No Surprises in Marple and Newtown Municipal Races

Both Marple and Newtown municipal races were uncontested in Nov. 8th's election, leaving no surprises in this year's election.

The unofficial results of Tuesday's election provided no surprises for Marple and Newtown townships' municipal races.

Board of Commissioners incumbents 7th Ward Commissioner Dan Leefson and 5th Ward Commissioner John Longacre were re-elected to their seats, while newcomers Joe Rufo for 1st Ward and Robert Fortebuono for 3rd ward will replace Trudy Riddell and Jim Balk, respectively, the only two democrats on the Board. Republican incumbent Robert D'Agostino was voted in for another six-year term.

Supervisor , in which the race for a six-year seat on the Board was left uncontested in Tuesday's election. John Nawn was appointed to replace the seat for a midterm, four-year term on the Board. Newtown Auditor Jack Pund was re-elected for another six-year term as township auditor. Republian incumbent Lee Hunter was voted in uncontested for another six-year term.

View the chart below to see the votes for each candidate.

Marple Township Board of Commissioners

Four, four-year term, total openings on the Marple Board of Commissioners.

Ward Name  
Party Affiliation
1 Joseph Rufo 
Republican 638
3 Robert Fortebuono
Republican 510
5 John Longacre II
Republican 482
7 Daniel Leefson
Republican 445

Newtown Township Board of Supervisors

 One, six-year term, and one, midterm four-year term, total openings on the Newtown Board of Supervisors.

Term Name  
Party Affiliation
Full Edward Partridge
Republican 2,035
Mid John Nawn
Republican 1,661
PatchyMcPatch November 10, 2011 at 12:03 AM
Congrats to all the winners in Newtown Township! Surely the dark cloud (Linda) has lifted and true, competent leadership will lead a great township into the future!
george wood November 19, 2011 at 01:56 PM
linda has provided exemplary service to our township for over a decade. she has done so without grace and has offered the best she has, which has often been frustrated by those with agendas that are contrary to what she beleived to be for the good for the residences of our town. she deserves and is entitled to our thanks and gratitude.
Walt November 19, 2011 at 03:03 PM
Exemplary is not the word that comes to my mind. And by the results of the election where Houldin lost in a landslide, that word doesn't come to many others either. While I thank any citizen for taking on the responsibility to be on the Board, her well known agendas were not serving us well.


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