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Voters decide on GOP incumbent for 9th District

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Candidates for Indiana’s 9th District seat in the U.S. Congress had made jobs the centerpiece of their campaigns.

When it came time to go to the polls, voters emphatically supported Republican incumbent Todd Young’s vision of reduced regulation, a revamped tax code and simplified government as the key to creating economic growth throughout Indiana.

Young defeated challenger Democrat Shelli Yoder, securing his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. After a contentious lead-up to the election that included two vigorous debates, Young’s message resonated with the electorate.

U.S. House, 9th district

Shelli Yoder (D)    31%

Todd Young (R)    69%

In Johnson County, Young took 38,647 votes, or 69 percent of the total, throughout the district.

Yoder drew 17,297 votes for a total of 31 percent.

The 9th District represents all of Johnson County and areas of the state south to the Ohio River, including the cities of Bloomington, Martinsville, Seymour, Bedford and Clarksville. The final vote tallies for all counties in the district was not available late Tuesday, but Yoder had conceded to Young.

This was the first time Johnson County voted for the 9th District seat. Due to redistricting, boundary lines were moved to encompass the entire county.

Young, a Bloomington resident, has held the seat for the past two years. He is a military veteran and attorney and has served on the House Budget Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.

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