Election Day: Results from Bridgeville, Carnegie, Heidelberg areas
Here is a look at election results across the Chariters Valley communities.
Unofficial results from the Allegheny County Elections Division are posted below. Results are unofficial until verified by elections division officials.
Betty Copeland, 83, appears to have ousted incumbent Pasquale DeBlasio for mayor.
Copeland received 512 votes to DeBlasio's 484, according to unofficial county elections results.
In an interview before the May primary with The Signal Item, Copeland, who will oversee the borough's police department as mayor, said she wanted to follow her late husband's public service footsteps.
“My husband always said this town has always been good to us,” she said.
Like her husband, Copeland spent many years volunteering for various organizations, including Friends of the Bridgeville Library, St. Clair Hospital, Bridgeville Area Historical Society and 30 years with Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind, among others.
Copeland said borough leaders and citizens need to work together to fix problems in Bridgeville, such as traffic, and attract business.
She said others in the borough have asked her to lead the way.
“I am going to be a goodwill ambassador for Bridgeville,” she said in a previous interview with The Signal Item.
Council (vote for 4)
William Henderson: 544
Virginia Bott Schneider: 461
Bruce G. Ghelarducci: 454
Joseph P. Verducci: 447
Deborah G. Colosimo: 428
Bert Cherry: 426
Jennifer Rennie: 412
Lin St. Clair: 361
Council (vote for 1)
Nino Petrocelli: 537
Bob Fryer: 405
Stacie Riley became Carnegie's first female mayor Tuesday night in an uncontested race.
Riley, 36, received 790 votes.
In a previous interview with The Signal Item, Riley, said she's running for mayor because she's “crazy about Carnegie” and wants to keep the borough in growth mode. She currently is a Ward 2 borough council member and serves on council's community development and code enforcement committee.
Council, Ward 2 (vote for 2)
Regina Popichak: 212
Emmett Freshwater: 158
Sasha M. Drew: 142
Council, Ward 1 (vote for 1)
Phil Boyd: 425
Council (vote for 3)
Edward M. White: 168
John G. Duda: 135
Sharon Wicobroda: 126
Joseph Wissel Jr.: 121
Will Zatolochenko Sr.: 81
Kenneth LaSota: 205
Four people are running for four open seats to Carlynton school board.
Candidates, all of whom are cross-filed, are: LeeAnne Mitchell O'Brien, Christine Simcic, Joseph C. Appel and Caleb Richardson.
Four people are running for four open seats to Chartiers Valley school board.
Candidates, all of whom are cross-filed, are: Julie S. Murphy, Anthony J. Mazzarini Jr., Brian Kopec and Eric Mark Kraemer.