Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Vote 17: The Numbers
Talerico faces Mark Powell in November. It should be an interesting race.
Janine Edwards, Wayne County's District Attorney won both the Republican and Democratic nominations for judge, again, proving that incumbency can be powerful. People like law and order. A county's top law enforcement officer running for judge can be tough to beat. The same goes for Eric Linhardt in Lycoming County.
It appears big city candidates did well in races for seats on the state's appellate courts. That's unfair in one respect. Some very good legal minds, who live outside of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, often get left in the dust. Electing judges is a good thing. There is some accountability. Maybe the state should be divided into districts.
It looks like Tim Buege edged out Pat Loughney for the Democratic nomination for Dunmore Mayor. Loughney has been in the post for a very, very long time. Voters apparently wanted change, and an old controversy over a DUI checkpoint didn't help. The margin was razor thin. There will be a recount.
Other than that, it was a slow night. Turnout was light. That's always disappointing. I do understand it. There were so many uncontested races.
I hope you voted. I met some very nice and caring people at the polls yesterday. Let's do it again in November.
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