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Tosten, Helman lead in Chambersburg school race

May 16, 2007|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In the two contested races for the Chambersburg Area School Board, one incumbent won both the Republican and Democratic primaries, while another incumbent lost in both perimaries, according to complete but unofficial results from the Franklin County Election Board.

Stanley Helman, 51, of 2468 Guilford Station Road, won the Republican nomination for a fourth four-year term representing Region 1 on the school board over Michael Cerveris, 58, of 5118 Burkholder Road, 481 to 226, according to the final tally.

Helman, a farmer, also won the Democratic nomination over Cerveris, a dentist, 156 to 129.

In the Region 2 contest, incumbent William Tolleson, 45, of 43 Jackson Drive was losing to Joseph G. Tosten Jr., 66, of 1620 Philadelphia Ave. With all five precincts reporting, Tosten had 418 votes to 177 for Tolleson in the Republican primary. Tosten won the Democratic primary, 134 to 50.

Tolleson was appointed to the seat following the December death of board member Paul Ambrose. The two men are running to fill out the remaining two years of Ambrose's term.

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Anne G. Boryan of 420 E. Liberty St., was unopposed in the Democratic and Republican primaries for the Region 9 seat, currently held by appointee Joel Happel, who chose not to run.

Lori Leedy of Region 5, David Sciamanna of Region 7 and Renee Sharpe in Region 8 were running unopposed for re-election.

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