Parkesburg Election Results 2013

We are showing the unofficial results Parkesburg Elections, as of Election Night, and will make updates as they become available.

Parkesburg Borough Precincts

Joseph Rzanco (Republican) lost his bid to replace incumbent John Hagan (Democrat) as Mayor of Parkesburg. Rzanco received roughly 42% of total ballots cast, for 150 votes. In contrast, Hagan received a little more than 56% of voter turnout. While Hagan’s win was decisive, Rzanco did much better than many predicted.

The Octorara Area School Director election saw some excitement this cycle as Timothy Alexander and write-in David Jones battled for the seat of retiring Robert Hume. The race generated heavy turnout in Parkesburg-South, with 19.97% of eligible voters casting a ballot. Without a defining race, Parkesburg-North turnout was light with only 13.17%.

David Jones joined the race in October, running “with” incumbent Nelson Stoltzfus. However, despite endorsement by Stoltzfus and other Board members, and having been the former Parkesburg Borough Council President, Jones was unable to pull off a victory.

In the race for Parkesburg Borough Council, we saw the unchallenged incumbents retaining their seats. However, the best performance by any of the incumbents was 67% of voter turnout. In contrast, Nancy Gill, running for Magisterial District Judge 15-3-07 (results not shown), received over 94% of voter turnout from across Parkesburg. With so many choosing to just not vote for anyone running for Council, these results highlight the difference between favorable and unfavorable candidates. The Primary, in May, had similar results.

The Parkesburg Election seems to indicate, with the right challengers, the borough could have an interesting election during the next cycle.

                  UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
            **** Election 2013 Results ****
               BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL: 360

SCHOOL DIRECTOR OCTORARA REGION 3*
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  2
NELSON K STOLTZFUS (REP/DEM) .  .  .  .  .    486
TIMOTHY ALEXANDER (REP/DEM)  .  .  .  .  .    326
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    246

MAYOR PARKESBURG BOROUGH
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
JOSEPH RZONCA (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    150
JOHN P HAGAN II (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    204
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      3

MEMBER OF COUNCIL PARKESBURG BOROUGH
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  4
KATHLEEN M RICK (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    242
WILLARD J MARSH (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    216
MARK AGEN (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    224
JOSEPH W DYNESKO JR (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .    211
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     31

TAX COLLECTOR PARKESBURG BOROUGH
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     28

JUDGE OF ELECTIONS 440 PARKESBURG NORTH  (Prec-0440)
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      8

INSPECTOR OF ELECTIONS 440 PARKESBURG NORTH  (Prec-0440)
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      5

JUDGE OF ELECTIONS 445 PARKESBURG SOUTH  (Prec-0445)
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     25

INSPECTOR OF ELECTIONS 445 PARKESBURG SOUTH  (Prec-0445)
VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
GALE P FULMER (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    124
WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .      2

Last day for the County Board of Elections to receive military and overseas absentee ballots (must be postmarked no later than November 4) is November 12th.

*Includes total votes in Parkesburg-South, Highland Township, and Londonderry.

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16 responses to “Parkesburg Election Results 2013

  1. Congratulations Tim and best of luck to you.

  2. Let us also recognize Nelson Stoltzfus. After all, he did capture a full 75% of the vote!

  3. Don’t get me wrong, I voted for Nancy and think she is great, but she was cross filed and the four members of council were only on the Republican ballot. Isn’t there an advantage to cross filing? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to state the percentage of votes council members got from Republicans voting? Is it fair to imply they should have gotten more votes from the opposing party even though they weren’t on the ballot with that party and don’t support the philosophy of the Democrats? It might be more accurate to say that without a choice for their party, most Dems chose not to cross over and vote Republican. Just another way of looking at it perhaps?

    • Dave,

      This is exactly why we need to more vibrant political landscape in Parkesburg, and across the Octorara Area as a whole. Way too often, we have unchallenged candidates in the primary, who are then unchallenged in the general election. When that happens, all they really had to do was convince a handful of people to sign their petition way back at the beginning of the year. We would have had a very different election with 8 people on the ballot for council, and 4 people on the ballot for school board. Candidates would be forced to actually campaign, telling people their platform and vision, and with incumbents held accountable for their choices. Does that make sense?

      Nancy Gill got 94% of total voter turnout because she is popular, and people really do like her. I have never once heard a bad word spoken about her. Someone running against her may peel away some of those votes, but I am confident she would still win hands down. Your reasoning doesn’t hold when Stoltzfus cross-filed and only pulled out 75%. You can’t invalidate Gills overwhelming support with your logic.

      • Stoltzfus was one of 3 candidates Tim, not unopposed as Gill. With 2 candidates running, he got 75%, that is an overwhelming mandate any way you try to twist it. I am certainly NOT trying to invalidate Gill’s results. She has an impressive presence and record. You totally missed my point Tim. I’m saying that the fact that the 4 members of council ONLY got 67% in YOUR perception is not valid. Gill’s win was very impressive. So too was the fact that no one ran against the encumbent council members. I can’t help but wonder how you would have attacked if someone would have decided to run a write-in against council members. My point is the 67% of vote for council is a NON-issue. Christie won NJ with 60% and that was headlined as a landslide.

        • David,

          You were running as a team!! Stoltzfus wasn’t running against you, nor you him. Didn’t your handout at the polls show how to vote for the two of you together? You didn’t bleed votes from him, and I suspect 100% of your votes were Stoltzfus/Jones. Who are you trying to kid?

  4. Congratulations Tim

  5. Perfect victory for Tim, and Nelson! Now let’s get those taxes under control, so people will move back to the Burg!

  6. Can’t wait till the next election!

  7. Don’t forget to vote for Joe Pitts!

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