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Heitzman to face Messer in fall for District 6 seat


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Democrat Susan Heitzman of North Vernon will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., in November for the U.S. House 6th District, according to The Associated Press.

Heitzman defeated Lane Siekman and Corinne Westerfield in Tuesday’s primary. Heitzman garnered 49 percent of the vote (9,006 votes) to 29 percent for Siekman (5,464) and 22 percent for Westerfield (4,069).

Heitzman, a retired teacher living in Jennings County, ran for the same office in 2012, losing in the primary to Brad Bookout.

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