Keuerleber wins Republican nod for York County Sheriff


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York County Sheriff Rich Keuerleber handily staved off a challenge from one of his former deputies, the man who ran against him in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Keuerleber, who is in his second term, received 14,142 votes, or nearly two-thirds of the vote, with 100 percent of the votes counted, according to unofficial results from the York County Department of Elections and Voter Registration.

Challenger Benjamin Grove, a North Hopewell Township police officer, took 7,216 votes, according to the results.

Keuerleber thanked supporters Tuesday night at a post-election party held at Stone Grille & Taphouse and co-hosted with Republican York County Commissioner candidates Chris Reilly and Kelly Henshaw.

In 2011, Grove was acquitted of two counts of simple assault and a single-count of summary harassment, but he was forced to resign his job with the sheriff's office.

The charges stemmed from an incident that happened earlier that year when Grove, who was off duty at the time, pointed a handgun at teenager who had been doing doughnuts at a North Hopewell Township park. His record has been expunged.

Uncontested: Keuerleber was the only incumbent York County row officer to face a challenger in Tuesday's election.

Clerk of Courts Don O'Shell, Treasurer Barbara Bair, Prothonotary Pam Lee, and Register of Wills Bradley Jacobs were uncontested on the Republican ballot.

They, along with Keuerleber, will win re-election in November unless someone runs a successful write-in campaign.

Each office carries a 4-year term.

Starting in 2016, Bradley's salary will be $87,960. The other row officers are paid $81,061 yearly.

The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.

— Reach Greg Gross at