Eck Takes Out Vollmer; Trump & Sanders Win Presidential Primaries



Jasper (NNDC) – Former Dubois County Democratic Party Chairman Gary Eck has won his election as a candidate.

Eck, who led the party for five years before stepping down to run for office won Tuesday’s Democratic nomination for this fall’s election for Dubois County Commissioner for District One; and his win was impressive.

Eck defeated long-time incumbent commissioner Larry Vollmer.  The final vote tally with all 40 county precincts reporting was Eck with 2774 (60.06%) and Vollmer with 1845 (39.94%).

The Eck/Vollmer primary was the only contested primary Tuesday.

Eck will now face Republican Chad Blessinger, the current county treasurer, in the fall’s general election.

Vollmer has served as a county commissioner for the last 16 years.

In Tuesday’s Indiana presidential primary, Donald Trump won big on the GOP ticket over both Ted Cruz and John Kasich.  The loss was so one-sided that Cruz suspended his national campaign Tuesday night.

For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders outdistanced party front-runner Hillary Clinton keeping Sanders’ hope of a contested convention in Philadelphia in late July intact.

Other winners Tuesday were Larry Bucshon in the Republican primary as he seeks re-election for his 8th District U. S. Congressional seat.  Buschon, from Newburgh, easily defeated Richard Moss of Jasper.

Buschon will take on either Ron Drake of Sullivan or Dr. David Orentilcher of Terre Haute.  That race is too close to call.  10 malfunctioning voting machines in Vanderburgh County (Evansville) last night is causing the delay.

Todd Young easily outdistanced Marlin Stutzman for the GOP nomination for this fall’s U. S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Dan Coats.

Young, who is from Bloomington, is the current District 9 U. S. Congressman for Indiana.  He will take on former District 9 Congressman Baron Hill, a Democrat from Seymour.


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