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All Palisades school board candidates prevail in primary


In the Palisades School District, with three candidates vying for two seats in two of the district’s three regions, all survived for the November General Election, with third place finishers in each party tallying close to the second place finisher three out of four times. The exception was on the Democratic side in Region II.

In Palisades Region II, covering Durham and Nockamixon townships and Riegelsville Borough, Karen Beerer and Saul Ramos prevailed over Kathleen Gentner on the Democratic side, 47 percent to 43 percent to 10 percent, while Gentner prevailed over Beerer and Ramos on the Republican side, 37.7 percent to 31.3 percent to 30.9 per cent.

In Palisades Region III, which covers Springfield, Betsy Nilsen and Walt French prevailed over Linda S. Wenhold on the Democratic side, 43 percent to 31 percent to 26 percent, while Wenhold prevailed over Nilsen and French on the Republican side, 62 percent to 20 percent to 18 percent.

At Palisades High School, Gentner supporter Tom Cochrane offered his own version of ballots for each party (Herald, May 16). Poll workers from both parties complained the ballots were “not the real ones, not official,” and contacted the office of state Sen. Steve Santarsiero.

Bucks County Constable Lance Fisher examined Cochrane’s literature and relayed it to county election officials, who determined Cochrane had the right to distribute the material, paid for by a political action committee (PAC) named Just Concerned Citizens.

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