District justice field narrowed

May 21, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Republican Kelly Rock and Democrat Douglas J. Furness won their respectively party's nomination for the new district justice seat that opens in Franklin County next year.

Rock, 37, of 101 Elm St., Mont Alto, Pa., won 480 votes in winning the Republican primary. She also won 159 votes by cross-filing in the Democratic primary, according to complete, but unofficial results.

Furness won the Democratic nomination with 228 votes.

Rock is employed in the Waynesboro Area Middle School.

Furness, 38, of 155 Wilkson Lane, Fayetteville, Pa. teaches 11th grade government and economics in the Carlisle (Pa.) School District.

Ten candidates filed for the job, which pays $60,031 a year.

The losing candidates were Cheryl Reed, 55, of 977 Anthony Highway, Chambersburg; Gerald E. Spielman, 58, of 3040 Country Club Road, Chambersburg; Sue Kohler, 46, of 6419 Penn National Drive, Fayetteville, Pa.; James E. Metz, 44, of 211 Colonial Drive, Chambersburg; Terry McKee, 59, of 461 Hickory Lane, Chambersburg; Mary Lou Sheeley, 51, of 5132 Wayne Road, Chambersburg; Michael K. Hennessy, 49, of 686 Bowman Road, Chambersburg; Rob Ackerman, 55, of 6325 Burning Tree Lane, Fayetteville.


Whoever wins in November will become Franklin County's seventh district justice. The new office's area will include Guilford and Quincy Township and Mont Alto borough.

The remaining vote totals were unavailable at presstime Tuesday night.

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