2021 Municipal Election Recap

According to the unofficial totals on co.greene.pa/us/elections, 8,227 people out of a total of 22,007 registered voters voted in the municipal election in Greene County resulting in a turnout of 37%.The process of certifying the results began on Nov. 8 with the first signing of the official computation. The second signing will take place on Nov. 15 at 9 A.M.

There were a number of uncontested races on the ballot, and those can be found below:

Greene County-

  • Judge of the Court of Common Pleas- Jeff Grimes
  • Coroner- Gene Rush
  • Sheriff- Marcus N. Simms

Borough of Waynesburg

  • Mayor- Ron Rose
  • Tax Collector- Deborah Rohanna
  • Four Year Council Member Waynesburg Precinct 1- Benjamin D. Humble
  • Two Year Council Member Waynesburg Precinct 2- Laura Johnson
  • Four Year Council Member Waynesburg Precinct 3- Darwin Fitch
  • Judge of Elections Waynesburg Precinct 2- Ellen Zimmerman
  • Judge of Elections Waynesburg Precinct 3- Cristy Wise

There were two contested races in the borough of Waynesburg. According to unofficial results on co.greene.pa/us/elections, the race for a four year term as the council member from Waynesburg’s second precinct was separated by five votes, and the top two candidates will be elected to office. Jessica Cole (D) is in the lead with 66 votes, and Dr. Lawrence Stratton (R) finished in second place with 62 votes. Miles A. Davin, Jr. (D) came in third with 61 votes, and there were two unspecified write-in votes. 

Wayne A. Knisely III (D/R) finished in first place in the race for school director of Central Greene with 354 votes, and Jay Riggenbach (D/R) came in second with 308, according to unofficial results. There were 25 unspecified write-in votes in that race. Because there were two seats to be filled in that race, both candidates were elected in the race.

Republican judicial candidates in the statewide races were successful in Greene County. Kevin Brobson (R) garnered 4,819 votes compared to Maria McLaughlin”s (D) 3,011 in the race for Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Statewide, Brobson holds a lead of 32,000 votes in that race, according to electionreturns.pa.gov. 

Meanwhile, Megan Sullivan (R) earned 5,106 votes against Timika Lane’s 2,634 in the race for Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Sullivan holds a 210,000 vote lead statewide in that race.

There were four candidates on the ballot for the race for Judge of the Commonwealth Court:

  • Lori A. Dumas (D)
  • David Lee Spurgeon (D)
  • Stacey Marie Wallace (R)
  • Drew Crompton (R) 

The top two candidates will be elected in that race. Both Republican candidates won more than 4,000 votes in Greene County, but the race remains close statewide, and Wallace has a 55,000 vote lead. Dumas is in second place, but Crompton trails by fewer than 16,000 votes, or 0.3%. According to ballotpedia.com, a margin of fewer than 0.5% automatically triggers a recount in statewide races in Pennsylvania.

The Yellow Jacket Print Newspaper is back for a Special Fall 2021 Edition.

Pick up your copy around campus Friday, December 3! Copies will also be available at select locations around the community. Happy holidays and happy reading!