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Ron Echard wins mayor's seat in New Stanton

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 10:00 p.m.

A write-in campaign in the primaries led to victory for Ron Echard, 65, who defeated borough council president Scott Sistek, 58, to become New Stanton's next mayor.

Echard received 57 percent of the vote. Sistek received just under 42 percent.

Echard, a Democrat, ran on the Republican ballot following a successful write-in campaign in the May primaries. He will take over for current mayor Nicholas DeSantis, who did not seek another term.

Echard said he hopes to bring business savvy to the position, working to attract new development in the borough.

The mayor serves a four-year term and is paid $100 a month.

Four hundred and twelve voters cast ballots in New Stanton.

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