Incumbent York County Councilman Joe Cox will not return to his seat on council in January following a narrow loss to political newcomer and financial planner Robert Winkler in the county council district three primar Tuesday.
Winkler captured 52 percent of the GOP vote and will face democrat Steve Love in the November 4 General Election.
“It’s been a good race — good and clean — and it’s been a long day, tight, but in the end we pulled it out.”
The race for York County Council District 5 was a landslide victory for political newcomer Christi Cox. Cox won with 73 percent of the vote and succeeds longtime York County Councilman Curwood Chappell who retires at the end of his term in December.
But the race between Cox and opponent Marty Taylor wasn’t as clean. Cox posted photos of vandalized campaign signs discovered in her district where someone had spray painted the word “Kill” above Cox’s name.
“I was very disheartened to see them but at the same time it emboldened me to work harder,” Cox said
Longtime Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey retains his seat and avoids a runoff in a three-way race. Roddey beat challengers Wanda Stringfellow and Randall Marsh for the seat with 56 percent of the vote.