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Unofficial Results Of Primary Elections In Centre County: SC Mayor, SCASD Board, SC Borough Council

Centre County introduced new ES&S voting machines in the primary on May 21, 2019.
Min Xian
Unofficial results of primary elections on Tuesday have been partially reported.

As of 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, with all precincts partially reporting, unofficial results of the primary elections show Ezra Nanes leading Jim Leous by a two-to-one margin in the Democratic nomination for State College mayor. There is no Republican on the ballot for the seat. Any write-in candidates will take some time to be counted. 

Among the seven cross-filed candidates running for the State College Area School District Board of Directors, it appears Peter Buck, Carline Crevecoeur, Deborah Anderson, Jackie Huff, Michelle Glenn Young, and David Hutchinson will be on the November ballot competing for four spots.

Democrats Gopal Balachandran and Divine Lipscomb are leading in the primary for the State College Borough Council. The competition for the third slot is very close between Richard Biever and Katherine Yeaple, though Biever is ahead. Jacob Werner won the Republican nomination as the sole candidate on that ballot. Write-ins could again play a role. 

Incumbent Lisa Strickland and newcomer Tierra Williams have won the Democratic nominations for the two at-large seats on Ferguson Township’s Board of Supervisors. They will face Republican nominees Jeremie Thompson and Patti Higgins in November.

In the only contested county-wide primary race in Centre County, Laura Shadle is far ahead of her competitor for the Democratic nomination for jury commissioner. 

Despite several incidents of error statewide, Pennsylvania Department of State said Tuesday's elections went smoothly. Acting Secretary Degraffenreid said she expects that counties will have the overwhelming majority of all ballots counted within a few days.


Min Xian reported at WPSU from 2016-2022.
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