GOP picks incumbents to vie for county council


Johnson County Council District 1 candidate Pete Ketchum campaigns outside the Bargersville Town Hall on Tuesday. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Johnson County Council District 3 candidate Beth Boyce campaigns outside the Greenwood Community Center on Tuesday. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Voters selected two incumbents to run for Johnson County Council seats in the November election.

Pete Ketchum defeated Jim Ray, who was challenging him for the council’s District 1 seat, which represents all of Clark, Needham, Blue River, Hensley, Nineveh and Union townships and the southern half of White River Township.

Ketchum received 1,545 votes, or about 68 percent of the ballots cast, while Ray received 743 votes, or about 32 percent of the ballots cast.

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