Friday Nov. 13, 2015
It’s been a little over a week since Election Day, Nov. 3, and things have slowed down some.
It was a chaotic day, Election Day, which saw the defeat of Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, a two-term Democratic incumbent, at the hands of GOP challenger Tim Neese. The 5-4 Democratic majority on the city council flipped to a 7-2 Republican majority.
Likewise, it was a hectic few days afterward, trying to make sense of it all. Here’s some of the post-mortem I did:
- Elkhart Mayor-elect Tim Neese mulls priorities, new department heads, annexation lawsuits as he prepares to take office
- Democrats’ thumping by Republicans in Elkhart elections doesn’t necessarily bode for one-party control
- Elkhart Republicans predict less partisanship, more collaboration at City Hall after big election wins Tuesday
- Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore mulls life outside City Hall; offers advice to Mayor-elect Tim Neese
Election Day was a rush, as they usually are. This time around, we did live updates via CoveritLive, so I kept active as people voted and the ballots were counted on social media, 100-plus tweets and Instagram pics, mostly: