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Southwest Greensburg voters re-elect Shaun Teacher as mayor

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Shaun Teacher will be Southwest Greenburg's next Mayor
Shaun Teacher will be Southwest Greenburg's next Mayor

An electoral rematch had a repeat result in a tight race in Southwest Greensburg, making Shaun Teacher the borough's next mayor.

Teacher, 38, received 51.36 percent of the vote to defeat borough council President Jeff Tabita, who received 47.67 percent.

Teacher first defeated Tabita in the May Democratic primary, but Tabita received enough write-in votes in the uncontested Republican primary to get on the GOP ballot.

Teacher has been mayor before, serving from 2000-2008.

Teacher will replace Mayor Michael Rossi, who did not seek another term.

The mayor's main responsibility is overseeing the borough police department, which has two full-timer officers and several part-timers. The position pays $1,200 a year.

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