Primary 2013: Erosenko vs. Erb in general election for Monroeville mayor
Monroeville Mayor Greg Erosenko will face off against Councilman Bernhard Erb in the November general election, after both earned their party's nomination on Tuesday.
Erosenko, a Democrat, received 1,990 votes in the primary on Tuesday, while Democratic challenger Janice Olsweski received 1,067 votes.
Erb was the only Republican on the ballot and received 722 votes.
There were 530 write-in votes cast on the Republican ballot.
All results are unofficial until certified by the Allegheny County Division of Elections.
Erb said that if elected as mayor he would push for Marcellus shale gas drilling in Monroeville to generate more revenue.
“It definitely is one of the things I think we need to look at,” Erb said after Tuesday night's primary victory.
“Obviously, it's going to be council's decision whether or not we do it.”
Erosenko and Erb have debated the continued funding of the Monroeville Dispatch Center.
Erb — who argued that it would save hundreds of thousands of dollars and at least maintain the same level of service — voted unsuccessfully as a councilman to close the dispatch center and transfer services to Allegheny County.
Erosenko has voiced his support to maintain funding for all services provided by the municipality, which he has said are better than what an agency outside of Monroeville can offer.
He has said that if re-elected, he would focus on improving elected officials' relationship with residents and the business community.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or email@example.com.