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Jeff Coy wins re-election in Franklin's 89th District

November 08, 2000

Jeff Coy wins re-election in Franklin's 89th District



By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Rep. Jeff Coy was leading in his race for a 10th term in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives against Republican challenger Ken Gill in Tuesday's election.

Coy, the Democratic incumbent in the 89th district, secured 6,731 votes with 17 of 26 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results Tuesday night. Coy is one of three state House members who serve Franklin County. The other two, Patrick Fleagle and Allen Egolf, are both Republican incumbents who did not face opposition at the polls.

Gill, a financial officer at Pennsylvania State University's Mont Alto campus, had won 3,466 votes.

The Chambersburg resident is one of a long line of Republican challengers who have been unable to defeat Coy and take control of the seat in the Republican stronghold of Franklin County.

Gill spent Tuesday at the polling site at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg handing out campaign literature.

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He said then he didn't know how he would fare in the election but was pleased with the turnout Tuesday afternoon.

"It's nice to see people getting involved in the process, otherwise it's like throwing a party and having no one show up," Gill said.

A representative from Coy's office said he made stops throughout the county Tuesday.

Both candidates have the same positions on several issues.

During a debate last month at Wilson College, the two men promised to take a closer look at prescription drug prices and eliminate the state inheritance tax.

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