Incumbents retain Penn Hills council seats
Penn Hills Municipal Council incumbent candidates Sara Kuhn and J-Lavon Kincaid, both Democrats, held onto their seats in Tuesday's election.
Kuhn, who also serves as deputy mayor, had 31 percent of the vote. Kincaid had 29 percent, with all 50 precincts reporting.
The remaining votes were split between Republican challengers Brent Rambo (19 percent) and Linda Rupert (21 percent).
The challengers' showing is the best a pair of Republican council candidates has done since 2009, when James McCollum and Lawrence Paladin Jr. took 23 and 20 percent of the vote in a race against Kincaid and Kuhn.
Kincaid said he was “honored and humbled” to have been reelected.
“It's an honor to serve with the mayor and current council, and to have the support of the committee-people who work so hard for our election,” Kincaid said.
“In the next four years we'll continue more of the same in terms of good government,” he added. “Keeping the budget balanced, which we've been able to do; having accountability on behalf of taxpayers' dollars, and also to keep taxes down, which we've managed to do.”
In total, 5,064 votes were cast at the 50 precincts in Penn Hills.
All results are unofficial until certified by the Allegheny County Division of Elections.
Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or email@example.com.
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