Following incumbent upset, Delphi mayoral race won by Independent

FILE - Shane Evans is shown filing to be the first Independent in this year's race in Delphi. He won the mayoral race by 55 percent of the vote Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (WLFI File Photo)

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – With current Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser upset in the primaries, it was a battle of three new faces on the ballot. But Tuesday Delphi residents have spoken, and Independent Shane Evans has been elected the new mayor of Delphi.

Evans unofficially won the race with 321 votes, or 55 percent. He beat out Democrat Jack Wilson, who got 146 votes, and Republican Louis Hayden, who received 114 votes.

Incumbent Strasser lost in the Democratic mayoral primary to Wilson. Strasser was seeking his third term.

In the May primary, Hayden defeated his three opponents — Wally Dellenbach, Larry Jenkins Jr. and Andrew Royal.

In June, Evans decided to join the race as an Independent and from the looks of it it was a good choice.

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