Indiana’s New and Reelected Mayors after the 2023 Municipal Elections

Newly Elected Mayors Democratic 11 Republican 29 Independent 1 Total 41 City Name Party Attica Larry Grant Republican Auburn Dave Clark Republican Aurora Patrick Schwing Republican Batesville John Irrgang Republican Beech Grove James W. Coffman Democratic Bloomington Kerry Thomson Democratic Cannelton Morris “Smokey” Graves Democratic Carmel Sue Finkam Republican Columbus Mary Ferdon Republican Delphi Kamron […]

Opposing Carmel council candidates meet at polling place as voters push turnout rate higher  

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen   Among the steady stream of cars entering and exiting the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Peter Wilska parked his motorcycle, adjusted his New York Yankees baseball cap and prepared to vote.   The native New Yorker who moved to Indiana because of his job building racing cars is a […]

‘Everything starts local for me’: Indianapolis voters eager to have voices heard on Election Day

By Dwight Adams The Indiana Citizen Nov. 7, 2023 Eric White, a pastor at Nu Corinthian Baptist Church, says he hasn’t missed an election since he turned 18. And he kept his record perfect by voting in the city’s municipal elections on Tuesday at Eagle Creek Community Church on Indianapolis’ Northwest side, where a trickle […]

Campaign volunteers at Lawrence firehouse greet voters and debate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen By midmorning, the stream of voters going into the polling site at Lawrence Firehouse 37 on North German Church Road was steady, with one or two voters coming as one or two voters left. The voter check-in table and voting machines were set up in the truck bays. Poll […]

‘Bigger Things’: Future Presidents of America gives teens confidence, leadership training

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen October 27, 2023 Kathryn “KK” Sabo, 16, was not always interested in hearing the other side. The junior at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis developed an appetite for politics as a middle school student while taking part in the “We the People” civics program. Also, she continues to […]

EQUAL ACCESS: Indiana Disability Rights helping disabled Hoosiers navigate polls and cast ballots

Indiana Disability Rights helped the Clinton County Clerk’s office make the polling site at the 4-H building on the local fairgrounds more accessible to disabled voters. (Photo/Stephanie Harshbarger)

AG Rokita appeals class certification in lawsuit claiming Indiana’s abortion law violates RFRA

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen October 16, 2023 In a lawsuit citing religious freedom to challenge Indiana’s near-total abortion ban, the state’s attorney general is attempting to overturn the trial court’s class-certification ruling in the case. The lawsuit – Anonymous Plaintiff 1, et al. v. The Individual Members of the Medical Licensing Board of […]

Federal judge denies motion to dismiss in Anderson redistricting fight

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen October 11, 2023 The lawsuit against city of Anderson Common Council and Madison County Board of Elections for failing to redraw the council districts by the end of 2022 is continuing after a federal judge denied the municipality’s request to toss the case. In a five-page ruling issued last […]