PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS
earning your business everyday
New & used vehicles with a full line service & parts dept. Call 765-932-2447 or 866-576-7874 or visit us on the web for more info.
open 7 days! dine-in or carry-out
PIT STOP PIZZA & PUB
Open for breakfast at 6 a.m., Mon-Sat. Steak special Fri-Sat. Daily homemade meal specials. 711 N. Main Street in Carthage. 765-565-6078
body repair experts
KNIGHTSTOWN COLLISION CENTER
Call 765-345-5380 for info/quote or visit us at 221 W. Main Street
Please refer to our News Archives for more news links or hit your "back" button to go to your previous page.
Wayne Township Heavily Favored Republicans
November 12, 2008 - Wayne Township voters didn’t get the county council, coroner or president they wanted, but the citizens nonetheless had a tremendous turnout in last week’s general election. While Henry County had a voter turnout of 69.5 percent, Wayne Township saw 75.3 percent of its registered voters go to the polls last Tuesday, Of 2,499 registered voters in Wayne Township Precincts 1, 2 and 3, 1,882 voted in the general election. Wayne Precinct 1 had the highest voter turnout, with 81 percent of those registered casting a ballot.
As has been the case in the past, more than 65 percent of Wayne Township voters opted for the Republican Party candidate in every race but one. The only race in which a Democrat garnered more than 35 percent of the votes was the battle for county coroner. The Knightstown area did not get what it wanted in the national or local election in every race.
Wayne Township opted for Sen. John McCain as the next president by a combined 1,135 to 67 margin, a significant difference when considering Barack Obama won the national election by more than seven million votes. Gov. Mitch Daniels won reelection by a landslide over Jill Long-Thompson, and he won Wayne Township by an even larger margin 1,290 to 516.
Wayne Township voted for Republican Dudley Guffey for coroner, and Democrat Stacy Guffey took that race when the county-wide voted were tallied. Although Dudley Guffey won Wayne Township, it was by a narrow 1,058-922 margin. The same situation occurred in the race for County Council At-Large. The largest vote recipient in Wayne Township was Republican Mike McKown, who garnered 1,066 voted but finished fourth overall.
Wayne Township did have an impact in the race for County Commissioner, Middle District. Republican Kim Cronk won the race by just under 1,200 votes. Cronk won Wayne Township by more than 500 votes and it was his strongest showing in the county. Incoming County Commissioner Sam Beckenbaugh, a Republican, won his race against Democrat Dennis Witt by just under 1,900 votes. Beckenbaugh took Wayne Township by a 1,262-549 margin, getting heavy support from his home base.
Copyright © 2008 - Knightstown Banner, LLC - The Banner, PO Box 116, Knightstown, IN 46148 (765) 345-2292