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Results of Mon Valley contested races

| Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 1:41 a.m.

There will be a changing of the guard in New Eagle Borough after current Mayor Glenn Petticord was defeated in the mayoral race and in a bid for a seat on council.

Petticord, a Democrat, lost his bid for re-election as mayor to Charles Fine by 16 votes, 168-152, according to unofficial results by the Washington County Election office.

The mayor received 163 votes in his bid for a council seat. He was defeated by incumbents, Democrat Jack Fine (212), the current council president, and Republicans Archie Caseber (196) and William Sherry (192).

According to unofficial election results, here's a wrap-up of other contested municipal elections in the area:

Allegheny County

Elizabeth

In Elizabeth, Councilwoman V. Ann Malady will have to decide on whether she wants to be the new mayor or continue serving as a councilwoman.

Democrat Malady cruised past incumbent Republican Mayor David G. Householder in the race for the mayor's office. Malady garnered 223 votes to Householder's 78.

In the four-seat council race, Democrat Chad Rager was the top vote-getter with 193 votes. Malady received 140 votes and fellow Democrat Devie J. Rollison received 136 votes. Republican Robin Miller also won a seat on council after receiving 134 votes.

Assuming Malady chooses to become the borough's mayor, council will appoint someone to the seat she would be vacating.

Fayette County•

Newell

In the mayoral race, incumbent Nicki Todaro defeated Republican challenger Domenick Ottoviani Jr. by a margin of 73-46.

Perryopolis

Council will be looking to appoint someone to a seat on borough council. Democrat Paul E. Black won both a four year, and two year seat on council. He defeated Republican Christopher Massey, 166-117, to win the two-year seat. Council will appoint someone to fill the two-year seat.

Joining Black for three other four-year seats are Democrats George Usher, Charles “Bud” Petrosky, and Frank Masney Jr.

Washington County

Nottingham Township

Incumbent Supervisor Peter Marcoline, a Republican, defeated challenger W. Lee Schafer, 378 to 295 in a bid for a seat on the board of supervisors. Union Township

In the race for an open supervisor seat, Republican Charles Trax Jr. defeated Democrat Ed Frye by 534 to 445.

West Pike Run Township

Republican Laura Hough defeated Democrat Walter D. McFann by a 16 vote margin, 164-148, in a bid to become township supervisor.

Westmoreland County

North Belle Vernon

Borough council will have a new member as Democrat Barb Peters won a seat.

She will join incumbents Mark Frederick, Betty Shine-Hill, and Jon Wasicek, who all won their re-election bids.

Councilman John Ross, who was defeated in May's primary election, was defeated in a write-in campaign Tuesday.

Frederick, was appointed in May to fill Mayor Craig Ambrose's seat after he was appointed to the position when Ed Lyons Sr. retired on April 30.

Smithton

Christine Tutena ran unopposed for mayor, but was also elected to a seat on borough council.

It was a sweep for the Democrats in the quest for four seats on borough council.

Bruce Celapino (22.6 percent), Daniel Barthels (22.2 percent), Karen Primm (21.4 percent) and Christine Tutena (19.4 percent) topped Republican candidate, Kala S. Mologne, who only received just over 10 percent of the vote.

Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2667 or jsellew@tribweb.com.

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