Michael Fedor and Jean Foschi emerged victorious as the Democratic nominees for Cumberland County commissioner on Tuesday’s primary, taking 32.5 and 30.8 percent of the vote, respectively.
The two Democratic hopefuls will face incumbent commissioners Gary Eichelberger and Vince DiFilippo, who ran unopposed for the Republican nominations, in November.
The four-way Democratic race also saw candidates Kate McGraw and Donald Travis receive 24.6 and 11.6 percent of the vote, respectively, with all precincts reporting but absentee ballots uncounted as of press time.
Voters will again be able to vote for two candidates in the November general election, and the top three vote-getters will be seated for four year terms, creating a board of two majority-party and one minority-party commissioner.
The Democratic ticket for the county commissioners this year was wide open, with the impending retirement of Democratic commissioner Jim Hertzler.
Overall, Cumberland County saw a low voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary. According to unofficial tallies, voter turnout in the county was about 18 percent of Democratic voters and 22 percent of Republican voters. Voter turnout among all voters was about 17 percent.
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