Hutchings ready for round two of mayoral campaign

Oct 5, 2017

A second round of borough mayoral campaigning is heating up.

In Tuesday’s election, Charlie Pierce and Linda Farnsworth-Hutchings were the top two vote getters. Hutchings says that was anticipated, with former borough mayor Dale Bagley coming in a not-too-distant third and splitting the vote.

“I am glad that I am in the runoff and I think that the absentee and the early votes will probably not change the figures much. So I’m just looking forward to the rest of the race. I’m excited about it.”

She says some of the decisions made on the various ballot propositions could make things a little more difficult for the next administration. Voters shot down a call for bonds to pay for heating and ventilation upgrades at the borough building. Same for the call for a bump in the sales tax cap to help balance the borough budget.

“I’m still looking forward to looking for efficiencies and I think with the revenues we took in this summer in sales tax and the fact that we have our property taxes, I’m just looking forward to looking at everything very closely and I think we will be fine. I’m not a gloom and doom person.”

Polls are open for the runoff at 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 24th. Absentee ballots will be available on the 16th.