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Sites still quiet about potential Middletown Borough Council run

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 6/19/19

In the race for Middletown Borough Council, former councilor Scott Sites hasn't said yet if he will accept a place on the ballot in November.

Sites, who served two terms on council before deciding …

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Sites still quiet about potential Middletown Borough Council run

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In the race for Middletown Borough Council, former councilor Scott Sites hasn't said yet if he will accept a place on the ballot in November.

Sites, who served two terms on council before deciding not to run again in 2015, earned a spot on the ballot by receiving 26 write-in votes in the May 21 primary.

Sites has until July 15 to let Dauphin County know if he will be on the ballot, county Elections & Voter Registration Director Gerald Feaser told the Press & Journal.

As of Monday, the county had not heard from Sites, Feaser said. Sites has also not responded to recent requests for comment from the Press & Journal.

Sites is one of two candidates earning a spot on the ballot by write-in votes cast by Republicans in the primary.

The other is incumbent Councilor Ellen Willenbecher, who also will be on the Democratic ballot.

Willenbecher has told the Press & Journal she will accept being on the Republican ballot in November.

The two other Republicans running, both of whom advanced in the primary, are Richard Kluskiewicz and former Councilor David Rhen.

Besides Willenbecher, the three other Democrats to be on the ballot in November are incumbent Council President Angela Lloyd and Vice President Mike Woodworth, and Phyllis J. Dew, who earned her spot by getting one more vote than fellow newcomer Erin Blake.

If Sites chooses not to run, that opens up a spot on the GOP side in November for Lloyd, who received 18 write-in votes from Republicans in the primary.

Woodworth received 15 write-in votes from Republicans — also enough to get him a spot on the GOP ballot — but only if both Sites and Lloyd reject the nomination.

Four seats are up this year on the seven-member council. At least one new face is guaranteed as incumbent Robert Reid is not running for re-election.