Coldsmith, Duffey and Pool win Greencastle council seats

November 05, 2003|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - With the borough's two polling precincts reporting Tuesday, incumbents Don Coldsmith and Harold Duffey and newcomer Jerry Pool were the top vote-getters for three open seats on the Greencastle Borough Council.

Incumbent Harry S. Myers was in fourth place.

According to complete but unofficial returns, Coldsmith was the top vote-getter with 418 votes. Pool was a close second with 413 votes, followed by Duffey with 383 votes.

Myers garnered 187 votes, not enough to retain his seat.

Coldsmith, 70, of 151 Apple Drive, and Duffey, 57, of 54 Homestead Drive, won both Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary. Pool, 63, of 145 Oak Lane, won the GOP primary in May and Myers, 62, of 541 E. Baltimore St., won the Democratic nomination as a write-in.


Coldsmith has been on the council since 1996 when he was appointed to fill a vacancy. He served eight years previously from 1964 to 1972.

Duffey, a 10-year council veteran, chose to let the voters decide how they thought he was handling his duties as their councilman. He said before the election that he would not campaign for re-election.

Myers, another council veteran, served from 1993 to 2001. He was appointed by the council to fill out the rest of Councilman Richard Walck's term, which expires in December. Walck resigned from the council in February.

Pool campaigned on a platform to reform the Borough Police Department, which he said is costing the borough too much money.

Council members in Greencastle earn $75 a month.

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