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John Shindlebower
Matt Douglas was surrounded by his wife and kids moments after he won the race for Taylorsville Mayor Tuesday night.
Riley Wins Re-election; Taylorsville is getting a new Mayor

 

Officials continue to count and check write-in votes, but it’s safe to declare the winners of the 2018 Spencer County election.

Incumbent County Judge Executive John Riley, a Republican, won by a large margin over Democratic challenger Bobby Smith. Current Sheriff Buddy Stump, also a Republican, mounted an aggressive write-in campaign for the office, but there were fewer than 1,000 write-in ballots cast, and some of them might have gone to Lawrence Trageser, another write-in candidate for Judge-Executive.