Fetters Is The Nominee

By Scott Sarvay
By Max Resnik

May 3, 2011 Updated May 3, 2011 at 10:45 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Brooks Fetters is the Republican Nominee for Mayor for the City of Huntington. Fetters pulled in 32% of the primary vote.

Incumbent Mayor Steve Updike came in fourth place behind Fetters, Larry Buzzard with 22% of the vote and former mayor Terry Abbett with 20% of the vote.

Fetters was elated at the announcement and said bringing good paying jobs back to Huntington is priority number one.

Tonight he said, “Working hard in the area of economic development, we need to continue to bring livable wage jobs to Huntington. That's critical. That has to happen… You have to have a mayor that's focusing on operational efficiencies and making sure the organization is working effectively.”

Fetters also said he would set up block parties and community events where neighborhood associations and grassroots organizations would be given the chance to voice their concerns.

After seeing the results Indiana’s NewsCenter spoke to Mayor Updike. Updike was left wondering where his base had focused their support. He said that he would support Fetters and asked that his remaining base do the same.

Fetters will square off with Democrat Tony Hiles in November.

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