As you can see from the map right here, Boone Township is located in the far southwest corner of Porter County and consists of unincorporated properties as well as the Town of Hebron. The 2000 census reported 5,884 residents in this township, I'll look for an updated estimate of current population. (See City-Data for more detailed demographics)
In 2008 there were 3,916 registered voters, and a total of 2,744 or (70%) voted in the election last week. There are five precincts in Boone Township, #1 and #2 just outside of Hebron to the east, and the rest making up the Town of Hebron.
With an eye toward Indiana House races in 2010, precincts 1 and 2 vote in House district 4, and voters supported the incumbent Ed Soliday (R) who eventually won convincingly in his entire district. Precincts 3, 4 and 5 vote in House district 19, and voters supported Democrat Vandenburgh over the last minute Republican ballot filler Johnon. I have not looked at all of Johnson's Lake County precincts but on the surface it would appear to have been a name recognition vote more than anything. I would guess a solid rematch is in store in this district in two years, Johnson being the choice of many of the former Ron Paul supporters in Lake County.
The combined township supported Barack Obama and Jill Long Thompson, over John McCain and Mitch Daniels. Interestingly, Daniels' votes in this specific area of the county were much weaker than John McCain. For the most part, it would appear that Boone Township is slightly blue but had issues with the Governor specifcally. I'll hope for some comments here to explain which issue had this township voting against Mitch.
Porter County Politics: Red/Blue analysis
- Boone One Leans Red
- Boone Two Leans Blue
- Boone Three Leans Blue
- Boone Four Leans Red
- Boone Five Leans Blue
Town of Hebron Demographics
Town of Hebron Town Council Members
Boone Precinct One Map
Boone Precinct Two Map
Boone Precinct Three Map
Boone Precinct Four Map
Boone Precinct Five Map