Conewago Elections

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Precinct Map
Conewago Township Polling Places:
1st Precinct - Township Building
3279 Old Hershey Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
2nd Precinct - University Music
3514 Elizabethtown Rd, Hershey, PA 17033

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2010 Primary Election: May 18, 2010, 7am-8pm


2010 General Election: Nov 2, 2010, 7am-8pm


2009 General Election:

Nov 3, 2009, 7am-8pm

Results as of 11/03/2009 9:00 pm.
2009 Conewago Township General Election
Conewago Township Supervisor
vote for one (6 yr term)
Candidate Pct1 Pct2 Tot Campaign
Spending
REPUBLICAN
Joel Buckley     (website)
209 (51%) 200 (56%) 409 (53%)   $576
DEMOCRAT
Galen H. Shelly
203 (49%) 158 (44%) 361 (47%) $3,091
Totals 412 (54%) 358 (46%) 770  
In a rematch of the 2003 fall election, the challenger Buckley defeated incumbent Shelly despite being outspent by more than 5 to 1.

2009 Conewago Township General Election
DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN
Conewago Township Tax Collector
vote for one (4 yr term)
Philip Tumminia 163 Philip Tumminia 472
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (6 yr term)
- Gary Painter 532
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (4 yr term)
- Galen Hitz (write-in)
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (2 yr term)
- -
Conewago Township Constable
vote for one (6 yr term)
- -
Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago Township & Londonderry Township
vote for one (4 year term)
Renae Palladino 155 Renae Palladino 496
Conewago Township Judge of Elections
Precinct 1 - vote for one (4 year term)
- Dolores Kuntz 314
Conewago Township Majority Inspector
Precinct 1 - vote for one (4 year term)
- Ruthanne Herr 272
Conewago Township Minority Inspector
Precinct 1 - vote for one (4 year term)
Carol Keinard 93 -
Conewago Township Judge of Elections
Precinct 2 - vote for one (4 year term)
- Carolyn Lynch 264
Conewago Township Majority Inspector
Precinct 2 - vote for one (4 year term)
- -
Conewago Township Minority Inspector
Precinct 2 - vote for one (4 year term)
- -

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    Application is due by Tue, Oct 27, but should be sent sooner.
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Dauphin Co. Election Bureau
2 South Second St.
PO Box 1295
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1295
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2009 Primary Election Results:

May 19, 2009, 7am-8pm
Vote totals updated June 4, 2009, 4pm
6/4/9 Election Update: In Tue, May 19 Primary Election, Joel Buckley wins Republican nomination for Township Supervisor. Latest count of write-in votes now show Galen Shelly wins Democratic nomination for Township Supervisor by 1 vote.
Conewago Township Supervisor
vote for one (6 yr term) - Galen Shelly - incumbent
 RepublicanDemocrat (write-in)D+R Tot
Candidate Pct1Pct2Tot Pct1Pct2Tot
Joel Buckley (website) 119 107 226 5 8 13 239 51%
Galen Shelly 107 107 214 8 6 14 228 49%
Totals 226 214 440 13 14 27 467
Joel Buckley will be the Republican nominee.
Galen Shelly will be the Democratic nominee.
Election Night Precinct Vote totals (as of 5/19/9) originally showed Joel Buckley winning Democratic write-in tally by 2 votes (13-11).
But County Election Bureau totals (as of 6/4/9) now shows Galen Shelly winning Democratic write-in by 1 vote (14-13).
Carolyn Lynch wins Precinct Two Judge of Elections over incumbent Bob Davis.
Philip Tumminia wins Republican nomination for Tax Collector by write-in vote.

Partial update as of 6/4/9
2009 Conewago Township Municipal Primary
Democrat Republican
Conewago Township Supervisor
vote for one (6 yr term) - incumbent: Galen Shelly
Joel Buckley (write-in) 13 Joel Buckley (website) 226
Galen Shelly (write-in) 14 Galen Shelly 214
Conewago Township Tax Collector
vote for one (4 yr term) - incumbent: Loren Bowen (apptd)
Philip Tumminia (write-in) approx 19 Philip Tumminia (write-in) approx 50
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (6 yr term) - incumbent: Joel Buckley
- Gary Painter 206
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (4 yr term) - incumbent: Gary Painter (apptd)
- -
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (2 yr term) - incumbent: Galen Hitz (apptd)
- -
Conewago Township Constable
vote for one (6 yr term) - vacant
- -
Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago Township & Londonderry Township
vote for one (4 year term) - incumbent: Renae Palladino
Renae Palladino 62(Con)
145(Con+Lon Tot)
Renae Palladino 208(Con)
505(Con+Lon Tot)
Conewago Township Judge of Elections
Precinct 1 - vote for one (4 year term) - incumbent: Dolores Kuntz
- Dolores Kuntz 133
Conewago Township Majority Inspector
Precinct 1 - vote for one (4 year term) - incumbent: Ruthanne Herr
- Ruthanne Herr 138
Conewago Township Minority Inspector
Precinct 1 - vote for one (4 year term) - incumbent: Carol Keinard
Carol Keinard 31 -
Conewago Township Judge of Elections
Precinct 2 - vote for one (4 year term) - incumbent: Robert Davis
- Carolyn Lynch 120
- Robert Davis 50
Conewago Township Majority Inspector
Precinct 2 - vote for one (4 year term) - incumbent:
- -
Conewago Township Minority Inspector
Precinct 2 - vote for one (4 year term) - incumbent:
- -

2008 General Election:

Nov 4, 2008, 7am-8pm

This information last updated 11/05/2008 09:00am with unofficial information from Conewago poll watchers.
President
vote for one (4 yr term) - George Bush - incumbent
PartyCandidate Pct1Pct2Tot
Democrat Barack Obama 260 (31%) 260 (35%) 520 (33%)
Republican John McCain 567 (68%) 467 (64%) 1034 (66%)
Independent Ralph Nader 6 (.7%) 5 (.7%) 11 (.7%)
Libertarian Bob Barr 5 (.6%) 3 (.4%) 8 (.5%)
Totals 838 (53%) 735 (47%) 1573

2008 Primary Election:

Apr 22, 2008, 7am-8pm

This information last updated with unofficial information from Dauphin County Elections and Conewago poll watchers.
President
vote for one (4 yr term) - George Bush - incumbent
PartyCandidate Pct1Pct2Tot
Democrat Barack Obama 87 (51%) 95 (59%) 182 (55%)
Hillary Clinton 82 (49%) 65 (41%) 147 (45%)
Total 169 160 329
Republican John McCain 139 (62%) 110 (60%) 249 (61%)
Ron Paul 48 (21%) 44 (24%) 92 (23%)
Mike Huckabee 32 (14%) 17 (9%) 49 (12%)
Total 225 183 408
Totals 394 (53%) 343 (47%) 737

2007 General Elections:

Nov 6, 2007, 7am-8pm

This information last updated 11/07/2007 09:00am with unofficial information from Dauphin County Elections and Conewago poll watchers.
2007 Municipal General Conewago Township

Conewago Township Supervisor
vote for one (6 yr term) - Jay Brandt - incumbent
PartyCandidate Pct1Pct2Tot
Democrat Joel Buckley (website) 85 97 183
Republican Jay M. Brandt 233 156 390
-Jason D. Parmer (write-in) 2 - 2
Buckley did not actively campaign in the General Election.
Long-time incumbent Jay M. Brandt has been re-elected.
The Precinct numbers were from poll-watchers. The totals from the County Election Bureau. There is a slight discrepancy.

Conewago Tax Collector
vote for one (2 yr term) - Tina Schuman (deceased) - incumbent
Write-ins29
Nancy Hitz 24, Loy 2, Rosenshine 1, Jason Parmer 1
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (6 yr term) - Jay Book - incumbent
Write-ins7
Galen Hitz 6, James Buck 1
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (4 yr term) - Galen Hitz - incumbent
Write-ins5
Elvin Hitz 1, Jay Book 1, Jason Parmer 1

Write-in totals are from the County Election Bureau. Individual numbers were from poll-watchers. There may be a slight discrepancy. Write-in candidates may decline election. In case of ties, a dice decides the election.
Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago Township & Londonderry Township
vote for not more than two (4 yr term)
Martin Siegel, Terry Whitmeyer - incumbents
Candidate Totals
Sara Gellatly 1197
Todd M. Kreiser 1249
Newcomers Sara Gellatly and Todd M. Kreiser have won both been elected to 4 yr terms on the School Board.

2007 Primary Elections:

May 15, 2007, 7am-8pm

This information last updated 05/17/2007 11:00am with unofficial information from Dauphin County Elections and Conewago poll watchers.
2007 Municipal Primary Conewago Township
Act 1 Lower Dauphin: Do you favor your School District imposing an additional 1.0% Earned Income Tax? The revenue generated from the tax will be used to reduce taxes on qualified owner occupied residential property and on qualified farm buildings by approximately $417. The current school district Earned Income Tax is .5%, and the combined municipal/school district rate is 1.0%. Vote Yes/No
- Con1Con2Con Tot LD Tot
Yes 81 60 141 1139
No 219 190 409 2415
The referendum was defeated.

Conewago Township Supervisor
vote for one (6 yr term) - Jay Brandt - incumbent
 RepublicanDemocrat (write-in)D+R Tot
Candidate Pct1Pct2Tot Pct1Pct2Tot
Joel Buckley (website) 73 77 150 15 14 29 179 31%
Jay M. Brandt 157 67 224 3 4 7 231 40%
Jason D.Parmer 58 95 153 7 5 12 165 29%
Totals 288 239 527 25 23 48 575
Long-time incumbent Jay M. Brandt will be the Republican nominee.
Joel Buckley will be the Democratic nominee.
The endorsed Republican candidate, challenger Jason Parmer failed to make the fall ballot.

Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago Township & Londonderry Township
vote for not more than two (4 yr term)
Martin Siegel, Terry Whitmeyer - incumbents
 RepublicanDemocrat
Candidate Con1Con2Lon1Lon2Lon3AbsTot Con1Con2Lon1Lon2Lon3AbsTot
Sara Gellatly 147 122 185 168 68 4 694 37 32 39 38 24 1 171
Todd M. Kreiser 161 142 138 83 28 7 552 33 30 29 22 13 2 129
Terry L. Whitmeyer 104 102 105 114 63 10 488 20 25 17 28 17 3 110
Newcomers Sara Gellatly and Todd M. Kreiser, have won both Republican and Democratic nominations. Long-time incumbent and endorsed Republican candidate Terry Whitmeyer has lost his bid for re-election.

Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (6 yr term) - Jay Book - incumbent
RepublicanDemocrat
--
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one (4 yr term) - Galen Hitz - incumbent
RepublicanDemocrat
--

2006 Elections:

Primary: May 16, 2006, 7am-8pm
General: Nov 7, 2006, 7am-8pm

2005 Elections:

Primary: May 17, 2005, 7am-8pm
General: Nov 8, 2005, 7am-8pm

This information last updated 05/18/2005 from county machine totals. Does not include write-ins.
2005 Municipal Primary Conewago Township
Conewago Township Supervisor
6 year term - (incumbent: John Rochat)
 RepublicanDemocrat
CandidatePct1Pct2TotPct1Pct2Tot
John Rochat 99 102 201---
Conewago Township Tax Collector
4 year term - (incumbent: Tina M. Shuman)
Tina M. Shuman 117 103 220---
Conewago Township Auditor
6 year term - (incumbent: W. Allen Keinard)
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Magisterial District Judge
12-02-03 Boro of Middletown and Royalton
and Township of Conewago and Londonderry
( 6 year term - (incumbent: David H. Judy)
David H. Judy 99 83 118831 20 451
Jeremiah Murray Hetes12 15 144---

Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago Township & Londonderry Township
4 year term - (incumbent: Renae Palladino)
 RepublicanDemocrat
Candidate Con1Con2Lon1Lon2Lon3Tot Con1Con2Lon1Lon2Lon3Tot
Renae M. Palladino 40 35 85 71 8 239 15 14 32 32 9 102
Linda Rambler 19 20 65 28 40 172 10 3 16 19 12 60
Todd M. Kreiser 46 36 23 45 8 158----- -
Irvette Timms 6 9 5 7 0 27 5 8 9 5 3 21
Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago Township & Londonderry Township
2 year term - (incumbent: Bobbi Butch)
 RepublicanDemocrat
Candidate Con1Con2Lon1Lon2Lon3Tot Con1Con2Lon1Lon2Lon3Tot
Bobbi J. Butch31316173620218814361086
Linda Rambler2915734336196982614966
Todd M. Kreiser354128328144----- -
Irvette Timms10131372453865224
It would appear that the incumbents have been renominated in all cases. One possible exception is the two year School Director Republican race, where Butch's 6 vote lead is small enough that Rambler could possibly pull off an upset with write-ins.

2004 Elections:

Primary: Apr 27, 2004, 7am-8pm
General: Nov 2, 2004, 7am-8pm

2003 General Election

This summary contains information only on township and school district elections. This information last updated 03/17/2004.

Unofficial results as of 11/04/2003 9:00 pm.
2003 Municipal General Conewago Township
Conewago Township Supervisor
vote for one (6 yr term) - John Graybill - incumbent
Party Candidate Pct1 Pct2 Tot
Democrat Joel Buckley (website) 122 (31%) 151 (53%) 273 (40%)
Republican Galen H. Shelly 276 (69%) 135 (47%) 411 (60%)
Totals 398 (58%) 286 (42%) 684

The other races were not contested.
2003 Municipal General Conewago Township
Conewago Township Tax Collector
(2 year term) vote for one
RepublicanDemocrat
Tina M. ShumanTina M. Shuman
Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one
RepublicanDemocrat
--
Conewago Township Constable
vote for one
RepublicanDemocrat
--
By write-in vote, Joel Buckley was elected to the positions of Township Auditor and Township Constable. One person can not hold those two positions at the same time. Buckley declined election as constable and accepted election as auditor.
Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago Township & Londonderry Township
vote for not more than two
RepublicanDemocrat
Anne E. GueninAnne E. Guenin
Terry L. WhitmeyerTerry L. Whitmeyer

2003 Primary Election

The primary election was May 20, 2003.
Official Results as of May 30, 10am

2003 Municipal Primary Conewago Township
Conewago Township Supervisor
vote for one (6 yr term) - incumbent: John Graybill
Candidate Republican Democrat D+R Tot
Joel Buckley (website) 119 27 146 30%
Galen Shelly 196 11 207 42%
Todd Kreiser 115 24 139 29%
Totals 430 62 492
Galen Shelly will be the Republican nominee, Joel Buckley will be the Democratic nominee.

Conewago Township Tax Collector
(2 year term) vote for one
CandidateRepublicanDemocrat
Tina Shuman194
Tina Shuman has won both Republican and Democratic nominations. The vote counts are only for the 1st precinct.

Conewago Township Auditor
vote for one
CandidateRepublicanDemocrat
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Conewago Township Constable
vote for one
CandidateRepublicanDemocrat
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Lower Dauphin School District School Director
Region One Conewago & Londonderry Townships
vote for not more than two
CandidateRepublicanDemocrat
Anne Guenin492139
Terry Whitmeyer440112
Herb Yerger, Jr.347n/a
Total1279251
The incumbents, Anne Guenin and Terry Whitmeyer, have won both Republican and Democratic nominations.

2002 Referendum

In November 2002, a referendum initiated by a petition was conducted to decide whether to increase the number of township supervisors from 3 to 5. Click here to see an article discussing the referendum from the October 23, 2002, Hershey Chronicle.

Click here to see a lengthy article discussing the merits of five vs. three supervisors provided courtesy of the Pennsylvania Township News, September 2001 issue. It is a 760 KB Adobe PDF file.


2002 General Conewago Township
Should two additional supervisors be
elected to serve in this township?
District Yes No Total
- Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Total
Yes 145 (25%) 212 (46%) 357 (34%)
No 446 (75%) 248 (54%) 694 (66%)
Total 591 (56%) 460 (44%) 1051

The referendum was defeated. The number of Supervisors in Conewago Township remains at three.


Previous Township Elections
2001 Supervisor General Brandt388Whitmeyer203
2001 Supervisor Republican Primary Brandt245Whitmeyer149
1999 Supervisor General Rochat392  
1999 Supervisor Republican Primary Rochat200Yerger137

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