Instead of falling back on traditional endorsements in the May 6 primaries, the elkharttruth.com editorial board tried something more consumer-oriented — we identified four races to watch, reviewed the associated reporting and videos, then summarized the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate in the field.
Here's the makeup of our editorial board:
Publisher — Brandon Erlacher.
Editor — Greg Halling.
Managing editor — Marshall King.
Digital content director — Ryan Martin.
News editor — Terry Mark.
We aren't recommending candidates in these four races. But our journalists spend a great deal of time interacting with politicians, and we believe that our reporting gives us some insight into these four races.
You can agree or disagree with our assessments. Our intent was to provide one more piece of data that you could use to make a decision May 6.
Because it's such a complex issue, we do plan to share our editorial views on the Elkhart and Concord school referenda in The Elkhart Truth and on elkharttruth.com Sunday, May 4.
But we hope that a simpler, more neutral approach to candidate assessment encourages you to vote Tuesday.
Click the links below to see how the analysis and watch a video asking candidates three questions about the seats they're running for:
U.S. House of Representatives 2nd district:
Indiana House District 48
Indiana House District 22
Elkhart County Superior Court 3