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Newcomers capture seats on Gateway School Board

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Three newcomers and one incumbent won seats on the nine-person Gateway School Board on Tuesday.

Five candidates vied for four seats.

School board seats are four-year terms.

Newcomers Stephanie Byrne, 29, Chad Stubenbort, 24, and Neal Nola, 50, had all but guaranteed their spots on the board after winning spots on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in the May primary.

Byrne is the mother of a Gateway elementary student and a future Gateway student.

She recently called for the consolidation of school buildings, which would return fifth-graders to the elementary schools.

Stubenbort is a 2007 Gateway graduate and the recently appointed chairman of the Monroeville Republican Committee.

Democratic incumbent Scott Williams — who has served on the school board since 2001 — beat out newcomer George Lapcevich for the final seat on the board.

With all 28 precincts reporting, Williams captured 18 percent of the vote to 15.5 percent for Lapcevich.

Results are unofficial until certified by the Allegheny County Board of Elections.

Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or




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