2015 Indianapolis City-County Council election

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All 25 seats on the Indianapolis City-County Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Monroe Gray Mike McQuillen
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat District 8 District 4
Last election 15 seats 14 seats
Seats won 13 seats 12 seats

Popular vote district

The 2015 Indianapolis City–County Council elections took place on November 3, 2015. With all 25 seats up for election, this was the first for the council with newly redrawn districts and without the four at-large seats, which were eliminated by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly in 2013.[1] Before the elections Democrats held a 15–14 seat majority. Primaries for the council were held May 5, 2015, with a handful of races being very close. The closest finish came in district one, with two Democratic incumbents forced into a run-off election because of the redistricting. Leroy Robinson defeated Angela Mansfield by only 26 votes.[2] Following the elections Democrats maintained control of the council with a 13–12 majority.[3] In the Indianapolis mayoral election held at the same time, Democrat Joe Hogsett beat Republican Chuck Brewer. This is only the second time in the history of Indianapolis that Democrats control both the mayor's office and the council.[4]

Results summary

Parties Seats Popular Vote
2011 2015 Strength Vote Percent Change
Democratic Party 15 13 52% 79,122 54.247% ---
Republican Party 14 12 48% 64,215 44.026% ---
Libertarian Party 0 0 0% 2,519 1.727% ---
Totals 29 25 100% 145,856 100% -

Results by district

City-County Council District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Leroy Robinson (incumbent)[a] 4,217 61.4%
Republican Brian Jones 2,656 38.6%
Turnout 6,873
City-County Council District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Colleen Fanning 4,959 49.1%
Democratic Kip Tew (incumbent)[a] 4,783 47.3%
Libertarian Sam Goldstein 360 3.6%
Turnout 10,102
City-County Council District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Christine Scales (incumbent)[b] 4,489 54.6%
Democratic Pamela Hickman (incumbent)[a] 3,511 42.7%
Libertarian Christopher Bowen 226 2.7%
Turnout 8,226
City-County Council District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike McQuillen (incumbent)[c] 4,156 58.9%
Democratic Ray Biederman 2,901 41.1%
Turnout 7,057
City-County Council District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Coats 4,451 55.2%
Democratic Curtis Bigsbee 3,610 44.8%
Turnout 8,061
City-County Council District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Janice Shattuck McHenry (incumbent) 3,798 60.8%
Democratic Frank Islas 2,446 39.2%
Turnout 6,244
City-County Council District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joseph Simpson (incumbent)[d] 5,808 71.7%
Republican Adrienne Slash 2,291 28.3%
Turnout 8,099
City-County Council District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Monroe Gray, Jr (incumbent) 5,433 78.3%
Republican Patrick Milda 1,506 21.7%
Turnout 6,939
City-County Council District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William Oliver (incumbent)[e] 6,358 82.6%
Republican Chuck Madden 1,342 17.4%
Turnout 7,700
City-County Council District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Maggie Lewis (incumbent)[f] 2,950 80.1%
Republican Terry Bible 732 19.9%
Turnout 3,682
City-County Council District 11
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vop Osili (incumbent)[g] 4,677 86.6%
Republican Remington O'Guin 724 13.4%
Turnout 5,401
City-County Council District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Blake Johnson 3,307 59.6%
Republican Susan Marie Smith 1,913 34.5%
Libertarian Michael Gunyon 325 5.9%
Turnout 5,545
City-County Council District 13
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephen Clay (incumbent)[h] 4,737 84.2%
Republican Terri Miller-Penquite 888 15.8%
Turnout 5,625
City-County Council District 14
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic La Keisha Jackson (incumbent)[i] 2,984 80.7%
Republican Terry Dove 714 19.3%
Turnout 3,698
City-County Council District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Marilyn Pfisterer (incumbent)[j] 2,659 57.4%
Democratic Christopher Wall 1,753 37.8%
Libertarian Laurie Works 224 4.8%
Turnout 4,636
City-County Council District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Miller (incumbent)[k] 1,751 56.6%
Democratic Emily Shrock 1,345 43.4%
Turnout 3,096
City-County Council District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Zach Adamson (incumbent)[l] 4,582 84.6%
Republican Sally Spiers 833 15.4%
Turnout 5,415
City-County Council District 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Susie Cordi 2,990 57.9%
Democratic Eddie Barnes 2,171 42.1%
Turnout 5,161
City-County Council District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Ray 3,167 52.1%
Republican Benjamin Hunter (incumbent)[m] 2,907 47.9%
Turnout 6,074
City-County Council District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jason Holliday (incumbent)[n] 2,842 61.8%
Democratic Jon Easter 1,760 38.2%
Turnout 4,602
City-County Council District 21
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank Mascari (incumbent)[o] 3,037 60.1%
Republican Anthony Davidson 2,013 39.9%
Turnout 5,050
City-County Council District 22
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jared Evans 1,872 54.1%
Republican Robert Lutz (incumbent)[p] 1,586 45.9%
Turnout 3,458
City-County Council District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Kreider 3,878 80.2%
Libertarian Douglas McNaughton 957 19.8%
Turnout 4,835
City-County Council District 24
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jack Sandlin (incumbent) 3,950 100%
Turnout 3,950
City-County Council District 25
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Aaron Freeman (incumbent) 4,187 66.2%
Democratic Jeff Wheeler 1,713 27.1%
Libertarian Mike Jasper 427 6.7%
Turnout 6,327

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Former councilor-at-large.
  2. ^ Scales had been councilor of the old district 4.
  3. ^ McQuillen had been councilor of the old district 12.
  4. ^ Simpson had been councilor of the old district 9.
  5. ^ Oliver had been councilor of the old district 10.
  6. ^ Lewis had been councilor of the old district 7.
  7. ^ Osili had been councilor of the old district 15.
  8. ^ Clay had been councilor of the old district 11.
  9. ^ Jackson had been councilor of the old district 18.
  10. ^ Pfisterer had been councilor of the old district 14.
  11. ^ Miller had been councilor of the old district 19.
  12. ^ Adamson had been councilor of the old district 16.
  13. ^ Hunter had been councilor of the old district 21.
  14. ^ Holliday had been councilor of the old district 22.
  15. ^ Mascari had been councilor of the old district 20.
  16. ^ Lutz had been councilor of the old district 13.

References

  1. ^ "Legislature Eliminates Indy City-Council At Large Seats". Network Indiana. April 26, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "In Indy: Scales survives party challenge; Robinson leads Mansfield by 26 votes". The Indianapolis Star. May 6, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 Municipal Election Results". Indy Gov. November 3, 2015. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hogsett cruises to victory with impressive win in Indy mayor's race". The Indianapolis Star. November 4, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2015.