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Write-in candidate wins heated Fairview supervisor race - abc27 WHTM

Write-in candidate wins heated Fairview supervisor race

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NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Fairview Township man who waged a write-in campaign against the township's fired police chief has been elected to a six-year term on the board of supervisors.

According to an unofficial count released by the township Thursday, John Jones received 1,217 of the 1,282 write-in ballots cast in the Nov. 5 election.

Former police chief Scott Hockenberry, who won the Republican primary and was the only name to appear on the ballot, received 1,160 votes.

The write-in votes will be finalized Nov. 25.

Hockenberry also lost this month to township supervisor Bob Stanley, who was appointed to the post last year and ran to complete the remaining two years on the term.

It was widely reported that Hockenberry was fired last November because he posted a photo on Facebook with his arm around a topless woman.

A website campaign to keep him off the board that fired him, however, cited numerous other reasons for his termination and encouraged voters to support Jones and Stanley.

 

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