While some state lawmakers survived challenges in Tuesday’s primary, others were voted out of office, on what turned out to be a big night for social conservatives.
State Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, survived a challenge from fellow Republican Parvin Gillim.
Turner was just cleared by a House ethics committee last week. And Tuesday night voters also gave him another chance–but for much of the night it was very close.
Turner was also the author of HJR-3, the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Meantime, two Republican state representatives from the Fort Wayne area (Reps. Kubacki & Heuer) who voted against HJR-3 were defeated in the primary.
State Rep. Robert Behning also survived a primary challenge on Tuesday. He beat Michael Scott, 58-42. Behning is the chair of the education committee and was targeted by a number of groups opposed to some of the reforms Behning has supported in recent years.
Behning even had to run some television ads during the primary campaign, but prevailed in the end. He will face IU student Patrick Lockhart in the fall election.
In the video above, we look back at the May primary and ahead to the election in the fall.
Included in this week’s segment is an interview with Scott Fadness, who won the Republican primary on Tuesday in the first ever race for mayor in Fishers.
‘On the Record’ will be back in the fall, for more interviews with the candidates ahead of November’s mid-term election.