Morning Buzz: Election Results Rundown

HangoverSome big changes are coming to several places around PA. Check here for all of the results of yesterday’s busy local elections, which were marked by low turnout. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz.

Peduto Wins Pittsburgh Mayor Primary: The campaign is over, and Bill Peduo has won the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Pittsburgh.

McVay Defeats Waters for Dem Superior Court Nom: Jack McVay defeated Joseph Waters in the Democratic primary for a seat on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court. It was the only contested statewide race Tuesday. He’ll face Republican Vic Stabile.

Dems Go 2 for 2 in State House Races: Democrats won 2 state House special elections Tuesday night in safe districts. Dan Miller, an attorney, will replace Matt Smith in Allegheny County. Economic Development official Kevin Schreiber will replace Eugene DePasquale in York.

McIlhinney Ally and “Modernization” Win Bucks Co Booze Proxy Battle: Patricia Bachtle won the Bucks Co. Prothonotary race which pitted Sen. Chuck McIlhinney against Bucks GOP Chairwoman Pat Poprik, and was in turn a proxy battle in the state fight over booze privatization.

Papenfuse Wins Harrisburg Mayoral Primary: Pennsylvania’s beleaguered capital city will have a new Mayor. Bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse defeated incumbent Linda Thompson and City Controller Dan Miller, and will be the Democratic nominee.

Dahlkemper Unseats Grossman for Erie Executive: The results are in, and former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper has unseated incumbent Erie County Executive Barry Grossman in the Democratic primary 52% to 48%.

Butkovitz Wins Re-election for Philly Controller: The results are in, and incumbent Alan Butkovitz has claimed a victory in the Philadelphia Controller race, defeating Brett Mandel 61% to 31% with 95% of precincts reporting.

Courtright Gets the Dems Nod for Scranton Mayor: Scranton City Tax Collector Bill Courtright will move onto the general election, winning the primary election 50-42 over challenger Elizabeth Randol with 94 percent of precincts reporting.

Donchez Wins Bethlehem Mayoral Primary: Bob Donchez won the Democratic nod for Bethlehem Mayor, defeating fellow city councilman Willie Reynolds.

Callahan Wins Democratic Primary For Northampton Co. Executive: The results are in, and John Callahan has won the Democratic nomination for Northampton County Executive, defeating Lamont McClure and Glenn Reibman.

Platts, Flannelly Head For November Rematch in York Judicial Race: Former Congressman Todd Platts and Judge Michael Flannelly have won the GOP and Democratic nominations, respectively, in the York Co. Court of Common Pleas race.

Pittsburgh City Council Winners and Losers: The Pittsburgh City Council election results are finally in, and PoliticsPA has them for you.

Non-election news:

Shapiro Rules out Bids for Guv, PA-13, Launches Statewide PAC: Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro is a rising star in Pa. politics, but he won’t seek a promotion this cycle. He’s taken a pass on bids for Governor and Congress and instead announced the formation of a statewide PAC.

Former Justice Orie Melvin Files Appeal: Disgraced former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin filed an appeal today to the Superior Court for her public corruption conviction, the Pittsburgh newspapers are reporting.

Corbett Holds Off on Common Core: After contentious committee hearings, the Corbett administration has decided to delay Common Core Standards implementation until after July 1st.

Game On! The Once and Future Mayoral Race: Attorney and elections observer Dave Wassel looked at yesterday’s election in Pittsburgh for its historical parallels.

Statewide
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Toomey presses for ‘whodunit’ in IRS targeting scandal
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Primaries position new Dem mayors in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Scranton
PA Independent: WATCHBLOG: Democrats win special election for House seats in York, Allegheny counties
PA Independent: Corbett administration pushes back against Medicaid expansion savings
AP: Harrisburg voters boot mayoral incumbent
AP: Peduto bests Wagner for mayor nomination
State House Sound Bites: Agency expects few changes to Common Core standards, even with delay
State House Sound Bites: No talons, please: falcon banding on the 15th floor

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Butkovitz wins Phila. Democrats’ controller race
Inquirer: Phila. voters yawn at primary election
PhillyClout: Judge orders Mandel campaign out of polling places
PhillyClout: Pols talk politics, 2015 mayors race, more at Relish
AP: Pa. voters trickle into polling places for primary
WHYY Newsworks: Nutter, state Republicans to join forces on school funding?
WHYY Newsworks: Butkovitz rolls after nasty Philly controller race
SEPA
Phillyburbs: Prothonotary defies party with primary win
Phillyburbs: Kerner, Franklin win in Morrisville
Phillyburbs: Ryan wins Dem and GOP nods for Bensalem school board
Phillyburbs: Donnelly defeats Lingenfelter for sheriff
Pottstown Mercury: (UPDATE): Speck gets Dem nod to run for Phoenixville mayor
Pottstown Mercury: 3 lawyers will face off in November for 2 Berks County judge seats
Montgomery Media: ELECTION 2013: Voter turnout sluggish around North Penn area for primary election

Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: In Superior Court race, McVey holding the lead
Post-Gazette: Democrat Miller cruises to victory
Post-Gazette: Pennsylvania auditor general gives 67 layoff notices
Post-Gazette: Bill Peduto: ‘Today, we are a step closer to the new Pittsburgh.’
Post-Gazette: Peduto wins Democratic nod for Pittsburgh mayoral race
Post-Gazette: Peduto defeats Wagner; Rudiak, Gilman, Lavelle win City Council
Post-Gazette: Tax break sought to finish housing at Pittsburgh’s Summerset site
Post-Gazette: Slate opposing school closure sweeps North Allegheny primary
Post-Gazette: DeFazio, Costanzo, Lucas get suburban judge nods
Post-Gazette: Three Pittsburgh Council incumbents to keep seats
Tribune-Review: W.Pa. judge leads Superior Court race
Tribune-Review: ‘We did it!’ Peduto tells Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review: GOP challengers win or lead against council incumbents
Tribune-Review: Gilman, 2 City Council incumbents get nod
Tribune-Review: Four city school board candidates won’t be challenged in the fall
Tribune-Review: Former Mt. Lebanon commissioner on top
Tribune-Review: Cozza, Tranquilli win nods for judge
Tribune-Review: Jack Wagner concedes to Pittsburgh mayoral challenger Bill Peduto
WTAE: Bill Peduto wins Pittsburgh Democratic mayoral primary
CBS Pittsburgh: Peduto Wins Democratic Nomination for Mayor
CBS Pittsburgh: Candidates’ Final Comments As They Vote
CBS Pittsburgh: Miller Wins 42nd District Pa. House Seat
Early Returns: A slow night at Wheatley HQ
Early Returns: Ferlo: “The Weirdest Election”
Early Returns: Rudiak declares victory
Early Returns: Peduto wins; Wheatley concedes
Early Returns: Convincing win for Peduto
Early Returns: Race for City Council: Rudiak, Lavelle and Gilman declare victory
Early Returns: FOP chief blasts Peduto
Early Returns: Wander looks forward to debates
Early Returns: Wagner: Peduto “has more votes”
Early Returns: GOP county council races
Early Returns: Wheatley: “Did a lot with very little”
Early Returns: Analyst: Ravenstahl loomed over race

Southwest
Beaver County Times: Voter turnout low in county
Beaver County Times: Fallston voters reject merger with Patterson Twp.
Beaver County Times: Primary election blog: The waiting is the hardest part
Observer-Reporter: 182 of 184 precincts reporting in judge race; Costanzo GOP ticket, Lucas first on Democratic
Observer-Reporter: Tennant unofficial winner in Greene Co. sheriff’s race
Observer-Reporter: Canonsburg, Cecil Election Night Results
Altoona Mirror: Kagarise, Andrews win nominations for judge

South Central
Patriot News: Picciurro grabs one GOP nomination in Carroll Township supervisors’ race, Ritter and Schmick tie for the other
Patriot News: Incumbent John Rupp defeats challenger in Mechanicsburg school board race
Patriot News: Tom Kearney wins another bid for York County District Attorney
Patriot News: Pam Gay wins GOP nomination for York County Coroner: Primary 2013
Patriot News: Absentee ballots could shift Harrisburg City Council race results
Patriot News: Dan Miller says ‘big money’ cost him race for Harrisburg mayor
Patriot News: Charles Holtry Jr., Patricia Lehman to vie for Carlisle tax collector post
Patriot News: Fired Fairview Township police chief wins GOP nomination for supervisor
Patriot News: Next question in newly wet Dillsburg: Who will get the borough’s only liquor license?
Patriot News: Harrisburg mayor’s race: Eric Papenfuse wins the Democratic primary election
Carlisle Sentinel: Home rule referendum approved in primary election
Carlisle Sentinel: Carlisle Mayor William “Doc” Kronenberg fends off challenger
Roxbury News: Looking for Voter Turnout? Check Out Our Interactive Map.
York Daily Record: Split decision means it’s Flannelly vs. Platts in November for in York County judge
York Daily Record: Incumbent York Mayor Kim Bracey wins primary
York Daily Record: York County District Attorney Tom Kearney defeats challenger in primary
York Daily Record: Kevin Schreiber wins 95th House seat

NEPA
Times Leader: Griffith and Bednar pick up noms in controller races
The Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County voters want government study commission
Times Leader: Plymouth election results are in
The Times-Tribune: Courtright wins Scranton mayor primary
The Times-Tribune: Gibbons sails to victory in Lackawanna County judge primary race
The Times-Tribune: Rogan, Wechsler, Gaughan gain Democratic nod for city council
The Times-Tribune: Lackawanna County voters reject elimination of four row offices
News Item: Voters will be asked to show ID, but can refuse
News Item: Milbrand nabs Dem nomination

Lehigh Valley
Express Times: Lehigh Valley polls report slow voter traffic for primaries
Express Times: John Callahan wins Democratic primary race for Northampton County executive
Express Times: Easton’s Antonia Grifo says she took district judge nominations
Express Times: Longtime Easton Area School Board member Pat Vulcano Jr. loses primary
Express Times: Stockertown mayor: Charles Davis, Eric Wenzelberger headed for fall ballot
Reading Eagle: Boone board spares some program cuts, drops one tax hike
Morning Call: Ott takes GOP primary for Lehigh County executive
Morning Call: Incumbents among leaders in Saucon Valley race
Morning Call: For Northampton County judge, Jennifer Sletvold leads on both tickets
Morning Call: Two Lower Macungie incumbents fall in primary
Morning Call: With few votes to count, polls close
Morning Call: Francis Acosta wins nomination for Reading City Council president
Morning Call: Donchez wins tight Democratic primary for Bethlehem mayor

North by Northwest
Sun Gazette: New faces in mix for city council
Sun Gazette: 2 school boards to see races
Centre Daily Times: Bardo, Lachman set to settle race in November
Centre Daily Times: Wilson defeats Addis in Bellefonte mayoral race
Centre Daily Times: Democrats Daubert, Lafer and Myers and Republican Garis win nominations for State College Borough Council

Blogs
Keystone Politics: How Not to Pollute the Vote
Keystone Politics: Stop Posting Pictures of Your Ballot!
Pittston Politics: Kokura edges out Red on D, will square off against Mecadon in the fall
Bals Blog: Where Are All The Patriots?
2 Political Junkies: Peduto Wins.
Lu-Lac Political Letter: Election Recap – Primary 2013
Above Average Jane: Jeanne Sorg is Democratic Candidate for Ambler Mayor

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