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Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick Jr. lost in his bid for reelection Tuesday to newcomer Jeff Mitchell, 3,072-2,579.

Mitchell, a Democrat, had waged a quiet campaign during the summer and fall and apparently was the recipient of a current of disenchantment with the sitting DA who had created a media frenzy after threatening to bring suit against 16 teens for having inappropriate content on their cell phones.

Three of the teens, backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, challenged Skumanick for his tactics.

In addition to getting a new DA, the county will also have a new president judge as Russell Shurtleff was elected to the office being vacated by Brendan Vanston. Shurtleff received 5,203 votes and his election come January will leave a vacancy of Magisterial District Judge in the eastern third of Wyoming County.

Some 5,868 ballots were cast out of 17,046 registered voters for a voter turnout of 34.42 percent.

The Results:

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas:

Russell Shurtleff 5,203

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Coroner:

Thomas Kukuchka 4,983

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District Attorney:

Jeff Mitchell 3,072

George Skumanick Jr. 2,579

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Jury Commissioner:

Thelma Shebby 1,876

Richard Ferguson 3,577

Treasurer:

Darlene Marshall 4,816

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Magisterial District Judge:

Carl Smith 2,110

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Braintrim Twp. Supervisor:

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Clinton Twp. Supervisor:

Ward Vail 210

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Eaton Twp. Supervisor:

Paul Rowker Jr. 323

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Exeter Twp. Supervisor:

Richard Wilbur 99

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Factoryville Boro 1 Council

Daniel Engler 55

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Factoryville Boro 2 Council

William Edwards IV 62

Charles Wrobel 53

Christopher Bergey 55

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Factoryville Mayor

Gary Evans 133

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Falls Twp. Supervisor:

Eugene Dziak 93

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Forkston Twp. Supervisor:

George Kraus 61

Paul Goodwin 40

Laceyville Boro Council:

Donald Vandemark 66

Timothy Shotwell 63

Richard Rodgers Jr. 65

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Laceyville Boro Council

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Laceyville Mayor

Kenneth Patton 58

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Lemon Twp. Supervisor

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Mehoopany Twp. Supervisor

Neal Winermute 172

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Meshoppen Boro Council

Jack Vaow 39

John Bunnell 32

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Meshoppen Boro Council

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Meshoppen Twp. Supervisor

John Benninger 110

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Monroe Twp. Supervisor

James Barna 205

Walter Derhammer 240

Nicholson Twp. Supervisor

Joann Ritter 133

Marshall Decker 115

Nicholson Boro 1 Council

Frederick Swingle 34

Dawn Bell 39

Stephen Coleman 36

Nichoson Boro 2 Council

Garrett McCracken 67

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Nicholson Mayor

Ann Marie Aylesworth 107

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North Branch Twp Supervisor

Joseph Solanick 43

Northmoreland Twp Supervisor

Clinton Kyttle 168

Nick Rusinko 160

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Noxen Twp Supervisor

Carl Shook 117

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Overfield Twp Supervisor

Thomas Drake 149

J. Jeff Jerome 168

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Tunkhannock Boro 1 Council

Robert Robinson 73

Tunkhannock Boro 2 Council

Ruby Sands 129

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Tunkhannock Boro 3 Council

Joseph Myers 83

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Tunkhannock Boro 4 Council

Carlton Williams Jr 69

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Tunkhannock Mayor

Norman Ball 250

John Belcher 232

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Tunkhannock Twp Supervisor

Randy White 724

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Washington Twp Supervisor

Terry Puterbaugh 111

Wayne Allen 198

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Windham Twp Supervisor

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Elk Lake Region 5

Arden Tewksbury 112

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Lackawanna Trail Region 1

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Lackawanna Trail Region 2

Judith Johnson 139

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Lake-Lehman Region 1

Kevin Carey 186

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Tunkhannock Area Region 1

Angelo Sabvbatini 462

Stephen Colley 847

Donald Nowels 783

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Tunkhannock Area Region 2

Martin Migliori 1,251

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Tunkhannock Area Region 2

William Kropa Jr. 969

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Tunkhannock Area Region 3

Robert Parry III 916

Mick Cronin 935

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Wyalusing Area Region 3

Larry Franklin 241

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Wyalusing Area Referendum

Yes 104

No 133

Wyoming Area at large

John Marianacci 66

John Bolin 67

John Lanunziata 62

Michael Aufiere 58

Francis Casarella Jr 63

Gil Dominick 53

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