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Incumbents prevail on West York school board

Lynn Kohler, right, candidate for West York School Board, greets voters during Election Day at Shiloh Fire Co. in West Manchester Township, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Two new faces will be representing the West York Area school board if the unofficial, early results of Tuesday's election hold. Five seats total were up for grabs. 

Board Vice President Jeanne Herman received the most votes with 2,954. Newcomers Courtney Dennis and Brandy Shope received 2,863 votes and 2,814 votes respectively, according to unofficial results.

Board President Todd Gettys held on to his seat with 2,300 votes. So did board member Lynn Kohler, with 2,432 votes.

Six candidates were on the ballot — all cross-filing as Democrats and Republicans except Shope, who won a write-in campaign on the Republican ticket, and Joseph Sacripont III, who ran as a Democrat.

 Sacripont III failed to secure a seat. 

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A vocal group of residents disagreed with Gettys and Kohler earlier this year over issues such as bullying, communication and transparency — including some who had been active on social media about ousting the two candidates.

Courtney Dennis

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