DA Tom Kearney gets enough write-ins for Democratic nomination

Incumbent Republican Tom Kearney won the Republican nomination for York County District Attorney in the May 21 primary.

He also got enough write-in votes to be the Democratic nominee, according to unofficial write-in totals from York County’s elections office.

“I think it’s wonderful that the people of both parties have made a decision to support my nomination as district attorney,” Kearney said Thursday. “I consider my office an office of all the people, and not just one party.”

Kearney received 720 Democratic write-in votes, compared to Leslie’s 430 Democratic write-in votes. The threshold was 250.

Kearney said his campaign encouraged the write-in votes, because they thought Republican Korey Leslie was doing the same. Kearney received both nominations in 2009, when he defeated longtime incumbent Stan Rebert.

Nikki Suchanic, director of elections and voter registration, said preliminary certification will take place Monday. Final certification will take place June 10, she said.

The write-in list includes  a tie for Newberry Township supervisor between David Cantrell and Sherilyn Kanyuck.  This office was a vote for two, Suchanic said.

William Toothaker was the top Democratic write-in winner, followed by Cantrell and Kanyuck.  The tie will be broken through a drawing of lots at the county’s board of elections meeting on June 10.

Suchanic said none of the write-in candidates defeated someone who was on the ballot. Most of them were candidates seeking to secure nominations from both parties, she said.

The list does not include write-in winners for judge of elections or inspector of elections.

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About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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