He will face a Republican challenger in Nov., but that challenger received only 344 votes in an uncontested primary.
Residents rejected the $96 million property tax increase by more than 52 percent of the vote.
Perry Township, Beech Grove and Wayne Township sought more tax dollars to pay for additional transportation or expansion plans.
According to unofficial results, Strasser by 10 votes.
Franklin is seeking his second term in office.
More than 1,600 residents, 65 percent, voted yes to the public question.
Some races showed that some Indiana communities could be ready for change.
Jim Brainard, John Ditslear, and Andy Cook will all stay in their respective offices.
Hogsett said that he will be “a mayor of ideas, not a mayor of ideology.”
Marion County election officials confirmed at least two polls opened late, but as of 7:20 a.m., all polls were up and running.
One the eve of the primary, Mayor Jim Brainard and his opponent Rick Sharp were both hard at work making that last second push to attract vo…
Four years ago Cook barely won re-election because voters questioned his plans for Grand Park.
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Candidate front runners are Democrat Joe Hogsett and Republican Chuck Brewer.