MIDDLEBURG - Michael T. Hudock, first assistant district attorney for Snyder County, won both the Republican and Democratic primaries for a seat on the Court of Common Pleas in Snyder County, winning 2,397 votes on the Republican ballot to Martin R. Wilson's 1,999 and 762 on the Democratic ballot to Wilson's 499, according to unofficial election results.
In the race for retiring Magisterial District Judge Willis Savage's seat, Lori R. Hackenberg defeated challengers Robert Steinberg and Bernadette Schwalm on both the Republican and Democratic ballots. In the GOP race, Hackenberg received 1,373 votes to Steinberg's 671 and Schwalm's 654; on the Democratic side, Hackenberg received 309 votes to Steinberg's 184 and Schwalm's 151, according to unofficial results with 14 of 15 precincts reporting. Hackenberg will run unopposed in the general election in November.
In an uncontested race for seats on the Midd-West School Board, incumbent board president Nancy Osgood Kroh and current member Victor L. Abate won both Republican and Democratic nominations, along with cross-filed newcomer Ronald E. Wilson. Shawn A. Sassaman and Corey L. Smith each won Republican nods and will compete in the general election, according to unofficial results with 11 out of 12 precincts reporting.
On the Republican ballot, Ronald E. Wilson led with 1,258 votes to Smith's 1,245, Sassaman's 1,233, Kroh's 1,190, and Abate's 1,092. On the Democratic ballot, Nancy Osgood Kroh narrowly led with 278 votes to Wilson's 237 and Abate's 233 according to unofficial results with 11 of 12 precincts reporting.
For county commissioner, Republican challenger Malcolm L. Derk and incumbent Joe Kantz each earned his party's nomination defeating another incumbent, Mark D. Strawser. Derk garnered 3,208 votes to Kantz's 3,148 and Strawser's 1,487, according to unofficial results with 24 of 25 precincts reporting.
On the Democratic ballot, the race was uncontested - challenger J. Steve Hoffman and incumbent Peggy Chamberlain Roup will square off with Derk and Kantz in the fall. Roup scored 893 votes to Hoffman's 726, according to unofficial results with 24 of 25 precincts reporting.
For county treasurer, deputy treasurer Debra A. Kratzer defeated Republican challengers Loretta Sprenkle and Mike Bolig, winning 1,826 votes to Bolig's 1,434 and Sprenkle's 1,333, with 24 of 25 precincts reporting. Kratzer will run unopposed in the fall to fill the seat being vacated by the retiring Gail Jones.
In the Republican race for prothonotary/clerk of courts, incumbent Teresa J. Berger easily defeated challenger Irene C. Harris, winning 3,590 votes to Harris's 1,024, according to unofficial results with 24 of 25 precincts reporting.
In uncontested Republican primaries, Joseph S. Reigle Jr. will advance to the general election for sheriff with 4,343 votes, Bruce Hummel won the coroner's race with 4,357 votes and appointed district attorney Michael Piecuch will go on to his first official contest for the position with 3,816 votes, according to unofficial results with 24 of 25 precincts reporting. All three candidates will be running unopposed in the fall.
For auditor, the two Republican candidates - Jeanne Weber and Willis Hackenberg - and the one Democratic candidate - Vickii Kepner - move on to the general election. On the Republican ballot, Weber led with 2,969 votes to Hackenberg's 2,830. On the Democratic ballot, Kepner won 816 votes, according to unofficial results with 24 of 25 precincts reporting.