Official County Election Results Released

| November 14, 2017

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) — Write-in votes in the county had some bearing on this year’s general election, particularly in the Borough of Emlenton.

Democrat Jamie Hunt received 66 votes in the Emlenton mayoral election to easily outpoll Republican nominee Koah Pentz, who had 42.

Election officials pointed out that vote totals are still unofficial and letters will soon be mailed to those who were write-in candidates to make sure they want the seat they were elected for.

Hunt won in a borough where only about one-third of voters are registered as Democrats.

Pentz was a code enforcement and zoning officer for Cranberry Township.

There were other write-in candidates who garnered enough votes to win a seat.

For example, John Eltz picked up 35 write-in votes for a four-year seat on Cooperstown Borough Council.

James Miller took the fourth open seat on Polk Borough Council with 14 write-votes.

In Rouseville Borough, two men were successful write-in candidates.

Democrat Michael Stevenson had 46 votes while Republican Scott Evans had 28 to gain seats on council. Republican Paul M. Long, who was the only one on the ballot for council, won the third seat.

In Utica Borough, it took just three votes for Democrat Andrea Baker to win a seat on council. Others elected were Democrat Bill Henze and Republican Shannon Osborn.

In the townships, three people won with write-in candidacies.

For the tax collector’s job in Oil Creek Township, Ellen Grace Shulin’s 24 votes were enough to win. No one else filed for the four-year spot.

In Clinton Township, Republican Susan Hughes won a supervisor’s post with 52 write-in votes.

In Victory Township, Republican Mark Guth was triumphant for a two-year supervisor’s post. Guth received 27 write-in votes.


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