Initial hearing on District 1 recount set for Nov. 26

Columbus City Councilman Dascal Bunch, who came up short in his re-election bid by one vote, has officially filed for a recount. Jay Phelps, the Bartholomew County Clerk, explains that the matter goes before a judge next week.

That hearing is set for Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 3 p.m. in Superior Court I before Judge Jim Worton, who will also determine the day for the recount.

Bunch, a Republican representing the city’s First District, was defeated by Democrat Jerone Wood, 260-259. Independent candidate Michael Kinder received 81 votes.

Phelps says that, by law, the recount must be completed and certified by Dec. 20th.