South Hills voters choose candidates for November race
Voters across the South Hills decided who they want to see on their party ballot in the November election for school board and council seats.
All results are unofficial and do not include write-in totals, which have not yet been finalized.
Newcomers Denise Maiden and Patty Boyer and incumbent James Behers beat out Erin Brown for the Democratic party nomination for three, four-year seats on borough council.
Maiden received 29.08 % of the vote (1,223 votes); Boyer, 27.42 % (1,153 votes), Behers, 26.35 % (1,108 votes) and Brown, 16.72 % (703 votes).
Rebecca A. Conley was the lone candidate on the Republican ticket and received a party nomination for one of three, four-year seats on borough council, with 370 votes.
John N. Allen was the lone candidate on the Republican ballot, seeking one of three, four-year seats on the board of commissioners. He received the party nomination with 35 votes. There were 13 wrote-ins for the Republican nomination.
No one sought the Democratic party nomination.
Incumbents Pat Carnevale, Richard Schubert and Harold M. Smith, Jr. bested newcomer Mark W. Wroblewski for the Democratic party nomination for three, four-year seats on borough council.
Carnevale received 27.18 % of the vote (383 votes); Schubert, 25.69 % (362 votes); Smith, 23.56 % (332 votes) and Wroblewski, 22.57 % (318 votes).
No one sought the Republican party nomination.
The candidate poll of eight has been narrowed down to six in the race to secure one of three, four-year seats on Jefferson Hills council. All candidates are newcomers to the field.
On the Democratic ticket, Karen Bucy, Nicole Ruscitto and Keith Reynolds secured the three party nominations, beating out William Potts, to appear on the November ballot.
Bucy received 30.24 % of the vote (576 votes); Ruscitto, 29.08 % (554 votes); Reynolds, 23.73 % (452 votes); and Potts, 15.7 % (299 votes).
On the Republican ticket, it was a close race. Melissa Girman-Steffey was the top vote-getter with 26.23 % of the votes (362 votes), followed by James D. Kingsley with 19.86 % (274 votes); Michael Lewis with 19.64 % (271 votes) and Joseph Leo Lynch with 19.35 % (267 votes).
The top three will secure the party nomination.
Daniel Soltesz and Justin Horvat received Democratic party nominations for one of three open, four-year seats on borough council.
Soltesz received 45.87 % of the vote (417 votes) and Horvat received 43.34 % (394 votes).
On the Republican ticket, Andy Codelka and Gregory P. Smith received party nominations to appear on the November ballot for the open seats. Codelka received 42.86 % of the vote (249 votes) and Smith 38.38 % (223 votes).
Matthew C. Miceli was the lone candidate seeking a Democratic party nomination for one open two-year seat on borough council. He received the party nomination with 473 votes.
Eileen Solinas was the only candidate on the Republican ticket seeking the party nomination, which she received with 230 votes.
Glenn P. Nagy and Philip J. Lahr received the Democratic party nomination for one of three open, four-year seats on borough council.
Nagy received 49.34 % of the vote (968 votes) and Lahr received 43.53 % (854 votes).
On the Republican ticket, Robert McKown, Harold A. Plusa and Chris A. Mooney received party nominations to appear on the November ballot for the open seats.
McKown received 37.3 % of the vote (464 votes); Plusa, 29.90 % (372 votes) and Mooney, 29.74 % (370 votes).
Baldwin-Whitehall School Board
Incumbents appear to have won the majority of the party nominations for Baldwin-Whitehall School Board, where the field was fiercely competitive.
Out of 11 candidates on the Democratic ticket, the top five received the party nomination to move on to the November ballot.
Peter D. Giglione, Janice Tarson, Anthony DiCesaro, Daniel Knezevich and Robert Achtzehn were the top vote-getters on the Democratic slate, beating out Mike J. Sharp, Jennifer Rosing Cochran, Stacy Lynn Bradley, Kathleen Cusick Fenlock, Danielle Rebecca Hillgartner and Andrea Casciato Hulsman for the party nominations.
Giglione received 11.91 % of the vote (1,634 votes); Tarson, 11.72 % (1,608 votes); DiCesaro, 11.59 % (1,590 votes); Knezevich, 10.62 % (1,456 votes); Achtzehn, 8.38 % (1,149 votes); Sharp, 8.19 % (1,124 votes); Cochran, 7.87 % (1,079 votes); Bradley, 7.83 % (1,074 votes); Fenlock, 7.47 % (1,024 votes); Hillgartner, 7.29 % (1,000 votes); and Hulsman, 6.61 % (907 votes).
On the Republican slate, Knezevich, DiCesaro, Giglione, Tarson and Hulsman were the top vote-getters. However, a write-in candidate could potentially fill the fifth spot, based on vote totals.
Knezevich received 14.48 % of the vote, (750 votes); DiCesaro, 14.08 % (729 votes); Giglione, 14.02 % (726 votes); Tarson, 12.03 % (623 votes); and Hulsman, 7.2 % (373 votes). The were 617 write-in votes. Other vote totals included: Bradley, who received 6.91 % of the vote (358 votes); Cochran, 6.7 % (347 votes); Hillgartner, 6.7 % (347 votes) and Fenlock, 5.97 % (309 votes).
Brentwood Borough School Board
There was no contest for the five open, four-year seats on Brentwood Borough School Board, with five candidates cross-filing for both the Democratic and Republican party nominations.
On the Democratic ticket, Robert F. Kircher Jr. received 20.65 % of the vote (411 votes); Amy L. Hayden, 21.81 % (434 votes); Roger E. Gaughan, 19.55 % (389 votes); David P. Schaap, 18.89 % (376 votes); and Richard H. Briner, 18.59 % (370 votes).
On the Republican ticket, Kircher received 21.28 % of the vote (153 votes); Gaughan, 20.31 % (146 votes) Schaap, 18.78 % (135 votes); Hayden, 18.64 % (134 votes); and Briner, 18.08 % (130 votes).
West Jefferson Hills School Board
There was no contest for five open, four-year seats on the West Jefferson Hills School Board, with five candidates cross-filing for both the Democratic and Republican party nominations.
On the Democratic ticket, Jill Achtzehn Bertini received 21.11 % of the vote (973 votes); Suzanne Downer, 20.85 % (961 votes); Denise Kahler, 19.83 % (914 votes); David Dominick, 19.38 % (893 votes) and Brian Fernandes, 18.49 % (852 votes).
On the Republican ticket, Bertini received 20.39 % of the vote (599 votes); Dominick, 20.74 % (609 votes); Downer, 19.88 % (584 votes); Kahler, 19.14 % (562 votes); and Fernandes, 19.10 % (561 votes).