CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – As primary day in Indiana goes down in the history books, lack of high profile races contributed to low voter turnout.
In Floyd County, it was a face-off between well-known police officers Frank Loop and Steve Bush.
They were in a tight race for the Republican vote for sheriff but Brad Streigel will face Democrat Jeff Topping in November.
Lieutenant Colonel Brian Meyer, Major Donnie Bowyer and former Clarksville Police Chief Dwight Ingle all competed for Clark County’s Democratic Sheriff’s nod. Meyer won the vote to move forward in November.
Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Todd Young won over two of his challengers. Young is vying for his third term in Congress.
Young released a statement on his win following his victory:
"I'm incredibly humbled by the overwhelming show of support we received from our fellow Hoosiers today. I've served in this office under the assumption that good policy equates to good politics, and that principle has never been more evident."
"For the past three years, I've sought solutions to create a better environment for job creation and personal income growth. I've done so by pushing to rein in Washington's spending, to simplify our complex tax code, to provide relief from overly-burdensome regulations, and to replace the most egregious aspects of Obamacare. That's a record that has clearly resonated with voters today, and a message that we'll continue to carry into November."
The 9th District covers Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Orange and Washington Counties as well as portions of Crawford and Scott Counties.