MIFFLINTOWN - The four county commissioner candidates who have unofficially secured a position on the ballot for the November general election are Democratic candidates Mark Partner and Teresa L. O'Neal, and republican candidates Jeffrey Zimmerman and Robert Reynolds.
It was a crowded field of candidates and Partner unofficially secured 1,233 votes, while O'Neal secured 1,522 votes. Steven Zeiders trailed the other two Democratic candidates with 1,053 votes.
Partner said he was excited about the possibility of serving as a commissioner again.
Partner said that if elected to the board he will always try to do what is best and what will benefit the most people.
"I'm pleased to have the possibility to serve the county again," Partner said.
Attempts to contact O'Neal for comment were unsuccessful.
Republican candidates Jeffrey Zimmerman secured 2,169 votes and Robert Reynolds secured 1,862 votes. The three remaining Republican candidates, Mark Wagner received 1,278 votes, Gary Tweedlie received 1,254 votes and Timothy Foltz received 1,240 votes.
Zimmerman said he was humbled by the opportunity to continue to serve on the board and he looked forward to working with Reynolds in the fall.
"I want to thank all the folks who make the elections possible, I certainly appreciate their efforts," Zimmerman said.
Reynolds said he was very pleased with the outcome of the vote.
"I'm very thankful for those who voted for me and the people who worked hard for me on the campaign," Reynolds said.
Among Juniata County Auditor Democratic candidates, Laura Cunningham unofficially secured 1,435 votes, David Stetler secured 1,126 votes and R. Edward Rozell secured 386 votes. On the Republican side, Miriam Anstine secured 3,124 votes, while Nancy Phelan secured 2,545 votes.
Juniata County District Attorney Cory Snook, who ran unopposed on the Republican ballot secured 4,067 votes.
Juniata County Prothonotary Lori A. Ferry, who ran unopposed on the Republican ticket secured 4,084 votes.
Juniata County Coroner Lee E. Snyder, who ran unopposed on the Republican ballot secured 4,116 votes.
Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline Leister also ran unopposed as a cross-filed candidate. Leister secured a combined 2,876 votes.