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Hunsberger, Smith among winners on Tuscarora boards

November 07, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The makeup of the Tuscarora School Board will change substantially when three new people are sworn in come January.

Mercersburg-area voters on Tuesday retained three incumbents, Clifford A. Smith Jr., Larry M. Buchanan and Guy Hollenshead, according to complete, but unofficial election results.

Buchanan, Hollenshead, Smith, Dan Reeder and Daryl S. Hunsberger won the five four-year terms available this election cycle.

Voters also approved Republican Larry Funk, 55, of 6021 Hager Road, Greencastle, for a two-year term with 1,928 votes.

Six people had vied for the five four-year seats, including Democrat Tom Sollenberger who was the lowest vote-getter with 1,124 votes.

Funk, Buchanan, Hunsberger, Reeder and Smith are Republicans. Hollenshead is a registered Democrat.

Reeder led the race for the four-year term with 1,708 votes. Hunsberger, Smith, Buchanan and Hollenshead had 1,693, 1,476, 1,450 and 1,436 votes, respectively.

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Buchanan, 57, of 5670 Franklin Ave., Williamson, is in his 11th year on the school board. The warehousing specialist said he wants to see the high school renovation project come to fruitition.

Hollenshead, 76, of 13168 Main St., Fort Loudon, has served on the school board for approximately 30 years. The semiretired farmer said he wanted to seek another term to keep projects moving forward, since there will be new members on the board.

Hunsberger, 38, of 11503 Hunter Road, Mercersburg, is the assistant principal of South Hagerstown High School. He said he has concerns with "substantial" tax increases in the past two years.

Reeder, 47, of 1350 Shields Road, St. Thomas, Pa., is an airline pilot. Reeder said the taxpayers must be engaged in the high school renovation process.

Smith, 45, of 11670 Mercersburg Road, Mercersburg, was appointed to a vacant school board seat in September 2006.

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