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Full 2023 Primary Election Roundup

More than 20 local, contested races were on the ballot yesterday in the 2023 primary elections. Check out this short roundup of election night races and winners below, and click within each to read the full stories, including comments from the winners of each race.

Southeastern Magisterial District 50-3-03 Judge

Jack D. Ripper bested Christopher Bauman in the race for district judge in Southeastern Magisterial District 50-3-03, winning both the Democratic and Reublican party nominations, according to unofficial primary election results.

Common Pleas Court Judge

Assistant Public Defender Maura Palumbi won the Republican and Democratic party nominations over Assistant District Attorney Terri Schultz, who also cross-filed for both nominations, for the judge’s seat, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary.

Butler County Commissioners

Incumbent county commissioners Leslie Osche and Kim Geyer overcame challenges from three candidates to win Republican party nominations, according to incomplete and unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary.

Cranberry Supervisor

In a hard-fought race, incumbent Karen Newpol has won the open four-year term for Cranberry Township board of supervisors, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary.

School Boards

SUBSCRIBER ONLY: Eight contested school board races were decided on Tuesday night; Butler Area, Seneca Valley, Knoch, Moniteau, Karns City Area, Slippery Rock Area and Freeport school district. Read more about the winners of each here.

Municipal Races

SUBSCRIBER ONLY: More than a dozen contested races were decided on Tuesday night in townships and boroughs across the county; Cranberry Township, Zelienople, Adams Township, Center Township Slippery Rock, Franklin Township, Jefferson Township, Prospect, Clay Township, Forward Township, Summit Township, Lancaster Township, Connoquenessing Township, Brady Township, Donegal Township, Seven Fields and Middlesex Township. Read more about the winners of each here.

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