Local Democrats to hold election night gathering


Local Democrats will gather at Shelli Yoder’s campaign headquarters at 6 p.m. Tuesday to celebrate the end of the election.

Yoder, a Democrat running for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District, said she’s looking forward to celebrating “with a great group of candidates here in Monroe County” at her headquarters, located at 320 E Third St.

“I am ready to continue to talk to voters about our vision to generate good-paying jobs and to ensure that Hoosiers across the 9th District can pursue the American dream,” Yoder said in a press release.

The Monroe County Democratic Party is welcoming all local party members to join and wait for election returns, hear speeches from local candidates and build excitement for the general election.

“This has been an extraordinary primary election,” said Mark Fraley, chairman of the county party, in a statement. “It’s a real testament to the strength of our Party that even though we have such a healthy competition among local candidates, we all can come together to celebrate at the end of a spirited campaign.”

The May 3 Primary election includes contested races for president, Congress, state Legislature, county administrative and legislative offices and delegates to the state convention.

Several candidates for local office are uncontested in the primary election, though they also are expected to address local party members.