In NWPA, local races dominated election

Submitted Wed, 11/06/2013 - 7:43am by Andy Alm

MEADVILLE – Longtime Meadville City Councilwoman Nancy Mangilo Bittner is the odd woman out in a three way contest last night.  The Republican Bittner was ousted by Democratic incumbent Leroy Stearns, who will be keeping his seat, and Democratic challenger Sean Donahue.  Donahue is an owner of Fibro Tool and Gauge in Meadville.  The loss of Bittner means Meadville will have an entirely Democrat council. 

Meanwhile in Oil City, Republican Isaiah Dunham and democrat Michael Poff Junior beat out Republican candidate Sandra Francis in a three way tie.

In Franklin, Daniel Weiland, a Democrat challenger, was the odd man out to Republican incumbents Donna Fletcher, Garnet Wood, and Samuel Lyons.

Titusville City Council was an uncontested race… Incumbent Don Frazier ran unopposed as did Jeff Thomas who will be filling the seat to be vacated by Jay Reese.

School board results in Crawford County last night included the defeat of longtime board member Dr. Carol Bocan in Conneaut School District.  She lost out in a three way race between Dorothy Luckock and challenger John Burnham. 

Crawford Central School Board saw Republican Glenn Tuttle beating out Democrat Herbert Riede for the spot vacated by Kevin Maziarz.

The new District Attorney in Venango County will be Shawn White.  The Franklin lawyer crushed Democrat challenger James Carbone by a margin of over 4-thousand votes. 

And in Erie, Democrat Kathy Dahlkempter makes a political comeback, sweeping Republican Don Tucci in the race for Erie County Executive.

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