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Township Races See Mix of Incumbent, Newcomer Victories

by on November 08, 2017 12:19 AM

Each Centre Region township had seats up for election on their governing boards in Tuesday's election, and while incumbents generally fared well, some new faces will be joining, too.

Two municipalities -- College and Halfmoon townships -- had two seats up for election and just two candidates on the ballot.

The State College Area School Board race held little mystery, either. Four directors positions were up for election and four candidates were on the ballot. Lori Bedell, who was the leading vote-getter, will join incumbents David Hutchinson, Jim Leous and Scott Fozard, who won re-election.

Township results are below. Winners are in bold and incumbents are in italics.


Council Member: Votes Percent

L Eric Bernier (D) 1,451 58.53

Anthony Fragola (R) 1,003 40.46


Supervisor At Large: Votes Percent

Steve Miller (D/R) 2,57 0 42.5

Tony Tom Ricciardi (D) 1,990 32.97

Janet Whitaker (R) 1,454 24.09


Ward 3 Supervisor:

Sara Carlson (D) 518 98.48


Supervisor: Votes Percent

Bob Strouse (D/R) 467 59.34

Anna Stevenson (D) 308 39.14


Tax Collector

Brett Laird (R) 409 98.55


Supervisor: Votes Percent

Charles "Bud" Graham (R) 827 28.39

Nigel Wilson (D) 783 26.88

Richard Frank (D) 678 23.27

Matthew Auman (R) 622 21.35


Tax Collector:

Amy Farkas (D/R) 1,288 99.23 


Supervisor (6-year): Votes Percent

Jessica Buckland (D) 1,743 39.11

Dan Trevino (D) 1,743 39.11

Mark Parfitt (R) 967 21.70


Supervisor (4-year interim)

Betsy Whitman (D) 1,716 65.47

Mark Parfitt (R) 910 34.38

Geoff Rushton is managing editor for Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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