Meyers, Krom win judicial positions

May 19, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Shawn Meyers and Angela Krom won two judge positions from the 39th District of the Court of Common Pleas, according to complete, but unofficial results from the Franklin and Fulton counties elections board.

Krom fell short in Franklin County, but Fulton County voters allowed her to win the Republican nomination by 90 votes.

The pair edged out candidate Tim Wilmot by tight margins, but fourth candidate Eric Weisbrod fell short in early returns.

Meyers, who is Franklin County''s solicitor, attributed his success to widespread support throughout the two counties.

"I am very grateful and humbled by the response," Meyers said on the telephone, pausing from a celebration with supporters.

He sent 150 volunteers to hand out literature about his candidacy at the polls.

Krom, a Franklin County assistant district attorney, said her success came from "a lot of hard work by a lot of wonderful volunteers" and from "an aggressive door-to-door campaign."


"I think that's what put us over the top," Krom said.

Her 4-year-old son, Riley, attended a celebration for supporters, but he didn't stay awake for his mother's confirmed victory at 11:20 p.m.

"He's sound asleep on my sister's lap," Krom said. "I'll have to tell him in the morning."

The four candidates -- all of whom are registered Republicans who cross-filed to appear on both parties ballots -- spoke at several forums throughout the course of the campaign.

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