LEWISTOWN - Two incumbent Republican commissioners and a high school basketball coach secured the three open spots for Mifflin County Commissioner, according to unofficial election results.
Republicans Mark Sunderland and Otis Riden secured 4,935 and 4,318 votes, respectively, while Democrat Kevin Kodish secured 3,045 votes, according to unofficial election results. Democrat R. Dennis Noble secured 2,367 votes, according to unofficial election results.
"First of all I would like to thank my family and thank my friends ... I thank all the voters who supported me," Sunderland said. "It is very humbling and I am also very honored that the voters have put faith in someone who works very hard for them every day.
"I'm honest and have integrity I am proud to represent the people of Mifflin County another four years," he added.
Kodish said he was very thankful to the voters of Mifflin County for the confidence they have put in him.
"It is very exciting to be elected as one of our county's leaders," Kodish said. "As commissioners, we must dedicate ourselves tot he revitalization of our county. It's time for Mifflin County to be proactive instead of reactive. There is much work to be done, and I look forward to a renewed team pursuit of greatness for Mifflin County. Moving one strategic step at a time, we can position ourselves to take advantage of significant opportunities."
Kodish said that the county must have fiscal integrity and be certain it is spending the tax dollars of our hard-working residents in the most efficient manner.
"Mifflin County can, and will, shine again," he added.
Riden said he was "elated" to win re-election and looked forward to continuing his service for the county.
"I want to thank all the people who came to vote today, especially those who voted for me. I plan on continuing to do the job I have been doing," Riden said.
The two candidates securing county auditor positions were Republicans Helen E. Kirk who secured 4,593 votes and James North Jr., who secured 4,705 votes, while Democrat Cynthia Knorr secured 2,241 votes, according to unofficial election results.
Mifflin County Coroner
Incumbent Daniel P. Lynch, who ran unopposed, won re-election as the county coroner securing 7,347 votes, according to unofficial election results.
Mifflin County Prothonotary
Tammy Stuck, who ran unopposed, secured 6,628 votes for the position of Mifflin County Prothonotary, according to unofficial election results.
Magisterial District Judge, District 58-3-01
Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller, who ran unopposed, secured 2,450 votes, according to unofficial election results. Miller serves Juniata Terrace Borough, Kistler Borough, Lewistown Borough Wards 1-5, McVeytown Borough, Newton Hamilton Borough, Bratton Township, Granville Township, Oliver Township and Wayne Township.