Marsteller Wins Tax Collector Race; Watson Tops Voting

Marsteller Wins Tax Collector Race; Watson Tops Voting

Voters wait to be recognized in the township municipal building during Tuesday’s elections

SANATOGA PA – Incumbent Jennifer Marsteller handily won re-election Tuesday (Nov. 5, 2013) as Lower Pottsgrove tax collector, in what was the township’s only contested race during the 2013 general elections; and newcomer Shawn Watson was the top vote-getter in unopposed races for two Board of Commissioners’ seats, which also saw the return of incumbent James Kaiser.

The winners will be sworn into office during the board’s first meeting of January.

Marsteller, a Republican, was challenged by Democrat Nannette L. Glaze. With all four districts reporting and a total of 1,307 votes cast, Marsteller claimed victory by a more than 2-to-1 vote margin, according to unofficial results posted Wednesday morning (Nov. 6) by the Montgomery County Department of Voter Services.

Tallies reported in the tax collector race showed:

  • Marsteller, with 941 votes, or 72 percent of the total; and
  • Glaze, 366, or 28 percent.

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In the commissioners’ races, Watson received 1,150 votes or more than 59 percent of those cast, and Kaiser won 784, or more than 40 percent. Both are Republicans. Current incumbent Michael McGroarty lost his seat to Watson in the May Republican primaries.

Since then, Watson has been an avid student of Lower Pottsgrove government, and attended almost all township board meetings as a member of the audience.

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