West Chester 3rd Ward council seat gets filled
Democrat Michael R. Galey won re-election to the West Chester Borough Council Tuesday.
WEST CHESTER >> Democrat Michael R. Galey won reelection to the West Chester Borough Council Tuesday after defeating Republican Carl Mancini in a contest to represent the borough’s 3rd Ward.
The final count puts Galey at 752 votes and Mancini at 410, according to election results released by the county. All results are unofficial until certified by the county’s Board of Elections.
“I’m honored to continue my representation of the 3rd Ward,” Galey said in a phone call Wednesday.
Borough council members serve four-year terms, and are eligible for re-election once. Galey’s term will expire in 2020. The 3rd Ward is in the southwestern section of the borough, and voting took place at the Reformed Presbyterian Church at 312 W. Union St.
Galey was appointed to borough council in August in a unanimous 5-0 vote after the previous councilman, Brian Abbott, resigned when he moved out of the borough.
Tuesday’s election served as a special election for the 3rd Ward council seat to determine who will hold the position until January 2018.
Borough council members receive $2,000 annually, paid out in quarterly installments, according to the West Chester Borough Code.