, incumbent Joe Zakas is being challenged by busiensswoman Linda Rogers.

Polls in Indiana are open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. All voters must bring photo identification.

Anybody who doesn’t know where to go to vote can find their polling site at


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