Casting their vote Fee will take over for Creighton

By on November 7, 2012



Local residents check out an information table and socialize with their neighbors prior to casting their vote at Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church in Reamstown during Election Day on Tuesday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

The following are election results from the Cocalico School District: President

of the U.S.

Democrat

* Barack Obama – 2673

Republican

Mitt Romney – 6337

Libertarian

Gary Johnson – 114

Green

Jill Stein – 28

U.S. Senator

Democrat

* Bob Casey Jr. – 2767

Republican

Tom Smith – 6194

Libertarian

Rayburn Smith – 193

Attorney General

Democrat

* Kathleen Kane – 3105

Republican

David Freed – 5752

Libertarian

Marakay Rogers – 223

Auditor General

Democrat

* Eugene DePasquale – 2283

Republican

John Maher – 6339

Libertarian

Betsy Summers – 488

State Treasurer

Democrat

* Robert McCord – 2521

Republican

Diana Irey Vaughan – 6034

Libertarian

Patricia Fryman – 413

Representative in

Congress District 16

Democrat

Aryanna Strader – 2156

Republican

* Joseph Pitts – 6471

Independent

John Murphy – 364

Bednarski for Congress

James Bednarski – 102

Representative in the

General Assembly District 37

Democrat

Russell Stahley – 2544

Republican

* Mindy Fee – 6455

* Overall Winner In the lone contested local race for Cocalico School District voters, Republican Mindy Fee was elected to take over the 37th District seat in the State House of Representatives.

Rep. Tom Creighton decided against running for reelection earlier this year, opening the door for a General Election race between Fee and Democrat Russell Stahley, both residents of Manheim.

Cocalico voters put their overwhelming support behind Fee — 6,455 votes to Stahley’s 2,544.

Creighton will finish out his last term and Fee will take over in January.

Of course, the presidential race got top billing Tuesday and helped draw record crowds to local polling sites. As expected, Republican Mitt Romney dominated in Cocalico despite the national outcome. He received 6,337 votes to President Barack Obama’s 2,673.

Cocalico also like Republicans Tom Smith (U.S. Senate), David Freed (Attorney General), John Maher (Auditor General), and Diana Irey Vaughan (Treasurer), even though their Democratic opponents won the election.

The Cocalico majority did, however, contribute to the reelection of Congressman Joe Pitts, who tripled the number of votes received by Democratic challenger Aryanna Strader.

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