Top, republican Dan Carter will face Democrat Patrick Heitz in the Madison Township Trustee race; bottom, Democrat Shannon Tilley will face Republican Marilyn J. Imel in the Milton Township Trustee race.
Top, republican Dan Carter will face Democrat Patrick Heitz in the Madison Township Trustee race; bottom, Democrat Shannon Tilley will face Republican Marilyn J. Imel in the Milton Township Trustee race.
Tuesday's primary featured four contested trustee primary races from three townships in Jefferson County - three Democratic races and one Republican.

There are 10 townships in the county and each is up for election this year.

The township trustees in Indiana are elected to four-year terms and serve as the townshp executive.

A chief function of the trustee is maintaining township records, receiving and paying out township funds and administering township assistance to residents.

Madison Township Trustee

Patrick Heitz, owner of Heitz Sign Company in Madison, will be the Democrat's nominee for Madison Township trustee. Heitz received 1,139 votes to his opponent Becky Anderson's 957.

Republican Dan Carter, owner of Sears Hometown Store in Madison, received 745 votes to defeat Sharon Daghir and Barbara Disbro-Hysell.

Carter and Heitz will meet on the November ballot.

Milton Township Trustee

Shannon Tilley, who works for Jefferson County 911 communications as administrative assistance to the executive director, defeated Sharon Stevens for the Democratic nomination.

Tilley earned 95 votes to Stevens 19.

Tilley will face Republican Marilyn J. Imel - who was unopposed in the primary - in November.

Saluda Township

Ruby Taylor-Wehner, current trustee of Saluda Township, defeated Eston Smith and will represent the Democrats for Saluda Township trustee on the November ballot. Wehner earned 85 votes, while Smith received 63.

There is no current Republican nominee for Saluda Township.