Rep. Peggy Mayfield will again represent Indiana House District 60 after securing reelection Tuesday.
Mayfield, a Republican incumbent from Martinsville, won 72.2% of the vote in Johnson County. Her opponent, Kathy Thorpe, a Democrat of Martinsville, received 27.9% of votes locally.
While numbers for the overall district — which encompasses the majority of Morgan County align with portions of northeastern Monroe and northwestern Johnson County —were not available before deadline, Mayfield was significantly ahead of Thorpe at press time.
Mayfield, a small business owner from Martinsville who has served as a state representative since 2012, ran for reelection because she wants to continue to advance the issues she cares about, including public safety and support for those with disabilities.
One of her top priorities is public safety and specifically addressing the shortage of interested recruits for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Lawmakers need to figure out a way to not only recruit public safety employees, but retain them as well, she said in an interview with the Daily Journal last month.
Healthcare is another priority of Mayfield’s. The cost of healthcare can lead to financial ruin for families and takes a huge portion of people’s income, she said.
Education is also another priority, along with being fiscally responsible with the state’s more than $6 billion surplus.