POTTER COUNTY — The votes for township supervisor, borough council and school boards are now official, though some write-ins are still being counted for various races, Sandy Lewis, director of elections, said. Below are a few results from various areas around the county.
In a tight race for Roulette Township supervisor, Merle Morey (R) received 62 votes and will appear on the ballot in November. Morey narrowly beat out Nita Spencer and Perry Hooftallen who both received 60 votes. James Ostrom, current supervisor, received 40 votes.
Harrison Township had many people running for township supervisor. Marlin Cady (R, 56 votes) and Richard Hess (D, 18) will be on the ballot in November for a six-year term. Richard Potter (R, 96 votes) will be on the ballot for a four-year term. Berwyn Calcote will be on the ballot for a two-year term.
Voters in Coudersport Borough Ward One could vote for two candidates for borough council. George Hults (R, 101 votes) and Todd Husson (R, 110 votes) will appear on the ballot in November.
Voters in Ward Two have one candidate. Brian Ruane (R, 151 votes) will be on the November ballot. There were no Democrat candidates for either ward.
In the Coudersport School Board race, voters in Region One could vote for one candidate for a four-year term. Voters in Regions Two and Three could vote for two candidates for a four-year term.
Connie Kallerson (R) received the nomination for Region One.
In Region Two, Micki Brown and Rebecca Ross cross-filed and received nominations from both Democrats and Republicans on the ballot.
In Region Three, Jennifer Chambers is the Republican candidate; there is no nomination for the second position.
Voters in the Austin Borough could vote for four candidates for borough council. Republican Joseph Pennypacker (50 votes) and Democrats Scott Hostetlor (31 votes) and Amanda Cumrine (25 votes) will appear on the ballot.
In the Austin School Board race, voters could vote for two candidates. In Region Two, Jerry Sasala (R, 60 votes) will appear on the ballot for a two-year term. There were not enough votes for a four-year term candidate. In Region Three, Darwin Reese (R, 54 votes) will be on the ballot for a four-year term. Reese cross-filed, but did not receive enough votes to appear as a Democrat.
For Galeton Borough Council, voters in Ward Two could vote for two candidates. Doug Droppa (D, 23 votes) and Denise Dean (D, 21 votes) will be on the November ballot. No one ran for Ward 1.
No one was on the ballot for Genesee Township supervisor. Candidates appearing on the ballot in November won’t be determined until a more in-depth review of the write-ins takes place.
For more information about a specific race, call the county’s department of elections at 814-274-8467.