CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Peter Lagiovane on Tuesday defeating Franklin County Sheriff Robert Wollyung 1,706 to 1,306 to become Chambersburg's next mayor, according to complete, but unofficial results from the Franklin County Election Board.
Lagiovane, 60, will fill out the remaining two years on the term of Mayor John Redding, who died in May of complications following heart surgery. Former county commissioner Samuel W. Worley has been serving as interim mayor since shortly after Redding's death.
"I'm back to my original plan, which was to retire and go fishing," said Wollyung, who last year announced he would not be seeking a fifth term as sheriff. Because Redding's death came after the May 15 primary, the county Republican Committee selected Wollyung and the Democratic Committee selected Lagiovane to be on Tuesday's ballot.
"I think I've got to get a better feel for the borough budget ... establish a good working relationship with the borough council and the police chief," said Lagiovane. "I want to carry on John Redding's legacy of consensus building."