Mara Candelaria Reardon. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 8, 2012 6:22AM
The Republicans’ hope for taking Indiana House District 12 ended Tuesday with incumbent Mara Candelaria Reardon winning her fourth term with 52 percent of the vote, according to preliminary vote results.
Reardon’s district changed after redistricting to include more typically Republican areas of Lake County. However, Republican challenger Bill Fine, a member of the Munster Town Council, took in just 48 percent of the vote.
“It was a hard-fought race,” she said after Fine called her to concede. “I think that ultimately people were able to see how hard I’ve worked for the 12th District and decided that I have more work to do.”
She said she hadn’t appreciated some of the things that had happened in the race but believes that voters saw through falsehoods.
Fine said he was happy that he won in Munster, where Reardon lives, but that ultimately he lost in the other towns and cities. He did say he was impressed that Republicans worked together, which bodes well for future candidates.