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Councilmen say they won't seek re-election

March 07, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Douglas Tengler, president of the Waynesboro Borough Council, said Wednesday night he will not seek re-election to a second four-year term.

The deadline for filing for public offices is the close of business Tuesday at the County Commissioners Office in the Franklin County Courthouse in Chambersburg, Pa.

Following Tengler's lead Wednesday was Ward Three Councilman Allen Porter, who will end six years of service with the borough on Dec. 31.

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Also not seeking election is Clint Barkdoll, who was appointed earlier this year to replace Vicki Jo Huff when she resigned from the council.

Tengler, who represents Ward Two, is in his second term as council president. An accountant, he said he wants to spend more time in his business. He also said he wants to spend more time doing volunteer work.

Tengler, who is single, said his parents are getting older and need him to be around more.

Porter, 83, was appointed to the council to fill a vacancy and won a four-year term two years later.

An active member who served on the council's street committee, Porter said he decided not to run because of his age and because Ken Koll, who has been active in Main Street Waynesboro, is running for the seat in Ward Three.

Porter said Koll seems to show interest in borough affairs and would be a good replacement for him. Porter signed Koll's filing petition after Wednesday night's meeting.

Barkdoll, a local attorney, decided against running for a full term because he is considering moving out of the borough.

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