Come January Carlisle will have an all-Democratic borough council.
Democrats Sean Shultz, Sean Crampsie, Jeff Stuby and Joel Hicks won the four open seats in unofficial results with incumbent Republican Robin Guido coming up short.
Incumbents Shultz and Crampsie had 3,226 and 3,102 votes, respectively. Stuby received 2,888 votes, Hicks 2,339 and Guido, 1,705.
“I am deeply humbled by the historic results tonight in Carlisle. I look forward to working with the new council along with incumbent Sean Crampsie, and I’m excited to serve with Jeff Stuby and Joel Hicks, who I believe will bring welcome perspectives to council,” Shultz said in a statement to The Sentinel.
He added that he would “sorely miss” Guido on the council.
“She tested our assumptions, and our decisions were stronger for it,” he said.
Guido said it has been an honor to represent the people of Carlisle for the past eight years.
“I have truly appreciated the opportunity. I offer my heartfelt congratulations to everyone who won this evening and wish them Godspeed as they take it from here,” she said. “I would also like to thank the borough staff for all of their hard work and dedication. This borough wouldn’t run without you, and you don’t get the accolades you deserve.”
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Shultz said there are challenges from the budget, infrastructure, climate and core services ahead of the council.
“We have a good team together on council who are always dedicated to the good of our residents, and I know we’re up to those challenges,” he said.
Crampsie said he was “honored and humbled by the overwhelming support” from voters who gave him a second term.
“I look forward to getting back to work on behalf of all our residents and continuing to move the borough forward,” he said.
Stuby said he’s “honored that Carlisle voters entrusted” him to serve on the council.
“I’m excited for what comes next and look forward to working with my future colleagues to better our community,” he said.
Councilwoman Dawn Flower-Webb did not seek re-election this year.