HEUER RETAINS GOP SLOT: State rep to face Good in Nov.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Kathy Heuer joined incumbent state legislators state-wide in holding her Republican spot in Tuesday’s Indiana primary.Heuer, elected to Indiana’s House of Representatives in 2010 for the 83rd District, defeated Keith R. Potter handily with 69 percent of the vote (5,967) while on the other side of the aisle, Democrat John A. Good advanced unopposed to face Heuer in November.As expected, Heuer defeated Potter easily in her home county with 77.8 percent of the vote.However, at Republican headquarters (Columbia City’s Northside Grille) Tuesday night, Heuer was concerned about Allen County results, particularly Aboite Township.“I was apprehensive because there is more population in the Allen County portion of my district,” Heuer said. “But, if I can at least break even there, we’ll be OK.”Heuer said today in an email that she had many to thank for her primary win.“I am so grateful to the voters in Whitley and Allen counties,” she said. “I look forward to the general election this fall and to serving as their voice in Indianapolis for another two years.”