A solid night for Cumberland Democrats

 

Hampden Township, Cumberland County – Cumberland County Democratic Chairman Michael Fedor spent Election Night with the East Pennsboro Democratic Club as they watched their slate of candidates recapture the majority on the township board of commissioners and still await final results in the East Pennsboro School Board race that could be Democrats back in control of the District’s board.

“My job as county chair is made easier when we have slates of talented, well-qualified candidates working together to win. I’m looking forward to supporting them as they get to work leading for this vital West Shore community,” said Fedor after learning of the wins Tuesday night.

Minutes after it was apparent there had been big wins in East Pennsboro, Fedor received word that Democrat Tim Scott had made history in Carlisle, being the first registered Democrat elected mayor there in decades and the first African American mayor of Carlisle.

“Scott is a leader; the residents of Carlisle are lucky to have him. I know he’s going to be working hard to lead Carlisle in new directions and in pursuit of new opportunities. I can’t wait to get to work supporting Tim in his endeavors,” said Fedor after speaking with Scott via phone.

Democrats also won 2 of the 3 seats up for grabs on Borough Council in Carlisle.

Cumberland County Democrats also appear to have unseated the Camp Hill Tax Collector with Democratic County Committee Woman Diane Neiper. Democrat Gwen Browning appears to have won re-election on Camp Hill School Board, and Carl Schultz won re-election to Borough Council.

“Exciting things are happening in Camp Hill. I think you are going to see Democrats make real gains with an agenda of hard work in Camp Hill. We are working to turn Camp Hill blue in 2014,” said Fedor.

Democrats have also won two seats on Shippensburg Area School District, two seats on Shippensburg Borough Council – including the election of CCDC Vice Chairman John Alosi to the council – and re-elected Mayor Bruce Hockersmith in Shippensburg.

Recapping the night, Fedor was energized by the results, saying he thinks “after all the votes are counted, we will see that more Democrats turned out to vote in 2013 than in 2009, and that the Cumberland Democrats made substantial gains towards being a leading force for justice, peace, and shared prosperity in Cumberland County.”

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