|Thanking supporters, make state/county ‘best it can be’|
|Written by Chandra L. Mattingly|
|Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:02 PM|
Indiana will have a new superintendent of public education, as voters ousted incumbent Tony Bennett, replacing him with newcomer Democrat Glenda Ritz.
“The American voting process and our peaceful exchange of power is one of the rarest and therefore most valuable the world has ever seen,” said Mourdock. He thanked supporters and said he will treasure his travels around “our great state” and the people he’s been able to meet.
Luke Messer, who easily won the seat for U.S. 6th District over Brad Bookout, thanked everyone who played a role in the victory.
“It was truly a team effort,” he said, thanking the voters for their trust and asking for their prayers.
Democrat Tom Cheek won in his home county of Dearborn, but lost to incumbent Republican Randy Frye for State House District 67. Neither appeared to have posted comments on their websites Wednesday morning.
In a local race, challenger Allan Miller congratulated Dearborn Superior Court II Judge Sally Blankenship on her victory.
“While our campaign was hard-fought, I have no doubt that I share with her a desire to see our county be the best it can be,” he said, wishing her the best of luck.
“It is my hope … that those who represent the people of this county will not rest until our system is the absolute best it can be,” he said.