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Shadle Wins Only Contested Countywide Primary Race

Laura Shadle won the Democratic nomination for jury commissioner in Tuesday’s primary election, in what was the only contested countywide race on the ballot.

Shadle, a Bellefonte resident who has held the position since being appointed to fill a vacancy last year, garnered 8,518 votes to Shelley Miller’s 1,712.

Two jury commissioners — one Democrat and one Republican — are elected to four year terms to administer the criminal and civil jury selection process. Both are up for election this year.

Incumbent Hope Miller ran unopposed on the Republican ballot and is now set to serve a fourth term as jury commissioner. She received 10,619 votes.

In another countywide election, incumbent District Attorney Bernie Cantorna ran unopposed on the Democratic ballot and received 10,063 votes. He is now poised for a second term as no candidates ran on the Republican ballot. There were 703 write-in votes on Republican ballots for district attorney.

Greg Koehle was cross-filed and ran unopposed on both ballots for magisterial district judge in district 49-3-04, which is located in Centre Hall and also covers Millheim Borough, Harris, Gregg, Haines, Miles, Penn and Potter townships, and parts of College and Spring townships.

Koehle, a College Township resident, received 1,962 Democratic votes and 2,496 Republican votes. He is set to succeed retiring Judge Tom Jordan.

These elections have been decided but ballots that could impact other races are still to be counted. According to the Centre County Elections Office, all in-person votes have been tabulated from each of the county’s 87 precincts, but countywide about 2,000 mail ballots remain to be counted. Processing of those ballots will resume at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.