Candidate's double win creates school board opening in Riverview
Riverview School District voters made their choices for school directors on Election Day, but it is the board that will make a decision on who will fill a vacant two-year seat in January.
“I think serving a four-year term gives me more time to focus on the learning side of being a school board member versus having to prepare for another election in two years,” said Jeanine Hurt-Robinson. “I'm still in shock. This is amazing.”
Hurt-Robinson, Freda Aughenbaugh, Arlene Loeffler and Lisa Ashbaugh defeated Shane Michael and incumbent John Hackworth in the race for four-year seats. Hurt-Robinson was the lone candidate for the two-year seat she was appointed to when former Director Kelly Jane Walker resigned last year.
The following are the unofficial results of municipal elections in Oakmont:
• Republican Christopher Adam Whaley defeated Democratic challenger Joe McAndrew for mayor. Current Mayor Robert Fescemyer did not seek re-election.
• Incumbent Democrat Patricia Friday retained her seat on council. Democrat Leah Powers and Republicans Justin Lokay and Carrie DelRosso were the top vote-getters among the remaining seven candidates.
• No one was on the ballot for tax collector, but 43 write-in votes were cast. The winner will not be known until ballots are counted.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2367 or email@example.com.