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Editor’s Selections Edition For Political Junkies

The unofficial winner of the Montgomery County district attorney race, Kevin Steele

NORRISTOWN PA – There were a ton of political contests Tuesday (Nov. 3, 2015) on which western Montgomery County voters were asked to cast ballots. From a wide array of sources, here’s how they turned out.

Montgomery County District Attorney

Steele elected new Montco D.A.
Pottstown Mercury (Nov. 4, 2015)
Riding the wave of a Democratic sweep of county government, Kevin Steele, the second in command of the district attorney’s office handily defeated a former district attorney hoping for a comeback.

Steele tops Castor in contentious Montco D.A. race
Philadelphia Inquirer (Nov. 4, 2015)
Democrat Kevin Steele won election Tuesday as Montgomery County district attorney, halting Republican Bruce L. Castor Jr.’s bid to reclaim his old job in a race that drew national attention.

Montgomery County prosecutor wins vote that could lead to charges against Bill Cosby
WFMZ-TV Allentown (Nov. 3, 2015)
Democrat Kevin Steele will lead the office that’s reopened a 2005 sexual-assault complaint filed against Cosby. Prosecutors have until January to file charges in the 2004 encounter.

Montgomery County DA election to affect Bill Cosby inquiry
Norristown Times Herald (Nov. 3, 2015)
A Montgomery County election will likely influence whether Bill Cosby continues to be the subject of an investigation in an alleged 2004 sexual assault.

Montgomery County Commissioners

Shapiro, Arkoosh take Montgomery County commissioners race, Gale in apparent lead
Norristown Times Herald (Nov. 3, 2015)
As results for the Montgomery County commissioners race come in, incumbents Josh Shapiro and Val Arkoosh, both Democrats, are in the lead. Challengers Joe Gale and Steve Tolbert Jr. were battling it out for third place.

Commissioners race tears at Montco GOP
Philadelphia Inquirer (Oct. 31, 2015)
A bubbling feud in the Montgomery County Republican Committee burst to a full boil just days before the election, with commissioner candidate Joe Gale accusing party leaders of sabotage.

Montgomery County Sheriff

Kilkenny defeats Bono; plans to breathe new life into the Montgomery County sheriff’s department
Norristown Times Herald (Nov. 3, 2015)
There will be a new sheriff in town for the next four years as Democrat Sean Kilkenny defeated the current sheriff, Republican Russell Bono, in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s race Tuesday.

Montgomery County Register Of Wills, Clerk Of Courts, Controller, Prothonotary, Coroner, Recorder Of Deeds, Treasurer

Democrats sweep county row office posts in close races
Norristown Times Herald (Nov. 3, 2015)
With many row officers in Montgomery County facing competition on Election Night, it appeared Democratic candidates had swept the races as of press time.

Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

Risa Vetri Ferman, 2 others win 6-way race for judge in Montgomery County
WFMZ-TV Allentown (Nov. 3, 2015)
Democrats Dan Clifford and Todd Eisenberg also were elected.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Dougherty, Dems, sweep historic Supreme Court race
Philadelphia Inquirer (Nov. 4, 2015)
Democrats on Tuesday won all three open seats on Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, a stunning result in a historic race that could dramatically reshape the institution for years to come.

Pa. Supreme Court race gets national notice
Philadelphia Daily News (Nov. 3, 2015)
Tuesday’s election of three justices to the state’s seven-member Supreme Court is getting national attention on a couple of levels.

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