Peters Back for One More Term

By Max Resnik

May 8, 2012 Updated May 9, 2012 at 7:25 AM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Republican County Commissioner Nelson Peters was reelected to his third term as 1st district county commissioner.

The incumbent won by a large margin, 76 percent to 19 percent, over Allen County Recorder John McGauley. William Phillips received 5 percent of the vote.

Following his win, Peters greeted party faithful at GOP headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Peters said the voters chose him on a record of shrinking and reducing the cost of government as well as job creation. He congratulated McGauley on a hard fought primary and called McGauley a friend before and after the election.

Peters said Allen County residents should be excited for a future filled with collaboration between Allen County and others in the region.

“I think we’re on the verge of some very big things. We've now got a county commissioners caucus who is meeting monthly. There is a mayoral caucus that's meeting monthly. We're getting ready next month to merge those caucuses, so that in a 10 county area, we're going to be able to talk from the same voice, and I think there really is strength in numbers.”

Peters says he will also use those collaborative efforts to follow up on one goal of his campaign, which is to raise local wages by 10 percent.

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