Incumbents to remain on Antrim Township board

November 04, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Antrim Township likely will have two more years with its five incumbents on the Board of Supervisors starting in January, according to complete but unofficial Franklin County election results.

Incumbents Fred Young III and James Byers retained their six-year seats over challenger John Alleman.

Byers, who has served on the board for 18 years, led the race with 1,091 votes.

Young, who was appointed to the board in 2007, came in second with 860 votes.

Alleman, a registered Republican who won the Democratic nomination in May, lost against the incumbents for a second time with 787 votes.

A former registered Democrat, Alleman said he changed his party for this election to hopefully win the straight party votes he lost in the last municipal election when he was a registered Democrat vying for a seat on the board.


Voters at the five Antrim Township precincts cast 26 write-in votes for the two open supervisors positions, however even if all write-in votes were cast for Alleman, he would still lag behind Young by 47 votes.

Antrim Township made headlines in 2008 when it eliminated six upper-level staff positions, including its township manager, utilities director and roadmaster.

Young said before the election that those who favored the direction taken in 2008 by the board would be those casting ballots for him.

With a clear second-place victory, Young said late Tuesday night he felt voters were well represented in this election and that he looks forward to serving them well for the next six years.

"My record is very clear, as to where I stand on different issues, and I'd like to think the people who came out (voted) their minds," he said. "I hope to continue to serve them as they wish."

Each supervisor earns $3,250 per year.


James Byers 1091 votes

Fred Young 860 votes

John Alleman 787 votes

Write-in 26 votes

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