TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The winner for the U.S. representative, District 4 has been declared. Republican incumbent Todd Rokita has been re-elected.
Rokita faced Democrat John Dale and Libertarian Steven Mayoras for the congressional seat. But the people have spoken and congressman Rokita will serve his fourth term.
Rokita was declared the winner early on Tuesaday night. But come Wednesday morning, once all the votes were tallied, Rokita received 65 percent of the vote, Dale took in 30 percent and Mayoras pulled in 5 percent.
Rokita wasn’t available for an on-camera interview because he is in Indianapolis Tuesday night. But after helping guide a major road funding and education legislation during his most recent term, Rokita tells News 18 he looks forward to what he can accomplish next.
“We got a major road bill done. We got a major group education legislation done and so Todd Rokita was able to work across party lines and get some good product for the American people and for Hoosiers,” Rokita said. “If we got this done in a divided government, what could we get done if I had a true partner in the White House? I’m looking forward to hopefully having that chance.”
Rokita almost didn’t make it on the ballot.
In July, he left the seat to run for Gov. Mike Pence’s place as the Republican gubernatorial candidate. He lost to Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, but was re-nominated for the Republican ticket during a caucus in August.