RUSHVILLE — Christy Mahan Hall came out ahead in the race for Rush County coroner that pitted Republican candidate John Todd against Democrat Christy Mahan Hall, with Hall winning by 117 votes. Todd garnered 3404 votes for 49.16 percent while Hall totaled 3521 votes for 50.84 percent. The race for Rush County School Board District 4 saw incumbent Jane Busald Carter edged out by Tammy Jackman. Jackman received 2481 votes for 50.58 percent while Carter received 2424 votes for 49.42 percent.
The other contested races were for seats on the Charles A. Beard School District. In one race Michelle S. White garnered 396 votes, 61.88 percent, and easily out distanced her opponents, Lanny Keith Ferrell who had 116 votes (18.13 percent) and Steven Kent Ferrell who had 128 votes (20 percent).
Running unopposed were: David Northam to retain his seat as Rush Circuit Court judge, Debbie Richardson as clerk of Circuit Court, Mary Ann Beard county auditor, Cindy Humphrey county treasurer and Marvin Rees county surveyor. Rush County School Board unopposed candidates were Jeff Slaton — District 3, Steve Sickbert — District 6, and Ron Lienemann — District 7.
Also running unopposed were Bruce Levi, county commissioner central district and Mark Bacon county commissioner southern district. Three At large seats were up for County council with Marvin Hedrick, Warren Norris and Charles Smith each taking those positions.