Indianapolis City-County Council elections, 2011

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The 2011 Indianapolis City–County Council elections took place on November 8, 2011. All 29 seats were up for re-election, 25 districts and 4 at-large seats, on the Indianapolis City–County Council. Prior to the elections Republicans held a 15–13–1 seat majority. Following the elections Democrats gained control of the council with a 16–13 majority.[1][2] This marked the first time in Indianapolis history that a Republican mayor would lead with a Democratic council.[3]

The Indianapolis mayoral election took place alongside the council elections.

Results by district[edit]

City-County Council District 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic José Evans (incumbent) 4,797 54.4% +5.1%
Republican Susan Blair 3,764 42.7% -5.1%
Libertarian Michael Bishop 256 2.9%
Turnout 8,817
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Angela Mansfield (incumbent) 4,741 60.7% +8.6%
Republican Anthony Simons 2,817 35.9% -12.0%
Libertarian Sam Goldstein 269 3.4% +3.4%
Turnout 7,827
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ryan Vaughn (incumbent) 5,830 57.4% -7%
Democratic Len Farber 4,320 42.6% +7%
Turnout 10,150
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Christine Scales (incumbent) 4,880 50.2% -1.1%
Democratic Kostas Poulakidas 4,841 49.8% +1.1%
Turnout 9,721
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Virginia Cain (incumbent) 6,089 67.5% -32.5
Democratic Jackie Butler 2,711 30.0% +30%
Libertarian Christopher Hodapp 228 2.5% +2.5%
Turnout 9,028
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Janice McHenry (incumbent) 3,368 52.2% -8.1%
Democratic Brett Voorhies 2,905 45.1% +5.4%
Libertarian Kevin Fleming 175 2.7% +2.7%
Turnout 6,448
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Maggie A. Lewis (incumbent) 3,640 62.6% -37.4%
Republican Sahara Williams 1,991 34.3% +34.3%
Libertarian Matthew Stone 181 3.1% +3.1%
Turnout 5,812
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Monroe Gray, Jr. (incumbent) 6,363 69.4% +12.3%
Republican Stu Rhodes 2,807 30.6% -12.3%
Turnout 9,170
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Simpson 5,700 81.1% -18.9%
Republican Sally Spiers 980 13.9% +13.9%
Independent Jeramy Townsley 350 5.0% +5.0%
Turnout 7,030
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William Oliver (incumbent) 3,654 78.3% -21.7%
Republican Barbara Holland 856 18.3% +18.3%
Libertarian Joell Palmer 160 3.4% +3.4%
Turnout 4,670
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 11
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Steve Talley 5,348 66.4% +6.3%
Republican Mike Healy 2,502 31.0% -8.9%
Libertarian Tom Mulcahy 206 2.6% +2.6%
Turnout 8,056
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michael McQuillen (incumbent) 4,137 49.3% -8.5%
Democratic Regina Marsh 3,975 47.4% +5.2%
Libertarian Shawn Sullivan 275 3.3% +3.3%
Turnout 8,387
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 13
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Robert Lutz (incumbent) 3,718 60.3% -5.5%
Democratic Jared Evans 2,236 36.3% +4.7%
Libertarian Jason Sipe 209 3.4% +0.8%
Turnout 6,163
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 14
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mariliyn Pfisterer (incumbent) 2,323 55.3% -5.9%
Democratic Maxine King 1,874 44.7% +5.9%
Turnout 4,197
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vop Osili 4,415 80.6% -19.4%
Republican A. J. Feeney-Ruiz 912 16.7% +16.7%
Libertarian Zachary Capehart 149 2.7% +2.7%
Turnout 5,476
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Brian Mahern (incumbent) 1,754 64.8% +3.3%
Republican Bill Bruton 953 35.2% +0.1%
Turnout 2,707
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mary Moriarty Adams (incumbent) 3,820 65.6% +13.7%
Republican Gary Whitmore 2,000 34.4% -13.7%
Turnout 5,820
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vernon Brown (incumbent) 3,940 67.3% +10.7%
Republican Michael Heady 1,919 32.7% -10.7%
Turnout 5,859
Democratic hold Swing
City-County Council District 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Miller 1,675 52.5% +4.1%
Democratic Dane Mahern (incumbent) 1,515 47.5% -4.1%
Turnout 3,190
Republican gain from Democratic Swing
City-County Council District 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank Mascari 2,829 52.5% +10.2%
Republican N. Susie Day (incumbent) 2,556 47.5% -6.5%
Turnout 5,385
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
City-County Council District 21
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Benjamin Hunter (incumbent) 4,451 55.8% -8.6%
Democratic Todd Woodmansee 3,111 39.1% +3.5%
Libertarian Josh Featherstone 410 5.1% +5.1%
Turnout 7,972
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 22
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jason Holliday 4,978 67.8% +2.9%
Democratic Doug White 2,362 32.2% +0.2%
Turnout 7,340
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 23
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeff Cardwell (incumbent) 5,030 71.2% -2.2%
Democratic Scott Coxey 1,790 25.3% -1.3%
Libertarian Kent Raquet 248 3.5% +3.5%
Turnout 7,068
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 24
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jack Sandlin (incumbent) 4,762 75.7% -24.3%
Libertarian Ed Coleman 1,532 24.3% +24.3%
Turnout 6,294
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council District 25
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Aaron Freeman (incumbent) 8,613 70.3% -29.7%
Democratic Mario Garza 3,078 25.1% +25.1%
Libertarian Kevin Vail 561 4.6% +4.6%
Turnout 12,252
Republican hold Swing
City-County Council At-large
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Barth 87,984 13.0% +1.2%
Democratic Pamela Hickman 86,754 12.8% +1.3%
Democratic Zach Adamson 84,946 12.5% +1.2%
Democratic Leroy Robinson 81,112 12.0% +1.8%
Republican Barbara Malone (incumbent) 78,774 11.6% -1.3%
Republican Angel Rivera (incumbent) 74,871 11.0% -1.4%
Republican Jacqueline Cissell 74,514 11.0% -0.6%
Republican Michael Kalscheur 72,227 10.6% -0.9%
Libertarian Bill Levin 10,081 1.5% -0.5%
Libertarian Sheri Meinert 9,836 1.5% -0.5%
Libertarian Patrick Culley 9,249 1.4% -0.1%
Libertarian Reid Roberts Miller 7,441 1.1% -0.2%
Turnout 181,168 30% +4%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 General Election Results". Marion County Clerk's Office. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Democrats take lead on City-County Council". The Indianapolis Star. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Mayor Ballard faces Democratic-controlled council". WTHR. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-09.