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One incumbent returns to Jeannette council, second ousted

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Nancy Peters will retire as the city's recreation director at the end of this year.
Margie Stanislaw | The Jeannette Spirit
Nancy Peters will retire as the city's recreation director at the end of this year.
Chuck Highlands is a longtime Jeannette resident, former councilman and current member of the redevelopment authority.
Margie Stanislaw | The Jeannette Spirit
Chuck Highlands is a longtime Jeannette resident, former councilman and current member of the redevelopment authority. Margie Stanislaw | The Jeannette Spirit

One incumbent will return to Jeannette City Council, while a second was ousted Tuesday, according to unofficial election returns.

Republican Chuck Highlands, 77, was elected to a four-year term. He was appointed to the seat in January 2016. He received 28 percent of the vote Tuesday.“I'm very proud and very pleased and very happy and look forward to keep the city moving in the direction I think it's been going in the last four years,” Highlands said.

His fellow Republican incumbent, Gabriel Homan, 43, lost his seat to Nancy Peters, 70, a Democrat, according to unofficial returns.

Peters, retired recreation commission director, got 25 percent of the vote while Homan trailed with 24 percent.

Retired city clerk Ronald Dinsmore, 75, a Democrat who previously served a partial term on council, came in last in the voting with 23 percent of the vote.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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