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Area Elections Provide Some Excitement
Written by Larry Roeder, Editor
2013-11-07

Some races too close to call

        In Montgomery County less than 25 percent of the more than 541,450 voters turned up at the polls to cast their ballots.  Few local government contests and light opposition were factors in the light voter turnout. 

        Berks, Bucks and Montgomery county voter services offer a preliminary look into election results, but final counts, based on write-in, disputed ballots or other situations, could take several days or even weeks to iron out.  All figures are based on the county’s reporting.

        In Pennsburg, Republican and current council member Vicki Lightcap bested her Democratic challenger, former mayor and council member Charles Shagg, 238 to 106, returning her to the position she held in 2007-2008.  Lightcap was a late entry into the race to replace Doug Landis who pulled out of the mayoral contest in August.

        In the race for four open council seats, Republican Diane Stevens (running on both tickets) was the top vote-getter with 316, returning her to a seat she previously held.

        Republican incumbent Mike Mensch regained his seat with 233 followed by Democrat Fred Schutte (218).  In a tight race for the final open seat, Republican Cody Belmont eked out a win over Democrat Doug Criddle by a 209–207 margin.

        In the Pennsburg race for tax collector, Republican Patricia Ann Baver topped Democrat Diane Criddle, 218–201.

        Across the county line, Bucks County voters swept the Republican incumbents back into office in the contested races with Edward Duke Donnelly topping Dennis McCauley 50,662–44,302 for county sheriff; for prothonotary, Patricia L. Bachtle bested Ronald Jay Smolow 51,450–42736; the race for recorder of deeds saw Joseph Szafran top James T. O’Brien 50,970–41,978; and in the battle for controller, Raymond F. McHugh topped John Jordan 52,974–39,277.  District Attorney David Heckler was unopposed in the election.    

        Republican incumbent Charles Shermer retained his four-year seat as director for Quakertown Community School District’s region 3 by beating Democrat Gaye Beeco, 637-399.

        Milford Township voters returned Republican Tom Cordouff to the two-year post as supervisor over Democratic challenger Maryanne Quinn, 712–493.  In the race for the six-year supervisor post, Republican incumbent Charles Strunk won over Democratic challenger James Walsh, 684–586.  In the race for tax collector, Republican Betsy Moyer won over Democrat Deborah Peretz, 804–425.

        In Berks County, in the only contested race for a row office, Republican Marianne R. Sutten will return as prothonotary as she topped Democrat Osmer S. Deming, 24,871 to 16,261.

        The race for a school board seat in Boyertown – region 2 saw cross-filer Jill Dennin top Charles Martin Maddona, running on the Maddona School Board ticket, 681–148.

        Republican David Moyer (287) won over both Democrat Carl Schaeffer (232) and Independent John P. Wynne, Jr. (201) in a three-way race to replace Washington Township Supervisor Chairperson Tonya Bauer.

        All election results are unofficial until finalized and validated.

 


 

 

 

 

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