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Only 1 Incumbent To Appear On November Ballot For Crestwood

By Amanda ChristmanMay 23, 2019

There was a slight increase in voting returns for the Crestwood School District race late Tuesday night but it didn’t change the outcome. Only one of the four incumbents will advance to the November election and a slate of mostly newcomers will appear on the ballot and compete for five, four-year terms. At 10:53 p.m. the Luzerne County Election Bureau website showed 100 percent of results reported and then at 11:20 p.m. another update occurred, slightly raising everyone’s final unofficial tallies. Jim Brogna was still on top of both tickets with 937 on the Democratic side and 898 votes from Republicans, based on those results. On the Democratic ticket Lauren E. McCurdy came in second with 916, followed by Stacy Haddix with 882, Kimberly Spath with 850 and incumbent Anna Hollock Bibla with 648. Irene Webby retained 504 votes, Tom Stavitzski had 323, incumbent Joseph Kaminski had 270, incumbent Bill Jones had 270, incumbent William Thomas had 226 and Dan Cornelius earned 215. Brogna was followed by Haddix on the Republican ticket who took in 832 votes. Spath came in third with 822, followed by a tight race for fourth and fifth — Hollock-Bibla had 613 votes followed by Webby with 612. Stavitzski had 508, Jones, 440; Cornelius, 362; Thomas, 360; and Kaminski, 356. There were 41 write-in votes calculated on the Democratic side and 298 on the Republican. Brogna, Haddix, McCurdy and Spath joined forces in their campaign while Cornelius, Webby and Stavitzski ran independently of each other. Each candidate cross filled except for McCurdy. Haddix spoke on behalf of her running mates after the results came in. “First, we can’t be happier that so many people came out in support of us and our ideals. When the four of us decided to run as a team, it was because our priorities were the same. To get this validation from our amazing community just shows us why we got into this race.” Hollock Bibla was thankful for those who voted for her and looks forward to continuing to make Crestwood a “thriving, competitive district in all areas.” “I will continue to work hard for all interests involved,” she said. Contact the writer: achristman@standardspeaker.com; 570-501-3584

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