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Former solicitor earns spot on Latrobe City Council

Jeff Himler
| Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Three Democrats — Jim Kelley, Gerald Baldonieri and Christine Weller — led the race for three seats on Latrobe City council Tuesday, with respective vote shares of about 31 percent, 30.8 percent and 21 percent, with all six precincts reporting.

Republican Ralph Jenko appeared to finish out of the running, with just under 17.5 percent, according to unofficial tallies.

Baldonieri, 63, is finishing his first four-year term on council and serves as deputy mayor. Incumbent Weller, 47, was appointed in September 2016 and has served on the board of the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program — a nonprofit that partners with the city on economic development and beautification efforts.

Kelley, 72, who is winding down his legal practice, served for many years as the city solicitor. Jenko, 67, serves as an appointed member of Latrobe's zoning hearing board.

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