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Democrats in close race to see who will be on November ballot for Middletown council

Posted 5/21/19

There is a close race to see which Democrat will join three incumbents on the November election ballot for Middletown Borough Council.With 6 out of 6 precincts reporting, incumbent Ellen Willenbecher …

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Democrats in close race to see who will be on November ballot for Middletown council

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There is a close race to see which Democrat will join three incumbents on the November election ballot for Middletown Borough Council.
With 6 out of 6 precincts reporting, incumbent Ellen Willenbecher won with 211 votes, or 24.4 percent, followed by Angela Lloyd, the council president, at 192 votes, or 22.2 percent. Michael Woodworth, the council vice president, has 164 votes, or 19 percent. They will advance to the general election.
Two newcomers are battling it out for the fourth spot, and final, unofficial results make the race too close to call. Phyllis Dew (142 votes, 16.4 percent) leads Erin Blake (141 votes, 16.3 percent). There are 15 write-in votes.
There are only two Republicans running for for seats, so David Rhen (276 votes) and Richard Kluskiewicz (317 votes) are all but guaranteed to advance to November's election. There are 102 write-in votes on the Republican side.
There will be at least one new face on the council, as Robert Reid did not run for re-election.