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Candidate's double win creates school board opening in Riverview

Michael DiVittorio
| Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Oakmont sign in front of the borough's municipal building.
Oakmont sign in front of the borough's municipal building.
Carrie DelRosso
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Carrie DelRosso
Patricia Friday
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Patricia Friday
Leah Powers
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Leah Powers
Lisa Ashbaugh
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Lisa Ashbaugh
Freda Aughenbaugh
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Freda Aughenbaugh
Jeanine Hurt-Robinson
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Jeanine Hurt-Robinson
Arlene Loeffler
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Arlene Loeffler

Riverview School District voters made their choices for school directors on Election Day, but it is the board that will make a decision on who will fill a vacant two-year seat in January.

“I think serving a four-year term gives me more time to focus on the learning side of being a school board member versus having to prepare for another election in two years,” said Jeanine Hurt-Robinson. “I'm still in shock. This is amazing.”

Hurt-Robinson, Freda Aughenbaugh, Arlene Loeffler and Lisa Ashbaugh defeated Shane Michael and incumbent John Hackworth in the race for four-year seats. Hurt-Robinson was the lone candidate for the two-year seat she was appointed to when former Director Kelly Jane Walker resigned last year.

Municipal elections

The following are the unofficial results of municipal elections in Oakmont:

• Republican Christopher Adam Whaley defeated Democratic challenger Joe McAndrew for mayor. Current Mayor Robert Fescemyer did not seek re-election.

• Incumbent Democrat Patricia Friday retained her seat on council. Democrat Leah Powers and Republicans Justin Lokay and Carrie DelRosso were the top vote-getters among the remaining seven candidates.

• No one was on the ballot for tax collector, but 43 write-in votes were cast. The winner will not be known until ballots are counted.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2367 or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

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