Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear celebrates his win on Election night with family and friends. The Times photo by Betsy Reason
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear celebrates his win on Election night with family and friends. The Times photo by Betsy Reason
The voters have spoken.

Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear will serve four more years in office.

The three-term mayor finished with 3,164 votes, or 58.38 percent, while challenger Mike Corbett earned 2,256 votes, or 41.62 percent.

Tuesday's election is historic in Noblesville. Ditslear, 72, would be the only Noblesville mayor to ever serve four terms in office. Though, he could be challenged in the general election in November.

Ditslear, who took office Jan. 1, 2004, ran for the mayor's seat in 2003, while he was still on the Noblesville School board.

"I'd like to thank the voters of Noblesville for re-electing me to serve as your mayor. I'm very proud of that, proud of what we've been able to accomplish, and certainly looking forward to what we can do in Noblesville in the next four years," Ditslear said Tuesday night during his celebration with family and friends at Matteo's Ristorante Italiano on the Courthouse Square.

Corbett, who spent his day Tuesday at the polls, gathered with friends and family at a party at the Mill Top Banquet & Conference Center in downtown Noblesville.

Corbett said, "I am disappointed that we weren't able to mobilize enough people, because I know there is a strong undercurrent of support for my plans. The fact that we lost the election, that's just one event. We have really touched a lot of nerves. And a lot of people have been energized as a result of this. And we will continue to work to try to make sure that Noblesville does achieve its potential even though that I won't have the position to make absolutely sure that happens."