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Some new faces elected to Pine-Richland School Board

| Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Ben Campbell
Age 37
Region 1
Ben Campbell Age 37 Region 1
Robert Pavlecic
Robert Pavlecic
Carla Meyer
Age 42
Region 3
Carla Meyer Age 42 Region 3

The Pine-Richland School Board will welcome several new directors following the fall general election.

In Region 1, Democrat Ben Campbell defeated Republican challenger Ryan Colombo in an extremely close race, 633-612, for the seat currently filled by Therese Dawson.

Campbell, 37, lives in Wexford with his wife and two young daughters and teaches engineering at Robert Morris University. According to his website, his goals for serving on the school board include working with the administrators, teachers, students and the community to solve problems facing the district and attempt to proactively prevent conflicts, managing a fiscally responsible district, expanding mental health awareness and training, and supporting a well-rounded curriculum beyond standardized testing.

In Region 2, two nominees were selected as Democrat/Republican Christine Misback (836) and Republican Matthew Moye (670) ran in uncontested races.

Neither school board President Dr. Jeffrey Banyas nor Treasurer Dennis Sundo sought re-election in Region 2.

In Region 3, Democrat Robert Pavlecic defeated incumbent Steven Stegman, 652-560, for a four-year term, while Democrat/Republican Carla Meyer defeated Independent incumbent Holly Johnston, 787-394, for a two-year term.

Pavlecic, 60, works in the behavioral health field and has a master's degrees in both elementary education and community mental health. He's also worked as a school-based liaison and as a substitute teacher for three years.

Meyer, 42, is an education professor at Duquesne University who has two children in the Pine-Richland School District. She earned her Ph.D. in education from the University of Delaware and has also worked in the reading education and special education department at Appalachian State University, and taught English, language arts, reading and literacy in Pennsylvania and Maryland public schools.

Richland Township Supervisors

In Richland Township, incumbent John Marshall, a Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Rachel Nolan, 278-197 for the Region 1 supervisor's seat, while Republican Barton Miller was running unopposed to retain his seat.

Pine Township Supervisors

In Pine Township, Republicans Michael Dennehy and Edward Holcroft were uncontested in the supervisor's race.

Karen Price is a Tribune-Review contributor.

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