INDIANAPOLIS — The primary election is May 7 in Indiana, and we will be following a number of races around central Indiana.

Here’s a look at major races in Indianapolis and the surrounding counties. 

Some races only include a Republican or Democratic primary because no candidates in the other party are running or because one candidate is running unopposed.

Marion County:
Indianapolis
Mayor

Democratic candidates: Joe Hogsett (incumbent)
Denise Paul Hatch

Republican candidates:Jim Merritt Jr.
Merritt currently serves as a Republican State Senator in the Indiana General Assembly.
Christopher Moore
Felipe Rios

City-County Council
Democratic primary candidates

District 3: Dan Boots
Coleman Watson
District 4: Ethan Evans
Timothy Knight
District 5: Alison Brown
Sherron Franklin
Crystal Puckett
District 8: Eric Cunningham
Monroe Gray Jr. (incumbent)
District 9: Philip Anderson Sr.
Martha Blue
Leigh Evans
William Oliver (incumbent)
District 13: Keith Graves
DeAndra Yates
District 14: Rena Allen
La Keisha Jackson (incumbent)
District 15: Bryan Chatfield
Jessica McCormick
District 16: Kristin Jones
Patrick Wagner
District 17: Zach Adamson (incumbent)
Adamson currently serves as the vice president
Antonio Lipscomb

City-County Council.
Republican primary candidates:

District 24: Thomas Vaughn,
Vaughn currently serves as police chief of Southport Police Department.
Doug Wood
Referenda: 

MSD Decatur Township Tax Referendum: Property tax increase to fund student transportation, safety. Read more about the referendum here.
MSD Wayne Township Tax Referendum: Property tax increase to fund daily operations, improve safety. Read more about the referendum here. 

Lawrence
Mayor

Democratic candidates:
Ray Anderson
Jamar Cobb-Dennard
Republican candidates:
Steve Collier (incumbent)
Bob Jones

Southport
The Republican candidates in the mayoral primary race are:
James Cooney & Vernon Testruth.
There is no Democratic primary.

Hamilton County
Carmel

The Republican candidates in the mayoral primary race are:
James Brainard (incumbent) and Fred Glynn.
There is no Democratic primary.

Fishers
The Republican candidates in the mayoral primary race are:
Logan Day and Scott Fadness (incumbent).
There is no Democratic primary

Noblesville 
The Republican candidates in the mayoral primary race are:
Vincent Baker, Mike Corbett & Christopher Jensen.
There is no Democratic primary.

Johnson County
Greenwood

The Republican candidates in the mayoral primary race are:
Dale Q. Marmaduke and Mark Myers (incumbent).
There is no Democratic primary.

Franklin
Franklin Community Schools Tax Referendum: Property tax increase to fund academic programs, safety initiatives. Read more about the referendum here. 

Other mayoral races around central Indiana:
Bartholomew County:

Columbus: The Republican candidates are:
James Lienhoop (incumbent) and Glenn Petri.
There is no Democratic primary.

Boone County:
Lebanon: The Republican candidates are:
Matthew Gentry (incumbent), Robert Hawkins and Deborah Ottinger. There is no Democratic primary.
 

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