Wanda Williams wins Harrisburg Democratic Mayoral nomination


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg is going to have a new mayor.

City Council President Wanda Williams defeated incumbent Mayor Eric Papenfuse along with three other candidates to claims the Democratic nomination for the Harrisburg Mayoral race.

With a total of 5,989 votes, here’s how the race went down:

  • Wanda Williams: 1734 (28.95%)
  • Eric Papenfuse: 1673 (27.93%)
  • Dave Schankweiler: 1284 (21.44%)
  • Otto Banks: 1207 (20.15%)
  • Kevyn Knox: 66 (1.10%)
  • Write In Candidates: 25 (0.42%)

Williams who was on the City Council for 16 years will most likely face the lone Republican candidate Timothy Rowbottom pending write-in votes.

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