2023 Indianapolis City-County Council election

The 2023 Indianapolis City–County Council elections took place on November 7, 2023 with all 25 seats up for election. Before the elections, Democrats held a 20-5 seat majority. New districts were drawn in 2021 that were used for this Election.[1] Primaries for the council were held May 2, 2023.[2] Following the elections, Democrats held their control of the council with a 19-6 majority. In the Indianapolis mayoral election held at the same time, Democrat Joe Hogsett beat Republican Jefferson Shreve 59.5% to 40.5%.[3] With his election to District 4, Nick Roberts became the youngest elected official for any of the 50 largest American cities at age 23.[4][5]

2023 Indianapolis City-County Council election

← 2019 November 7, 2023 (2023-11-07) 2027 →

All 25 seats on the Indianapolis City-County Council
13 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Vop Osili Brian Mowery
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat District 12 District 25
Last election 20 seats 5 seats
Seats won 19 seats 6 seats
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 101,009 49,003
Percentage 66.1% 32.2%

Results of the elections:
     Democratic gain      Republican gain
     Democratic hold      Republican hold
     No election

Results summary edit

Parties Seats Popular Vote
2019 2023 Strength Vote Percent
Democratic Party 20 19 76% 101,009 66.1%
Republican Party 5 6 24% 49,003 32.2%
Libertarian Party 0 0 0% 2,663 1.7%
Totals 25 25 100% 152,675 100%

Close races edit

Seats where the margin of victory was under 10%:

  1. Council District 17, 4.6%
  2. Council District 16, 5.6%
  3. Council District 20, 6.0%
  4. Council District 4, 7.4%[a]

Other seats that flipped party control:

  1. Council District 23, 21.9% gain[b]

Results by district edit

City-County Council District 1[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leroy Robinson (incumbent) 5,865 100%
Total votes 5,865 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 2
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brienne Delaney 7,573 66.2%
Republican Matt Hills 3,863 33.8%
Total votes 11,436 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Boots (incumbent) 6,947 64.2%
Republican Mark Forcum 3,879 35.8%
Total votes 10,826 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 4[a]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nick Roberts 5,936 53.6%
Republican Natalie Goodwin 5,131 46.4%
Total votes 11,067 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 5
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maggie A. Lewis (incumbent) 3,260 76.3%
Republican Theodore (Teddy) Blahnik 1,014 23.7%
Total votes 4,274 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 6
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carlos Perkins 6,488 100%
Total votes 6,488 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 7
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Barth (incumbent) 9,517 100%
Total votes 9,517 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 8
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Gibson 6,001 100%
Total votes 6,001 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 9
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Keith Graves (incumbent) 4,456 84.5%
Republican Christopher James Moore 820 15.5%
Total votes 5,276 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 10
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alison (Ali) Brown (incumbent) 5,069 100%
Total votes 5,069 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 11
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Crista Carlino (incumbent) 3,056 100%
Total votes 3,056 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 12
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vop Osili (incumbent) 4,442 100%
Total votes 4,442 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 13
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jesse Brown 5,479 77.8%
Libertarian Elizabeth J. (Libby) Glass 1,564 22.2%
Total votes 7,043 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 14
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andy Nielsen 4,790 65.7%
Republican Brenda Bishop-Kyle 2,502 34.3%
Total votes 7,292 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 15
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic La Keisha Jackson (incumbent) 3,324 100%
Total votes 3,324 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 16
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jessica McCormick (incumbent) 2,516 52.8%
Republican Julie Calvert-Watts 2,252 47.2%
Total votes 4,768 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 17
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jared Evans (incumbent) 1,901 52.3%
Republican Lisa G. Schmitz 1,731 47.7%
Total votes 3,632 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 18
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kristin Jones (incumbent) 3,282 74.9%
Libertarian Mark A. Renholzberger 1,099 25.1%
Total votes 4,381 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 19
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Mascari (incumbent) 2,770 60.0%
Republican Terry L. Trent 1,846 40.0%
Total votes 4,616 100.00%
Democratic hold
City-County Council District 20
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael-Paul Hart (incumbent) 3,145 53.0%
Democratic William Jackson 2,791 47.0%
Total votes 5,936 100.00%
Republican hold
City-County Council District 21
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Josh Bain (incumbent) 3,145 62.5%
Democratic Phil Webster 1,620 37.5%
Total votes 4,315 100.00%
Republican hold
City-County Council District 22
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Annee (incumbent) 4,782 100%
Total votes 4,782 100.00%
Republican hold
City-County Council District 23[b]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Derek Cahill 2,562 61.0%
Democratic Ryan Hughey 1,640 39.0%
Total votes 4,202 100.00%
Republican hold
City-County Council District 24
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Dilk (incumbent) 3,145 65.8%
Democratic Domonique Davie 2,286 34.2%
Total votes 6,684 100.00%
Republican hold
City-County Council District 25
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian L. Mowery (incumbent) 5,720 100%
Total votes 5,720 100.00%
Republican hold

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b District 4 was a newly district which voted Republican in 2019 for Council.[1]
  2. ^ a b District 23 was a newly added District on the Southside that leaned Republican.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Pak-Harvey, Amelia (May 3, 2022). "Indiana Indianapolis councilors pass new council map more favorable to Republicans". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved January 7, 2024.
  2. ^ Mutascio, Joe (May 2, 2023). "Indiana Election Day 2023: Latest results from counties around the state". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved May 3, 2023.
  3. ^ "2023 Election Results". www.indy.gov. Retrieved November 10, 2023.
  4. ^ Cheang, Ko Lyn. "Republicans gain one seat as Democrats retain supermajority on Indy City-County Council". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved May 7, 2024.
  5. ^ "Meet City-County Councilmember Nick Roberts, District 4 • Current Publishing". December 3, 2023. Retrieved May 7, 2024.
  6. ^ "Election Results General Election | indy.gov". November 7, 2023. Retrieved January 7, 2024.