AP NEWS

Snyder retains seat in Stonycreek primary

May 22, 2019

Incumbent Jason Snyder won the Republican nomination in his attempt to retain his Stonycreek Township supervisor seat on Tuesday.

Snyder faced Roger Brant and Dean Zolla in the Republican primary Tuesday, Based on unofficial results, Snyder, 41, received 334 votes with one precinct reporting. No one was running in the Democratic primary.

Snyder has served the board since 2008, helping to install the township’s sewer system and acquire funding to maintain the township’s roadways. Snyder said he thanks the residents of Stonycreek Township for a large turnout, with the township having 537 votes cast in the unofficial results. “I’m thankful for all the voters that came out to support me,” he said.

Snyder added that he also wanted to thank all of the Democrats who wrote his name in for the supervisors slot. Based on unofficial results, there were 53 write-in votes for Stonycreek township supervisor.

Now the supervisors chairman, Snyder said he wants to continue the work the supervisors started, and to keep the township moving in a positive direction.

Snyder said he hopes to always do what’s best for the municipality. “We’re on the right track,” he said. We have a good budget, (and) we’re always in the positive. We don’t have to raise taxes, and try to do more with less, basically.”

Zolla, who received 192 votes, declined to comment at length about the race when called by the Daily American Tuesday night.

“The majority of people voted for him,” he said.

Zolla said he ran for township supervisor to give residents more of a choice, and to give residents a say in what was happening in the municipality. Zolla wanted to change meeting times back to 7 p.m., rather than 2:30 p.m.

“I think they should be in the evening, so more people could attend,” he said.

Brant, who received 11 votes, was not able to be reached by the Daily American before press deadline.

Snyder said he appreciated running in a clean race with both Zolla and Brant.

“I wish them both the best of luck,” he said.

The General Election is Nov. 5.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press.All rights reserved.