Petrosky And Shipley Win Election. All BOE Candidates Elected To Board.

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Published: November 3, 2015 @ 10:31 PM EDT

Unofficial results show that Joseph Petrosky has won to retain his seat as 2nd Ward Councilman and that Thos Shipley defeated Rich Templeton to become the 5th Ward Councilman.

Mr. Petrosky was appointed to council by the governing body in January when then 2nd Ward Councilwoman Charlene Storey became Councilwoman-At-Large after winning that election in 2014. Mr. Templeton was appointed to council in March after the resignation of Michael Yakubov and then switched political parties less than a week after his appointment from Republican to Democrat.

With a largely absent campaign – especially sign-wise – from Mr. Alfano, the election of Mr. Petrosky was not a surprise. In the 5th Ward, there was a huge campaign push from both candidates with respective campaign signs noticeable throughout the ward and the win from Thomas ‘Thos’ Shipley by 25 percentage points was much larger than many local pundits predicted; with most of them saying the race was too close to call.

The unofficial results, as of 10:30 p.m. are:

Candidate
Percentage
Count
Joseph Alfano (R)
24.19%
97
Joseph Petrosky (D)
75.31%
302
Personal Choice
0.5%
2
401
Candidate
Percentage
Count
Thomas 'Thos' Shipley (R)
62.36%
343
Richard G. Templeton, III (D)
37.64%
207
Personal Choice
0%
0
550

The Board Of Education (BOE) had three candidates running for three positions and all received over 500 votes each to be elected to the Board. 42 Personal Choice votes  – around 2.4% – were cast for the BOE election.

Candidate
Percentage
Count
Kevin Cancino
33.52%
589
Troy Gerten
32.78%
576
Sundjata Sekou
31.3%
550
Personal Choice
2.39%
42
1,757

All winning candidates will officially take office on January 1, 2016.