York County row officers win re-election in uncontested races
Incumbents in five York County row offices listed on the ballot were re-elected Tuesday in uncontested races.
Brad Jacobs, the register of wills/clerk of orphan's court, and Barbara Bair, the treasurer, were each re-elected to a fifth term. Both were first elected to their posts in 1999.
Pam Lee, the prothonotary, and Don O'Shell, the clerk of courts, secured both secured fourth terms. They were first elected to office in 2003.
Richard Keuerleber won a second term in office as sheriff. He was first elected in 2007.
All five are Republicans. Row officers are elected to four-year terms.
Results: Jacobs, of West Manchester Township, received 42,968 votes, according to unofficial results from the York County elections office.
Bair, of Township received 43,055 votes and Keuerleber, of Dover Township, received 42,211 votes, according to the elections office.
Lee, of Springettsbury Township, received 42,855 votes and O'Shell, also of Springettsbury, took 42,407 votes, according to the results.
Keuerleber was the only row office candidate to face an opponent in the spring primary. But he easily staved off challenger Ben Grove, a North Hopewell Township police officer, to win the GOP nomination.
The county's four other row offices — district attorney, coroner, controller and recorder of deeds — will be on the ballot in the next municipal election in 2017.
In 2016, when the re-elected officials are sworn in, Jacobs will be paid $87,960 annually while Bair, Lee, O'Shell and Keuerleber will each be paid $81,061.
— Reach Greg Gross at email@example.com.