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Kropp Appears To Be Next Local Judge

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Edward Kropp Sr., a Pottstown police detective whose primary election campaign emphasized his law enforcement experience, appeared Tuesday (May 19, 2009) to have handily won both the Democrat and Republican primaries for judge in Magisterial District 38-1-12, which includes Lower Pottsgrove and part of Pottstown.

Volunteers work the polls Tuesday outside Berean Bible Church in Lower Pottsgrove.

Poll workers gather at Berean Bible Church in Lower Pottsgrove.

The twin victories virtually assure Kropp of winning election in November to the seat now held by retiring Judge John Durkin. Kropp’s opponents were Stephen Klotz, a home improvement contractor and Lower Pottstgrove Township commissioner, and G. Michael Shirey, a Collegeville PA police officer. Like Kropp, both also cross-filed on Republican and Democrat ballots.

Tables showing individual party results in the contest, made available early Wednesday (May 20, 2009) from the Montgomery County (PA) Board of Elections website, appear below. The top table, labeled “TOTAL,” is a compilation by The Sanatoga Post for purposes of reader comparison, and was not supplied by the county.

Results specific to Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township were not immediately available.

TOTAL – Magisterial District Judge 38-1-12
10 of 10 precincts, 100 % reporting
Under Votes 210
Over Votes 0
Vote Count Percent
Edward C. Kropp Sr. 1057 46.93%
G. Michael Shirey 504 22.38%
Steve Klotz 691 30.69%
Total 2252 100.00%

Democrat – Magisterial District Judge 38-1-12
10 of 10 precincts, 100 % reporting
Under Votes 140
Over Votes 0
Vote Count Percent
G. Michael Shirey 251 24.90%
Steve Klotz 280 27.78%
Edward C. Kropp Sr. 477 47.32%
Total 1,008 100.00%

Republican – Magisterial District Judge 38-1-12
10 of 10 precincts, 100 % reporting
Under Votes 70
Over Votes 0
Vote Count Percent
Edward C. Kropp Sr. 580 46.62%
G. Michael Shirey 253 20.34%
Steve Klotz 411 33.04%
Total 1,244 100.00%

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