West Ch­ester 3rd Ward coun­cil seat gets filled

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Adam Farence afarence@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @afarence on Twit­ter To con­tact Daily Lo­cal News staff writer Adam Farence, email afarence@ dai­ly­lo­cal.com, or call 610-235-2647.

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.

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