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May 22, 2013

Familiar faces in Richland

3 incumbents, 1 newcomer win nominations for board

JOHNSTOWN — Three incumbent Richland Township school board members and a newcomer won nominations for four slots on both primary ballots Tuesday, virtually eliminating a ballot contest in the November election.

Tim Warshel was all but assured of a fifth term and Kathy Glattke will be returned for a third term. Newly appointed board member Sean O’Dowd is moving toward his first full term. They will be joined by newcomer John Lumley.

Glattke led all candidates with 559 votes on the Democratic ballot, followed by  Warshel with 465, Lumley with 428 and O’Dowd with 416.

The winners were the same on the Republican side, but in a slightly different order. Warshel led the pack with 506 votes, followed closely by Lumley with 500, Glattke with 559 and O’Dowd with 435.

The results put the four in line to be the only ballot candidates for four seats in the fall election.

Finishing out of the money were incumbent Harry J. Graham, with 289 Republican votes and 263 Democratic votes. Also former board member Edward J. Pruchnic, 353 and 385; retired Air Force Col. Robert Mahood, 389 and 323; Johnstown police Capt. Andrew Frear, 352 and 349; and Carol Wright-Burkett, 204 and 208.

Warshel also won both nominations to a two-year term created by the resignation last year of board member William Smith, defeating Pruchnic and Mahood on both ballots.

O’Dowd, 45, was appointed in January to fill Smith’s board position through this year.

The return of three out of four incumbents may indicate that voters are largely satisfied with the board’s performance, O’Dowd said.

“It sounds like they were interested in refreshing some board members,” O’Dowd said. “I am humbled to be part of that.”

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