Talk about a close race.
Just eight votes separated three candidates from one council seat in yesterday’s election.
Incumbent Republicans Jason Sarasnick and Michael Tolmer easily held on their seats with more than 500 votes each.
Democrat Joseph Colosimo Jr. won the final contested council seat by receiving 428 votes. Only three votes behind him was Republican Bob Fryer, who, himself only received five more votes than incumbent Democrat Nino Petrocelli Sr.
At the end of the day, the council race looked like this:
Jason Sarasnick (REP) . . . . . 589 [W] Michael Tolmer (REP). . . . . . 514 [W] Joseph M. Colosimo, Jr. (DEM). .428 [W] Bob Fryer (REP) . . . . . . . . 425 Nino Petrocelli, Sr. (DEM). . . 420 Mary C. Weise (DEM) . . . . . . 374 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . 8
It’s worth noting that these are unofficial return figures that still need to be certified by the county board of elections.
The race for Chartiers Valley School Board had already been sorted out in May’s primary election. Yesterday, there were five candidates for five seats:
Jeff Choura (DEM/REP) . . . . . . 4,190 [W] Sandra Zeleznik (DEM/REP) . . . . 3,949 [W] Jamie A. Stevenson (DEM/REP) . . .3,894 [W] Robert Kearney (DEM/REP) . . . . .3,836 [W] Mark Kuczinski (DEM/REP) . . . . .3,815 [W]
In the race to be State Senator in the 37th District, Republican Guy Reschenthaler received 53.55% of the vote to beat Democrat Heather Arnet. The 37th District seat was vacated earlier this year when former Sen. Matthew Smith resigned to become the head of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.
Exactly 1,061 Bridgeville residents voted yesterday. That’s down 22% from 2014’s general election.