Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


May 5, 2010

Town councils see movement in primary



The other two Avon Town Council races, for districts two and three, were even closer than Jackson's race.

Mike Rogers defeated Linda Kozinski by just 15 votes to keep his seat in ward two. He was unable to be reached for comment following the election.

Incumbent Beverly Austin won her race for ward three by an even narrower two votes over Dave Cox and Marcus A. Turner.

Though Austin came out the victor (though election results have not been officially verified by the Hendricks County Clerk's office), there were moments when she was not ahead.

"I'm glad it's a plus for me," she said. "I would prefer it be by more than two. I'm still soaking it in. I've not known for that long. I think I was trying to remain hopeful and try to figure out what precincts were still missing from that count."

In Brownsburg, incumbent Gary Hood defeated his opponent, Charles E. Ratliff, with just over 53 percent of the vote to retain his seat in ward one. Hood was unable to be reached for comment following the election.

Also in Brownsburg, Dave Richardson came out over incumbent Bill Sibbing with 68 percent of the vote for the seat in ward five.

Richardson, who has worked in the federal government before as a senior construction analyst for HUD, has not served in a local position previously.

"I'm overwhelmed, but deeply honored," he said. "I had no expectations and this is very surprising. I hope they wanted a fresh voice, fresh ideas. I think I bring to the table some unique skills and experiences with my many, many years of federal government experience."

Richardson said he spent the evening at home, being able to enjoy his "moment."

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