When you look at election results from Tuesday’s primary, you are in for no big surprises for Pine and Richland races.
The big question is: Who won the write-in campaigns for three seats on the Pine-Richland School Board. Those results were not available Tuesday night.
The supervisors’ races for both townships were fairly predictable because the incumbents were running unopposed on the Republican ballot.
The only candidate to run on the Democratic ticket is Jeff Sarabok, who is making a run for the Richland supervisors’ at-large seat in the fall against Supervisors Chairman Herbert Dankmyer.
The Pine-Richland School Board has five seats open, but only two people’s names were on the ballot – incumbents Kevin Nigh and Therese Dawson. They cross-filed as Republicans and Democrats and won handily on both.
The other three seats came down to write-in votes.
Christine Misback and Peter Lyons asked for write-in votes for the Region 2 seat that represents parts of Pine and Richland townships.
Laura Ohlund, Ginny Goebel and Robert Wiskemann campaigned for the two Region 3 seats on the school board that represent Richland.
Incumbent William K. Wagner, who crossfiled to appear on the Republican and Democrat ballots, won the three-way race for the magistrate’s seat for District 05-02-12.
The magisterial district will include Pine Township starting in January. A reorganization plan for magisterial judges was implemented because of the planned resignation of Judge Regis Welsh, whose office now handles cases from Pine, Richand and Hampton.
Here are the unofficial election results for races affecting Pine and Richland townships -- for both boards of supervisors, the Pine-Richland School Board, and the magisterial district judge's seat.
The results will become official after the Allegheny County Board of Elections certifies them.
For Pine's Board of Supervisors [three seats open]
(WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED 100%)
Philip D. Henry 326 votes 32.76%
Frank J. Spagnolo 338 votes 33.97%
Ted Owen 318 votes 31.96%
WRITE-IN 13 votes 1.31%
WRITE-IN 36 votes 100%
Supervisor At-Large RICHLAND [one seat]
(WITH 8 OF 8 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Herbert C. Dankmyer 541 votes 99.08%
WRITE-IN 5 .92%
Jeffrey Thomas Sarabok 378 votes 95.94%
WRITE-IN 16 votes 4.06%
Supervisor RICHLAND SUPERVISOR [one seat]
[WITH 2 OF 2 PRECINCTS COUNTED]
Raymond P. Kendrick 110 votes 99.10%
WRITE-IN 1 vote .90%
WRITE-IN 11 votes 100%
Supervisor RICHLAND SUPERVISOR 3 [one seat]
(WITH 2 OF 2 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
George P. Allen 70 votes 98.59%
WRITE-IN 1 vote 1.41%
WRITE-IN 8 votes 100%
For Pine-Richland School Board Director -- Region 1 [two seats open]
(WITH 5 OF 5 PRECINCTS COUNTED 100%)
Kevin Nigh 218 votes 49.21%
Therese M. Dawson 204 votes 46.05%
WRITE-IN 21 votes 4.74%
Therese M. Dawson 130 votes 48.87%
Kevin Nigh 127 votes 47.74%
WRITE-IN 9 votes 3.38%
Pine-Richland School District Director – Region 2 [one seat]
(WITH 7 OF 7 PRECINCTS COUNTED 100%)
WRITE-IN 237 votes 100%
WRITE-IN 150 votes 100%
Pine-Richland School District Director –Region 3 [two seats]
(WITH 4 OF 4 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
WRITE-IN 480 votes 100%
WRITE-IN 298 votes 100%
Magisterial District Judge 05-02-12 [one seat open]
(WITH 36 OF 36 PRECINCTS COUNTED 100%)
Tom Shaheen 1,088 votes 32.65%
William K. Wagner 1,665 votes 53.94%
Angel L. Revelant 409 votes 13.25%
WRITE-IN 5 votes .16%
William K. Wagner 1,150 votes 53.84%
Tom Shaheen 545 votes 25.51%
Angel L. Revelant 436 votes 20.41%
WRITE-IN 5 votes .23%