Chairman Gleason Congratulates Anne Covey On Commonwealth Court Victory

Republicans Take Majority Control Of 12 County Courthouses

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the results of the 2011 Municipal Elections:

“Tonight Republicans earned huge wins across our Commonwealth. Voters across Pennsylvania elected the most qualified and experienced candidate to the Commonwealth Court: Anne Covey. I am confident that Anne will serve with honor and distinction by bringing her integrity and incredible work ethic to the bench,” Chairman Rob Gleason said.

“I also commend Vic Stabile for running a hard fought and vigorous campaign and for diligently bringing his conservative vision for Pennsylvania’s judiciary to voters across our Commonwealth.

“In addition, I also congratulate our numerous Republican candidates at the local level who are celebrating tonight. We are extremely proud to have expanded our Republican majority in thirteen county courthouses, to include the following pick-ups:

  • Doug McLinko, Daryl Miller — Bradford County
  • Mark Wissinger, Doug Lengenfelder — Cambria County
  • Wayne Nothstein, Thomas Gerhard — Carbon County
  • Steve Dershem, Chris Exarchos — Centre County
  • Jeffrey Snyder, Pete Smeltz – Clinton County
  • Dan Freeburg, Janis Kemmer — Elk County
  • Basil Huffman, Norman Wimer — Forest County
  • Dan Vogler, Bob Del Signore – Lawrence County
  • John Lechner, Matt McConnell – Mercer County
  • John Moyer, Charles Garris — Monroe County
  • Frank Staudenmeier, George Halcovage — Schuylkill County
  • Mike Giangriego, Alan Hall — Susquehanna County
  • Chuck Anderson, Tyler Courtney — Westmoreland County

“I would like to personally thank State Party members and volunteers who went to work talking to their neighbors, stuffing envelopes, making phone calls and knocking on doors to support our Republican teams. It is clear that we still have the best grassroots network in Pennsylvania and they continue to deliver victories.”