Frantz edges Harbaugh in Chambersburg Borough Council primary
By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In the only Chambersburg Borough Council race on the ballot, Allen S. Frantz narrowly won the Republican nomination for the Second Ward Tuesday, according to unofficial returns.
Frantz had 167 votes with both Second Ward precincts reporting, beating Ruth Harbaugh, who had 150 votes.
Frantz will face Democrat Koonie Kiser, owner of Kiser Construction, who ran unopposed in his party's primary, in the Nov. 6 general election.
Frantz, 40, is a sales representative at Jennings Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Cadillac in Chambersburg.
Second Ward incumbent Councilman Harold Kennedy, 82, chose not to seek another term.
Harbaugh is a retired South Mountain Recreation Department employee.
Harbaugh, whose husband died Saturday, backed off campaigning several weeks ago when he became ill.
In the Fourth Ward, Republican incumbent John A. Redding, Jr., was the only candidate on the ballot. Write-in challenger Jason Bitner, 24, was not listed on the ballot because he failed to file forms on time.