TERRE HAUTE —
With only five precincts still to be counted, two of three Democratic incumbents remained among the top three votegetters in their attempts for renomination. Of Vigo County's 87 precincts, 82 have been counted.
Mark D. Bird led with 3,629 votes, and Ed Ping was third with 2,700.
Running a strong second among Democrats was challenger Rick Burger, who had 2,966 votes.
Incumbent William C. Bryan appeared to be headed for defeat by was running fourth among eight Democratic candidates, with 2,510 votes, trailing Ping by 190 votes.
Other Democratic vote totals were: Curtis A. DeBaun IV, 2,095; Adam Azar, 2,082; Ann Marie O’Brien, 1,953; and SaRetta J. Brown, 1,073.
On the Republican side, Bill Treadway led three opponents with 3,930 votes. Craig A. Bales was second with 3,541, Steve Ellis third with 2,489 and Lonnie Moody II was fourth with 2,415.
The top three votegetters in each party will run for election in the fall.