Brenner takes primaries

By on May 22, 2013



, Staff Writer

Though turn out at the polls was at a record low on Tuesday, the republicans took the elections during Cocalico’s primaries.

Richard Brenner won the republican seat on Cocalico’s contested school board elections. Brenner was running against Todd Stewart, who cross-filed on the republican and democrat tickets. Brenner joins incumbents Douglas Graybill, John Lorah and Michael Messner.

Brenner was raised in Denver and is a Cocalico graduate. He works for Susquehanna Bank Shares and is enthusiastic to serve his children’s school district and his community.

Republican Dean Johnson will replace David Buckwalter in Adamstown. Randy Good, David Matz and Benjamin Zenter will all return to borough council.

Rodney Redcay will fill Adam’s Webber seat as mayor. Redcay is the executive director of REAL Youth Ministry, a non-profit youth ministry. Redcay is looking forward to serving his community as mayor.

"I value the rich history we have here in Denver," said Redcay. "I love to serve others and I care about community. I feel that the leader of the community should be the greatest servant of all. And it would be my honor to serve this great borough as it’s mayor."

Redcay would like to see neighboring municipalities cooperate to find ways to save money and improve the school districts. He would also like to see all the empty commercial and industrial buildings filled and operating again.

Christopher Flory was voted to council and Blake Daub will fill a two-year seat.

Residents stepped inside the voting booth Tuesday, here’s a list of the results:

Judge of Superior Court


Vic Stabile

Judge of Court of Common Pleas


Merrill Spahn, Jr.


Merrill Spahn, Jr.

Adamstown Mayor


Mayor Dean M. Johnson

Adamstown Borough Council


Randy Good

David Matz

Benjamin Ray Zentner

Denver Mayor


Rodney Redcay

Denver Borough Council


Christopher Flory

Blake S. Daub for a two-year term

Tax Collector


Brian Weaver

School Board


Douglas Graybill

John Lorah

Michael Messner

Richard Brenner


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