Ex-Ind. AG wins Gary mayoral primary

May 4, 2011 10:20:55 AM PDT
Voters in Gary's Democratic primary elected former Indiana attorney general Karen Freeman-Wilson as their party's candidate for mayor.

She received 58 percent of the vote to easily lead the 10-candidate field in Tuesday's voting in the heavily Democratic city.

Freeman-Wilson got a boost last month when current mayor Rudy Clay quit the race to battle prostate cancer. Clay endorsed her.

Finishing second was City Councilwoman Ragen Hatcher.

If elected this November, Freeman-Wilson would become the first African-American woman to be mayor of an Indiana city.