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Geesaman wins GOP nod in Washington Twp.

May 20, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Jeffrey Geesaman won his party's nomination for a seat on the Washington Township Board of Supervisors in Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday, according to complete, but unofficial Franklin County election results.

Geesaman, 54, of 11403 Brookdale Drive, Waynesboro, garnered 888 of 1,285 votes cast by Republicans in Washington Township's five voting precincts.

The election board must review write-in votes to determine the Democrats' choice for the single supervisor seat. More than 260 Democratic voters wrote in a candidate in the race.

Geesaman was up against fellow Republican David A. McCarney, 59, of 11 Eastland Circle, Waynesboro. Geesaman, a project manager for Lobar Associates Inc., previously worked for the township and served 15 years on the Washington Township Municipal Authority.

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Throughout their campaigns, both candidates talked about preparing for the next wave of residential and commercial growth in the township. They called for "sensible growth" that wouldn't overburden roads or the water and sewer systems.

Incumbent Christopher Firme was not eligible to run for re-election because of the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits government employees from holding office.

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