Pair of incumbents bumped in township supervisor race

May 21, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

Chambersburg, Pa. - Two incumbent Franklin County township supervisors lost their seats in Tuesday's primaries and another's position was in jeopardy.

The biggest upset came in Peters Township, where Galen K. Heckman, who has served continually for 42 years, lost his bid for an eighth six-year term to Roger W. Price, a member of the Tuscarora school board. The complete, unofficial results in the GOP primary with all four precincts reporting showed Price had 245 votes and Heckman had 178.

Kerry Bumbaugh, 38, a 12-year veteran on the Quincy Township Board of Supervisors, was trailing Wilburg "Wib" Sanders for the Republican Party nomination 126-109 with three of the township's four precincts reporting.


In Greene Township, Democrat incumbent Philip Fiskett lost his seat to William Cline, 364-113.

Cline will face Glenn O. Shetter, who was unopposed in the Republican primary.

Sanders ran for township supervisor two years ago but dropped out at the last minute to take a state civil service job.

Price, a former member of the Metal Township Supervisors, said he would resign from the school board if he won a supervisor's seat.

No information was available late Tuesday for the supervisor races in Hamilton Letterkenny and St. Thomas townships.

In Hamilton, James C. Hollenshead was taking on Ronald Hunsecker in the Republican primary.

In Letterkenny, Barry Atherton was taking on Charles H. Myers in the Republican primary.

In St. Thomas, Roger Beckner was running against David C. Ramer in the Republican primary.

In Pennsylvania, absentee ballots are included in the unofficial results.

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