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Republicans sweep contested races in Floyd


November 10, 2010
It was a good night for Republicans in Floyd County last Tuesday, as the GOP swept all of the contested races in the county.

District 1 Commissioner D. Mark Seabrook of New Albany received 61 percent of the vote to hold off Democratic challenger Paul Kraft Jr., also of New Albany.

In the county auditor's race, Darin Coddington of Georgetown defeated Democrat Mary Lou Byerley, also of Georgetown, 53 percent to 47 percent.

In county council races, Dana Fendley of New Albany defeated Democrat Jim Freiberger of Floyds Knobs, 55 percent to 45 percent, in District 2; incumbent Lana Aebersold of New Albany received 59 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Kevin R. Evans, also of New Albany, in District 3; and incumbent John J. Schellenberger of Greenville tallied 63 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Dan Voyles, also of Greenville, in District 4.

District 1 incumbent Tom Pickett, a Democrat from New Albany, was unopposed.

Other incumbents who were unopposed included Prosecutor Keith Henderson, a Republican from New Albany, and Circuit Court Judge J. Terrence Cody, Circuit Court Clerk Linda S. Moeller and Sheriff Darrell Mills, all New Albany Democrats.

Democrat Trisha Badger-Byrd of New Albany didn't have a challenger in the assessor's race.

There was one town council race last Tuesday. Republicans Patti Hayes and Bob Wright were the top vote-getters in a three-way race that included Democrat Chris Wright for two seats on the Greenville Town Council.

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