Democrats win prosecutor's race, other Marion County seats

November 2, 2010

Democrat Terry Curry has been elected Marion County prosecutor, defeating Republican candidate Mark Massa in a close race.

Curry was leading Massa 52 percent-48 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday night.

Curry said Massa called to concede the race about 9:15 p.m.

The new prosecutor will replace Republican Carl Brizzi, who is leaving the office amid controversy.

Brizzi issued a statement congratulating Curry on a "well-executed campaign" and said he is "offering complete and full cooperation to make your move seamless while avoiding any missteps or lapses, thereby ensuring the citizens of Marion County are fully served throughout this changeover."

Democrats gained control of the prosecutor's office after 16 years of GOP dominance. The party also retained control of other countywide offices, including Marion County sheriff, county clerk and auditor.

Marion County Sheriff's Department Col. John Layton defeated Republican Dennis Fishburn 56 percent to 44 percent in the sheriff's race. Fishburn is a detective-sergeant with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Term limits prevented current Sheriff Frank Anderson from seeking reelection.

County Clerk Beth White was reelected 55 percent to 45 percent over GOP challenger Jana Scott. And Democratic Auditor Billie Breaux won 51 percent of the votes in that race, besting two opponents.

Additional Marion County election results can be found here.


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