Election 2011 Results

Let’s see. Republican Damon Welch defeated incumbent Tim Armstrong for Mayor of Madison. I didn’t expect that but I am glad. Actually, yesterday was a good day for the Republicans in Madison. In the City Council two Republican¬† incumbents won reelection easily while two Democrats were re-elected by a thin margin. In all the City Council now has four Republicans and three Democrats. The Democrat Bill Kalb defeated Republican Jeff Daghir. We can’t win them all. I found it slightly odd that we had 237 voting a straight Democratic ticket while 325 voted straight Republican. Although Indiana is a “red” state, Jefferson County along with much of the southernmost part of Indiana along the Ohio River is a “blue” enclave, probably because of influence from Kentucky. Although Kentucky has been getting redder and redder.

Speaking of Kentucky, I see that Democrat Steve Beshear was re-elected governor in a landslide over David Williams. I expected that since Williams was kind of an idiot.

I got the results for the local races from our local newspaper the Madison Courier. They haven’t put the results on their website yet.

Well,¬† now that that’s over, on to 2012!