Democrat Stephanie Terry voted Evansville’s next mayor

Democrat Stephanie Terry voted Evansville’s next mayor
Published: Nov. 7, 2023 at 5:48 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The voters of Evansville have chosen Stephanie Terry as their next mayor.

She won with a 8,679 votes.

Republican Natalie Rascher had 7,131 votes, and Libertarian Michael Daugherty had 2,032.

Click here for election results.

Terry will become the first woman to be mayor in Evansville. She will also be the first Black person.

Joining Terry in Victory was 1st Ward City Council Incumbent Ben Trockman, who also doubled as her campaign manager.

14 News was able to get ahold of him and he talked about what it was like to not only run his own campaign and win, but to see the mayoral candidate he backed pull it out as well.

“Managing Stephanie Terry’s campaign, running my own campaign, and running my own life, I would say has been incredibly rewarding but it’s also made me a lose a lot of my hair,” he explains. “It’s been the challenge of my life that I really enjoyed. When you see people you believe in, it’s hard not to back them.”

Terry will now begin the transition process as she prepares to take office as the Mayor of Evansville on January 1, 2024.

You can watch her discussion with 14 News following her speech below:

Mayor-elect Stephanie Terry speaks with 14 News after win

Hear her full victory speech here:

Mayor-elect Stephanie Terry gives victory speech

We had prior team coverage of the mayoral race.

Here is coverage from 6 p.m.

Team coverage at 6 p.m.: Evansville Mayoral race

Here it is from 5 p.m.:

Team coverage at 5: Evansville Mayoral race

Coverage of the races, including Kentucky Governor can be found on our homepage or the elections section.