Dems Win State College Mayor And Borough Council Seats, Centre County Court Of Common Pleas

Nov 8, 2017

State College's newly elected mayor, Don Hahn.

In unofficial election results, Democratic candidate Don Hahn has won the State College mayor’s race with 54 percent of the vote. Michael Black ran on the Republican ticket, but he’s actually a Democrat as well. He got 33 percent of the vote. Ron Madrid, running as an Independent got 13 percent of the vote.

For judge of the court of common pleas in Centre County, Democrat Brian Marshall won with 54 percent of the vote over Republican Ron McGlaughlin.

Also on that court, Judge Pamela Ruest received a “yes” vote for retention with 80 percent “yes” votes.

For the State College Borough Council, the winners were Evan Myers, Theresa Lafer and Dan Murphy.

For the Altoona City Council, winners were Bruce Kelley, Matt Cacciotti, David Butterbaugh Jr and Christie Jordan.

In the Houtzdale-based district magistrate race, Republican James Glass beat out Democrat Jeff Peachman with 58 percent of the vote. Current District Judge James Hawkins is set to retire at the end of his term this year.