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Matt Murphy wins Valpo Mayor race

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In the race for Valparaiso Mayor, Republican Matthew Murphy--currently a City Council member--easily beat Democrat Bill Durnell in Tuesday’s municipal election.

Murphy took 4,399 votes (53 percent) to Durnell’s 3,885 (47 percent).

Incumbent Mayor Jon Costas did not run for re-election.

Other races in Valparaiso:

--Clerk-Treasurer: Republican Holly Taylor beat Democrat Erin Stojic, 4,559 votes (55 percent) to 3,695 (45 percent).

--Council, 1st District: incumbent Democrat Diana Reed beat Republican challenger--and currently incumbent at-large member--Holly Howe, 396 votes (48 percent) to 365 (44 percent). Green Party candidate Susan “Sue” Brown took 69 votes (8 percent).

--Council, 2nd District: incumbent Democrat Robert “Bob” Cotton beat Republican challenger Tom Krueger, 877 votes (57 percent) to 672 (43 percent).

--Council, 3rd District: Republican Casey Schmidt beat Democrat Drew Wenger, 1,037 votes (52 percent) to 948 votes (48 percent).

--Council, 4th District: Republican Jack Pupillo beat Democrat Angela Crossin, 1,234 votes (56 percent) to 986 (44 percent).

--Council, 5th District: Republican Peter M. Anderson beat Democrat Gilles Charriere, 871 votes (53 percent) to 782 (47 percent).

--At-large, vote-for-two: Evan Costas and George Douglas were the top vote-getters of the four on the ballot, taking respectively 4,268 votes (28 percent) and 4,219 votes (27 percent). Not making the cut were Elizabeth “Liz” Wuerfel, with 3,487 votes (23 percent); and Todd A. Etzler, with 3,451 votes (22 percent).


Posted 11/6/2019




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