Gayle Devlin, a teacher in the Hollidaysburg Area School District, was the top vote-getter on both ballots for one of two nominations to represent Jackson Township on the Central Cambria school board.
She captured 393 Democratic votes or 37 percent and 251 Republican votes or 33 percent.
The second nomination on both ballots went to incumbent Patricia Allbaugh with 345 or more than 32 percent of the Democratic vote and 215 votes or 39 percent on the Republican side.
Another incumbent, Thomas Woods, lost his bid to continue to represent Cambria Township on the board.
Top vote-getter for Democratic nod for that seat was Geoffrey Pablic with 501 or 37 percent of the vote. On the Republican side he was second with 151 votes or 32 percent.
Frank Brosius came in second on the Democratic side with 446 votes or nearly 33 percent and was the top vote-getter on the Republican side with 162 votes or nearly 35 percent.
J.T. Bandzuh, a 2010 graduate of Portage Area School District, was the top vote-getter on the Democratic and Republican ballots for that district. He pulled 645 votes or 18 percent on the Democratic side and 187 or 18 percent of the Republican votes.
Voters were to select five candidates on each ballot.
Other top Democratic vote-getters in the district were incumbents Eric Thrower with 557 votes, Kathy Hough with 495 votes and Cindy Brickley with 475 votes.
Incumbent Dennis Squillario and newcomer Tammy Wozniak tied for fifth place on the Democratic side with 387 votes each.
On the Republican side, other top vote-getters were Thrower with 157 votes, Brickley with 149 votes, Hough with 146 votes, and Sharon McCarthy with 119 votes.
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