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Democrats in close race for Greensburg Council nominations

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:21 a.m.
 

One incumbent and a challenger claimed Republican nominations for Greensburg City Council while three were in a close race for the two Democrat nominations late Tuesday.

The top two vote-getters for each major party advance to the November general election for two council seats.

With 11 of 15 precincts reporting, returns showed incumbent Kathleen McCormick, 59, and newcomer Deb Sompel, 50, taking GOP nominations. Jonathan Vesely, 35; Cynthia Chopich, 55; and Gene James, 68, battled for the two Democrat nominations.

Unofficial returns showed McCormick, who is seeking her second term, with 46 percent of votes, Sompel with 39 percent, and Lisa Marinelli-Metrosky, 44, with 15 percent.

Vesely was leading with 33.9 percent on the Democrat side; Chopich had 33.7 percent; and James, 32.4 percent.

“I'm pleased that voters are giving me the opportunity to run again in the fall,” said McCormick, a retired teacher. “I hope I'll be able to win and serve another four years and accomplish some good things for the city.”

Sompel is a fitness trainer and owns a mobile drug-testing unit. Vesely works for UPS and Chopich works for T.P. Electric. James is retired and is chairman of the SummerSounds concert series.

 

 
 


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