Noblesville voters have chosen Republican Chuck Goodrich as their next state representative.
Winning Indiana House District 29 with 64.76 percent of the vote, Goodrich earned 19,251 votes. His opponent, Democrat Tracy Roberts, earned 10,474 votes, or 35.24 percent.
In the May primary election, Goodrich beat fellow Republicans – Hamilton County Councilor Brad Beaver, Noblesville Common Councilor Greg O’Connor and Garen T. Bragg – by a large margin, earning 46.72 percent of the vote.
Goodrich is the president of Gaylor Electric in Noblesville and announced his candidacy after incumbent Kathy Richardson announced she would not seek re-election, but rather the open Hamilton County Clerk seat.
Goodrich released the following statement after his victory on Nov. 6.
“The cornerstone of my campaign has been putting people first, which is why I am so excited to bring the values of District 29 to the Indiana House of Representatives. My family and I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm of this strong community, and I am honored and humbled that they have chosen me to represent them in the state legislature. I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for education and workforce development with the Indiana General Assembly. Helping lawmakers craft policies that create economic opportunity and quality career paths for all Hoosiers is my top priority. Our family would like to thank our friends, church, the Gaylor Electric community, Noblesville residents and the great people of District 29 for their steadfast encouragement and energy, which inspired us throughout this campaign.”