2 incumbents among council leaders

May 21, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - With one of two precincts reported in at press time Tuesday, Greencastle Borough Council incumbents Don Coldsmith and Harold Duffey appeared to be holding on to their seats by comfortable margins, but Harold Myers, a newly-appointed incumbent, was losing his bid to stay on the board.

According to returns from Precinct Two, the two winning incumbents were holding back a bid by three challengers who campaigned in a block in the hopes of joining with another incumbent to take control of the council.

One of those challengers, Jerry Pool, was one of the three top vote-getters, the results from the lone precinct showed.

Coldsmith was in the lead with 137 votes, Pool was second with 119 followed closely by Duffey in third place with 116.


The rest of the pack vying for the three available seats were Shellie Leedham, one of the block candidates, with 95 votes, Myers with 89. followed by H. Duane Kinzer in sixth place with 80 votes. Mary Troskoski was seventh with 29 votes.

Absentee ballots are included in the unofficial results.

Coldsmith, 69, of 151 Apple Drive, another council veteran, served from 1964 to 1972. He was re-elected again six years ago. Duffey, 56, of 54 Homestead Drive, is a 10-year council veteran, lifelong resident and a 20-year member of Rescue Hose Co. No. One.

Myers, 61, of 541 E. Baltimore St., is on the board of associates for the First National Bank of Greencastle. He was an insurance broker for 35 years in Greencastle. He was appointed to fill a vacancy in February. Before that, he served from 1993 to 2001.

Kinzer, 60, of 463 E. Baltimore St. served on the council until 1996 when he resigned after he filed a suit against a neighbor over a zoning issue in a case that led him to file a complaint with the borough's Zoning Hearing Board.

Pool, 62, of 145 Oak Lane, is an industrial engineer. He also served on the council before.

Leedham, 37, of 431 Leitersburg Road, is a real estate agent and mother of two. She moved to Greencastle nearly four years ago.

Troskoski, 47, of 436 E. Baltimore St. is the wife of Ronald Troskoski, long-time member of the Greencastle-Antrim School Board. She teaches people how to be foster parents for an agency in Chambersburg, Pa.

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