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May 22, 2013

Primary 2013 Briefs: Voters stay home in droves

NEW CASTLE — Primary 2013 Briefs: Voters stay home in droves

Less than one-fifth of Lawrence County’s eligible voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary.

The Lawrence County Board of Elections reported that 9,291 — or 17.1 percent — of the 54,342 eligible voters turned out Tuesday.

In a corresponding election four years ago, 15,100 residents, or 24.15 percent, voted.

Perry OKs liquor referendum

Perry Township voters approved a referendum granting liquor licenses for the sale of liquor in the township.

Votes in favor were 207 and votes opposed were 108.

Some county, city candidates unopposed

Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa received 4,954 votes to win the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary.

Lamancusa, a Democrat, ran unopposed and is seeking his second four-year term.

Following are the results of other county, city and district judge candidates who were also unopposed on either Republican or Democratic ballots.

•Sheriff Perry Quahliero, a Democrat, had 4,792 votes. He is running for a third four-year term.

•Register and Recorder Janet L. Kalajainen, a Democrat, received 4,648 votes. She is seeking her ninth four-year term.

•District Judge Melissa A. Amodie had 458 votes on the Republican ballot and 1,648 votes on the Democratic ballot. She is seeking a third full six-year term.

•District Judge Scott A. McGrath had 701 votes on the Republican ballot and 623 votes on the Democratic side. He is seeking a second six-year term.

•City Treasurer Joseph Cardella, a Democrat, had 1,592 votes. Cardella is running for a fourth four-year term.

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