election results

Washington Township

In Washington Township, Joe Grata secured the nod for Democratic Committeeman with 196 votes, while the Democratic Committeewoman nod is to be decided later as it is split between Jan Amorosso, Charisse Cramer, Cheryl Kozotowski, Kimberly Kozy, and Jamie McDivett each securing one vote each.

Representing Washington Township on the Republican Committee will be Melanie Stringhill Paterson , while the second seat will be a later face-off between Alvin Shipley and Joe Stinghill, who both received two votes each.

election results, School Board Elections

BVA School Board

  1. Michelle Calloway-Rodriguez – 2,323
  2. Joe Grata – 2,128
  3. Aaron J. Bialon – 1,688
  4. Kathleen Forte – 1,605
  5. Ronald C. Sotta – 1,444
  6. John Allen Habel III – 3
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Candidate List – BVA Schools

SCHOOL DIRECTORS – Belle Vernon School District
Belle Vernon Borough, Fayette City Borough, and Washington Township in Fayette County and North Belle Vernon Borough and Rostraver Township in Westmoreland County  
Four Year Term – Vote for Four  
Michelle Callaway-Rodriguez Michelle Callaway-Rodriguez  
Joe Grata Joe Grata  
Aaron J. Bialon Aaron J. Bialon  
Ronald C. Sotta Kathleen Forte
election results, School Board Elections

Challengers, incumbents secure Belle Vernon school board nominations

For seats on the Belle Vernon Area School District school board, voters in both parties saw to it that three incumbents and two new candidates will advance to the fall general election.

According to unofficial results from the election bureaus for Fayette and Westmoreland counties, and 100 percent of the precincts reporting as of Wednesday morning,

Democratic and Republican voters advanced incumbent school board president Joe Grata and current member Aaron J. Bialon.

Newcomer Michelle Callaway­-Rodriguez of Westmoreland County, who cross­filed for both parties, garnered the highest amount of votes with 352 total Republican votes in Fayette and Westmoreland counties, and 814 total Democratic votes in the same two counties.

Grata secured 296 Republican votes and 782 Democratic votes in both counties, while Bialon secured 292 Republican votes and 668 Democratic votes.

As of press time Tuesday, it was unclear who would secure the final advancement to the fall general election. However, unofficial results now show that Kathellen Forte, who secured 286 Republican votes in Fayette and Westmoreland counties, will advance on the Reublican ticket.

As for the Democratic ticket, incumbent Ronald C. Sotta, with 587 Democratic votes in both counties, will advance on that party’s ticket. Bids by newcomers Candice Saxberg and John Habel III were unsuccessful.