Newcomers, incumbents advance in Abington
The results from the May 21 primary election have been tallied and a number of newcomers and incumbents will vie for the seats on the Abington Township Board of Commissioners and Abington School Board in the general election in November, accordLnJ WR WKH unRIfiFLDO rHVuOWV on the Montgomery County website.
In Abington Township, Republican incumbent Robert Wachter and newcomer Democrat Michael Markman will vie for the Ward 2 spot in November. Both ran unopposed in the primary with Wachter receiving 57 votes and Markman receiving 113.
Newcomers, Republi- can Pamela sasserman and Democrat Jimmy DiPlacido, who each ran unopposed, will vie for the Ward 4 seat. sasserman received 99 votes and DiPlacido 193 votes.
Republican incumbent Stephen Kalinoski and newcomer Steve Torres will run for Ward 6. Both ran unopposed with Kalinoski receiving 87 votes and 141 votes. Similarly, Republican incumbent Matthew Willis and Democrat Ben Sanchez will vie for a two-year term in Ward 7. Running unopposed in the primaries, Willis received 96 votes and Sanchez 257 votes.
Republican incumbents Peggy Myers, Ward 8, Thomas Farren, Ward 12, and newcomers Jamie Maerz, Ward 10, and Jack Howarth, Ward 14, ran unopposed. Myers received 94 votes, Farren 104 votes, Maerz 114 and Howarth 74 votes.
Newcomers, Democrats Gregory Holt, Ward 8, Tom Hecker, Ward 10, Joseph Smith, Ward 12, and incumbent Lori Schreiber, Ward 14, ran unopposed in the primaries. Holt, Hecker, Smith and Schreiber received 157, 171, 149 and 169 votes respectively.
In the school district, incumbents Raymond McGarry, Barry Stupine, Adam Share and newcomer MarVKD LHvHOO FrRVVHG-fiOHG, running unopposed on the Democratic and Republican ballots. McGarry, Stupine, Share and Levell received 874, 795, 793 and 816 votes respectively.
Current school board director Jeffrey Bates did not seek re-election.