Indiana Township District 4 supervisor race determined by one vote

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 11:41 AM


The race for Indiana Township District 4 Supervisor appears to have come down to one vote.

By a razor-thin margin, Democratic newcomer Sarah Hertweck edged out Republican incumbent Daniel Taylor, according to unofficial results by the Allegheny County Elections Bureau.

Hertweck earned 201 votes to Taylor’s 200.

Taylor, a board member for two decades, declined to comment but said he would post something in the next township newsletter.

He will not seek a recount, Taylor said.

Results will be certified by the county in the coming weeks.

Hertweck was not immediately able to be reached for comment. She is a fifth-generation resident of the township who has longed to be part of municipal government, she said previously.

Her priority is open communication, Hertweck has said.

Elsewhere, in District 1, Republican incumbent Paul Jorgensen retained his seat against a challenge by Democrat Anthony Miga. Tallies were 173 for Jorgensen and 136 for Miga.

Jorgensen said previously that his priority will be preparing for increasing demands on residential development. The board needs to update its subdivision and land development ordinance in order to protect the township’s ambiance, he said.

Other races in the township were not contested.