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

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By Liz Zemba

Published: 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.

 

 

 
 


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