Judge for Court of Common Pleas
In a race closely watched this election season, William “Wink” Robinson handily beat out opponent Jennifer Gilliland Vanasdale for the Butler County Common Pleas Court bench vacated by Judge Marilyn Horan when she was appointed to the federal bench in Pittsburgh last year. “It's very hard to put into words, other than a grassroots campaign with people willing to work can still be won in today's day and age of technology,” Robinson said of the win Tuesday night. “We're all very proud that Butler County citizens definitely recognized that we ran a clean campaign.”
Paula Painter's strategy to move from the Republican to the Democratic ticket for Tuesday's General Election did not pan out, as Kelly Ferrari handily beat Painter in all but a few precincts.
According to unofficial election results late last night, county voters chose Ferrari over Painter in all but 10 of the 72 precincts reported at 11:30 p.m. There are 89 precincts in the county.
With unofficial results from 72 precincts in, Ferrari was leading Painter 19,027 to 13,300.
Mars School Board
Mars Area School Board will welcome five Republicans following Tuesday's election.
Out of the field of nine candidates, unofficial results show the five seats going to Megan Lenz, Sallie Wick, Kevin Hagen, Anthony DePretis and John Kennedy.
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