In Hawley Borough, two Democrats, new to elected office, are expect to take seats on Council in January 2014. Meanwhile, three of the incumbent Republican Council members earned new terms. One Republican Councilman, and two Democrats seeking to join Council, were not picked by the majority of voters.
Winning the four-year term on November 5th on Hawley Council were Michele Rojas (R), 106; Ann Monaghan (D), 145 and Rev. Martin Cox (ret.), 134.
Not winning were John "Jack" Robertson (R) who received 102, and Tiffany Rogers (D), who received 86 votes.
Winning the two-year term on Hawley Council were the current Council President Donald Kyzer (R), 116, and the current Council Vice-president Mary Sanders (R), 136.
Jill Carletti (D), who received 102 votes, did not win.
In addition, David Kevin Hawk received a second term as mayor with 197 votes, and Barbara Middaugh received 248 votes for tax collector. Both are Democrats.
Vote counts are considered preliminary until the Election Board in each respective county verifies the votes. That process was to begin November 8th.
The turnout in Hawley was 29.8%, with 233 of 781 registered voters participating. In Hawley, there are 323 registered Republicans and 307 Democrats. Peg Murphy, chairperson of the Hawley Democratic Committee, noted this is a gain from 295 Democrats in the spring. Murphy commented that there is a large segment, 118, registered as "No Affiliation", which was expected to make the difference in the outcome.
Each party had their separate camps under their tents on the Borough Hall lawn, Tuesday. Chairperson Ann Morgan was on duty representing the Republicans, with candidates and other supporters present.
••• Other contest results
• Retention vote for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas: Pike County Judge Joseph F. Kameen was retained with 4,494 "YES" and 1,264 "NO" votes. He won in each of the 18 precincts. The narrowest margin was in Porter Township, with 58 "YES" and 20 "NO".
• Magisterial District Judge 60-3-04: Paul Menditto (R/D) won with 1,182 votes. Lara Anne Dodsworth (LCS) received 960. The District covers Delaware, Lehman and Porter townships. Menditto is currently a Lehman Twp. supervisor.
• Delaware Valley School District, 2-year term- Brian Carso (R/D) won with 1,584. John Jack O'Leary (I) received 1,823.
• East Stroudsburg School District, 4-year term- there were four winners: Gary Summers (R/D), 776; Ryan Stevens (R/D), 701; Joyce A. Billeck (R), 529; Bob Cooke (D), 491. Not winning were Robert A. McLaughlin, Jr. (R), 477 and Bob Gress (D), 451.
• Delaware Township- Mary Lou Corbett (D) won the tax collector race with 561 votes. Dennis Lee (R) received 506.
• Dingman Township- James Leiser (R) won the race for tax collector with 710 votes. Jesse Tashlik (D) received 310.
• Greene Township- In the race for supervisor, 6-year term, incumbent Edward H. Simon (R) won with 214 votes. Gerald Obert (D) received 154.
Page 2 of 2 - • Lackawaxen Township - highlighted in another article, Michael Mancino won the race for supervisor with 459 votes. Write-in candidate Brian Stuart received 320.
• Lehman Township- The race for auditor 6-year term went to George Kelly (R) with 484 votes. Jacquelyn B. Wells (D) received 435.
• Matamoras Borough- Voters picked four from eight candidates for Council. Winning were JoAnn Featherman (R), 288; Joseph Sain (D), 275; Peter Sigreto (R), 271; Kevin M. Rose (R), 264. All but Rose are incumbents.
Not winning were Lynn Moore (R), 256; Richard Gassman (D), 245; Linda O'Donnell (D), 228; Eric Kudrich (D), 220. O'Donnell is an incumbent.
• Westfall Township- Two candidates won the race for supervisor, 6-year term: Lester James Bunchanan (R), 223 and Jerry Dotey (R/D), 211. Not winning was William Jamros (D), 115.
(For results of judge of election, inspector of election and auditor races, call the Wayne County Bureau of Elections at 570-253-3055 ext. 4003.)
• Jury Commissioner: Judith M. Romich (R) won, with 4,168 votes. Patricia Biondo (D) received 2,110.
• Western Wayne School District, Region #1- Winning were Andrew J. Gaudenzi (R), 404 and Donald H. McDonough (R/D), 345. Not winning was James Salak (D), 300.
• Forest City Regional School District- Linda Zefran (R) won with 119 votes. Mary Costanzo (D) received 88.
• Berlin Township- Charles Gries Jr. (D) won with 241; Steven Propst (R) received 208.
For tax collector, Brandy R. Freiermuth (D) won with 224; Linda Kelly (R) had 221.
• Clinton Township - Ken Coles (R) won the race for supervisor with 294; Robert H. Christman received 138.
•- Hawley Borough - See above.
• Lake Township- For the 6-year term for supervisor, Scottie Swingle (R) won with 471; Jerry Tregaskis (D) received 203. In the 2-year term for supervisor, Timothy Jaggars (R) won with 450; Joseph Gwozdziewycz (D) received 230.
• Lehigh Township- In the supervisor race, Protus E. Phillip (R) won with 246; David J. Borta (D) received 225.
In the tax collector race, Eileen Kohn (D) won with 332l Diane Major (R) received 134.
• Mount Pleasant Township- Albert Wildenstein (R) won the supervisor race with 181; Jim Knapp (D) received 119.
• Texas Township- Richard Southerton (D), has resigned as supervisor in favor of the position of Honesdale Police Commissioner, but too late to have his name removed from the Texas Township ballot. He nonetheless received 76 votes for 6-year term and 79 votes for 2-year term. Alan Wickle (R) won the 6-year spot with 214; Paul Sprague (R) won the 2-year term with 203 votes.
For more information visit the respective Bureau of Election web sites: Wayne County, www.co.wayne.pa.us and Pike County, www.pikepa.org.