State Sen. Hershman will continue to represent District 7

Candidates for State Senate, District 7, are shown, from left to right, incumbent Republican Brandt Hershman and Democrat Justin Notoras. (Photos Provided)
Candidates for State Senate, District 7, are shown, from left to right, incumbent Republican Brandt Hershman and Democrat Justin Notoras. (Photos Provided)

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Republican State Sen. Brandt Hershman will continue to represent the Indiana State Senate, District 7.

Democratic challenger Justin Notoras could not take away Hershman’s fifth consecutive win for the state seat.

Hershman was declared the winner early on. But with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Hershman received 71 percent of the vote, while Notoras pulled in 29 percent.

Hershman was originally elected for this position 16 years ago, then re-elected again in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

He said there is so much untapped potential in the state of Indiana.

“I’m very grateful and appreciative for the trust in confidence the voters of District 7 have placed in me,” Hershman tells News 18. “That support over the years has allowed me to take a leadership role in trying to move Indiana forward in job creation and a lot of other areas.”

In Hershman’s upcoming term, he wants Indiana to be the destination of choice for every new investment dollar available in America.

District 7 includes Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Jasper, Tippecanoe, and White counties.