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Vesely, McCormick win spots on Greensburg council over Sompel, James

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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Democrats barely held onto control of Greensburg government in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial returns.

Democrat Jonathan Vesely, 35, captured 24.49 percent of votes to edge Republican challenger Deb Sompel, 50, who took 24.32 percent, for one of two open spots on council.

Incumbent Republican Kathleen McCormick, 59, retained her seat, finishing as the top vote-getter with 27.73 percent of the vote with all 15 precincts reporting.

Democrat Gene James, 68, finished fourth with 23.35 percent.

The outcome gives Democrats three members on the five-member council.

“I'm excited about the outcome,” Vesely said. “I'm looking forward to getting to work immediately.”

Vesely works for United Parcel Service. His father-in-law is Ken Burkley, former Westmoreland County Democratic Committee chairman.

“I'm very thankful and very happy to continue to serve Greensburg,” McCormick said. “I love the city, and I love the people.”

McCormick, a retired teacher, will begin her second term. She was unsuccessful in her last election bid, defeated by Ron Silvis for mayor.

 

 
 


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