A few local contests provided the only spark in an otherwise lackluster primary election Tuesday that saw less than 10 percent of all voters casting their ballots in Montgomery County.
Of the 208,545 registered Republican voters in the county, 23,938, or about 11.5 percent, cast their votes. Of the 248,996 registered Democratic voters, 25,529, or 10.25 percent, voted.
In a six-way battle for four Republican nomination slots for Pennsburg Borough Council, incumbents Vicki Lightcap (88) and Michael Mensch (87) will be joined by newcomer Cody Belmont (79) and former council member Diane Stevens (70) on the November ballot. They will join lone Democrat Doug Criddle in the November’s contest for one of four seats.
Four Republicans battled for two seats on the New Hanover Board of Supervisors. The race saw incumbent Ralph Fluharty (480) and New Hanover Fire Chief Phil Agliano (477) handily win the spots over Mike Salerno and Tiffany Rusin. There were no Democratic candidates for the board. ...