Kelly Henshaw is all but assured a return trip to the Red Lion council.

The incumbent was the leading vote-getter on the Republican ballot and will advance to the general election, accompanied by three challengers.

Joining Henshaw on his quest to fill four open seats are Zachary Zelger, Tony Musso and former councilwoman Cynthia Lutz Barley.

"I can work with these folks," Henshaw said. "I look forward to working with them in the future."

Henshaw led the pack with 224 votes while Zelger had 193, Musso finished close behind with 189 and Barley gained 186 votes, according to unofficial election results.

The quartet ousted incumbent Garby Snell, who had 127 votes, and four other challengers, from the November ballot. Two other incumbent were not seeking re-election.

Mayor: Mayor Steven Kopp was able to fend off a challenge by Walter Hughes, former chief of the now defunct Red Lion Police Department.

Kopp gained 209 votes compared to Hughes' 173, according to unofficial results.

Kopp and the council winners will run unopposed in the November general elections unless a Democrat won by write-in or an independent or third-party candidate files.

Musso said he's ready for the election and to take a seat on the council.

"I'm looking forward to working in the borough with everyone and keeping Red Lion a nice place to live," he said.

Barley was first elected to the council 2005. She did not seek re-election in 2009.


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Henshaw said he, too, is looking forward to continuing the work of the people.

"I want to continue to do what we've been, to make Red Lion a better place.

York Haven: With all 39 Republican votes counted, York Haven Mayor Keith Rode narrowly retained his seat against challenger Ryan Anderson.

Rode gained 21 votes, three more than 18 votes for Anderson, according to unofficial election results.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.