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Republicans take two open seats on Greensburg City Council

Jacob Tierney
| Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Greensburg council candidate Gregory Mertz
Greensburg council candidate Gregory Mertz
Greensburg council candidate Donnie Zappone Jr.
Greensburg council candidate Donnie Zappone Jr.

Republicans have won two seats on the four-member Greensburg City Council, which traditionally has been dominated by Democrats.

Gregory Mertz, 33, and Donnie Zappone Jr., 32, defeated Democrats Kathy Sandorf, 58, and Robert Recklein, 26.

Mertz and Zappone will replace Republican Jeffrey Anzovino and Democrat Jonathan Vesely, councilmen who did not seek an additional term. The positions pay $3,600 annually.

The unofficial results were:

• Zappone with 29 percent of the vote.

• Mertz with 26.7 percent.

• Sandorf with 22.7 percent.

• Recklein with 21.7 percent.

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