Election Primary

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    Rita Oser of Ferdinand, who served as a poll worker for the primary election, read the results summary during a gathering held by the Dubois County Democrats at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Candidate Mike Braun of Jasper and his wife Maureen celebrated his victory during the primary election for State Representative for District 63 with Adrian Engelbreth of Jasper , left, and Jerry Messmer of Jasper, right, who is the father of current State Representative Mark Messmer, at the Republican Party headquarters in Jasper on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Nancy Wilson, right, hugged her mother Barbara Knies, both of Celestine, after hearing that Wilson won the County Council District 3 seat in the primary election during a gathering held by the Dubois County Democrats at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Judy Bennett of Jasper, left, and her husband, Al conversed with Harvey Berger of Jasper and his wife Bernita while waiting for the election results at the Republican Party headquarters in Jasper on Tuesday. The Bennetts and Harvey had been working the polls since 4 a.m.Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Dubois County Republicans gathered to wait for election results in Jasper on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Barb Mathies, left, of Bretzville spoke with Helen Schroeder of Jasper while waiting to hear the primary election results during a gathering held by the Dubois County Democrats at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Dylan Blessinger of Jasper, 2, son of Dubois County Treasurer Chad Blessinger, played possum while waiting out the election results at the Republican Party headquarters in Jasper on Tuesday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    House Representative Mark Messmer of Jasper, his oldest daughter Laura Sherman of Huntingburg, and Messmer's wife Kim watched election results on a laptop at Republican Party headquarters in Jasper on Tuesday. Messmer won the Republican nomination for State Senate election this fall. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Dubois County Treasurer Chad Blessinger, second from left, conversed with Ryan Schuetter of Jasper, while Dubois County Council member Nick Hostetter spoke with Dubois County prosecuting attorney Kevin Crouse of Jasper, who is running uncontested for Dubois Circuit Court Judge, while waiting election results at Republican Party headquarters in Jasper on Tuesday. The men were accompanied by Blessinger's son Dylan, 2, far left, and Hostetter's son Henry, 5, far right. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    The Dubois County Democrats listened to a radio while waiting for the primary election results at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday.. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Nancy Wilson's mother Barbara Knies of Celestine waited nervously while the results of the primary election were announced during a gathering held by the Dubois County Democrats at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Wilson won the County Council District 3 race in the Democratic primaries. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Barb Mathies of Bretzville gave Nancy Wilson of Celestine a hug after Wilson won the primary election race for the County Council District 3 seat against Mathies. The gathering was held by the Dubois County Democrats at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Barb Mathies of Bretzville, left, spoke with Bill Klem of Jasper before hearing the primary election results during a gathering held by the Dubois County Democrats at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald

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    Rita Oser, left, showed Ardella Lubbehusen the primary election results summary during a gathering held by the Dubois County Democrats at the Jasper Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. Both women are of Ferdinand and served as poll workers for the primary election. Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald