Share This Page

Fayette County elects 2 judges, 2 row officers in uncontested races

| Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Two new judges and two new row officers are expected to take office in Fayette County in January as a result of Tuesday's election in which all four candidates ran for their respective offices in uncontested races.

Judicial candidates Linda Cordaro and Joseph George Jr. were the only candidates on the ballot for two seats on the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.

With 50 of 98 precincts reporting on Tuesday, Cordaro, an assistant district attorney, had 51 percent of the vote. George, an attorney who is a district judge in South Union, took 49 percent.

George, 43, of South Union, and Cordaro, 53, of Dunbar Township, were the only candidates on the ballot because they were the top vote-getters for the Democratic and Republican nominations in the primary election. The two defeated three other candidates who were seeking nominations.

The judges-elect are expected to take the bench in January.

The two new row officers are Nancy Wilson of Uniontown as treasurer and Nina Capuzzi Frankhouser of South Union as prothonotary.

The two were the only Democratic candidates on the ballot for their respective offices. Republicans did not field candidates for either office.

Wilson, 65, has worked in the treasurer's office for 33 years.

The position became vacant when longtime Treasurer Robert Danko announced he will retire in December.

Frankhouser, 51, works in the recorder of deeds office. A two-year term for prothonotary opened when incumbent Lance Winterhalter quit in the middle of his term.

Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or lzemba@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.