Southern Chester County contested races results

All results are unofficial until confirmed by Chester County Voter Services

Avon Grove School Board

The candidates for the Avon Grove School Board have been haavily involved in proposing solutions to modernizing and expansion. On the one hand, incumbents Brian Gaerity, Patrick Walker, Ed Farina and Bill Wood have been moving toward a large building process that may include a new middle school at a different site while expanding the high school into the building currently occupied by Fred S. Engle Middle School. The challengers, John Auerbach, Lynn Weber, Rick Dumont and Jeff Casey have suggested a less expansive building solution with upgrades to the present buildings.

In the election on Tuesday, in Region 1 John Auerbach with 1422 votes and Lynn Weber with 1397 votes defeated Gaerity 1131 and Walker 1109.

In Region 2, Dumont with 1762 votes defeated Farina 1544.

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In Region 3, Bill Wood with 1090 defeated Jeff Casey with 970.

Oxford School Board

In the Oxford Area School Board races, Kristen Dean defeated Donna Arrowood for the at large seat 1942 to 1697. In Region 111 Jennifer Warren with 911 defeated Charley Moore with 875. In the race for Region 1, David Severino with 347 votes defeated Eric Owens with 257.

Kennett School Board

In the race for Kennett Area School District Board, Former Assistant Superintendent Vicki Gehrt with 1101 and Bill Brown with 1451 defeated incumbent Heather Schaen, who earned 1023 votes.

In Region B, New Garden, Paola Rosas earned the seat with 586, defeating Kendra Lacola with 457.

Mayors

In a close race in Parkesburg, John Hagen held onto his seat as mayor by two votes, defeating challenger Mel Keen 276 to 274.

In Oxford, Lorraine Bell, who campaigned on being an effective liaison between the police and the community defeated Oxford business owner Pam Benjamin for mayor. Bell earned 391 votes to Benjamin’s 341. Bell will fill the shoes of longtime Mayor Geoff Henry.

Municipalities

In West Grove, William Temme with 241 votes, David Prosser with 217 votes, and Christopher Freese with 195 earned seats on borough coucil outscoring Troy Mix with 183 votes Barbara Wood with 178.

In Oxford, Council President Ron Hershey held onto his seat with 415 votes. The other winners were Robert Ketcham with 468, Amanda Birdwell with 498 and Phillip Hurtt with 405, Randy Grace received 311 and Geoffrey Henry got 367. Henry, Hershey and Grace were seen as favoring the building of a new traffic garage-plus-municipal building, while Ketcham, Birdwell and Hurtt have expressed more caution in moving ahead.

In London Britain, Aileen Parrish defeated Russell McKinnon, 673 to 396.

In London Grove, David Connors, 1212, and John Irwin, 851, defeated Rich Ruggieri, 785.

In New London, Gerald Porter, 889, defeated Liz David, 665.

In Lower Oxford, Kevin Martin defeated Julie Brady, 202 to 132.

In Penn Township, Curtis Mason dsefeated Gabe Passero, 835 to 624.

In West Nottingham, Candace Miller defeated Dale Pennell 226 to 98.

In Franklin, Nancy Morris defeated incumbent Penny Schenk 830 to 628.

In New Garden, Supervisors Chairman Steve Allaband held his office against a challenge by Mark Tully, 929 to 665.