UPDATED: Skorupan, Mazzoni Re-elected to Cranberry Board of Supervisors
The victory is John Skorupan's third six-year term on the board and the second six-year term for Bruce Mazzoni.
“I’m very happy with the percentage that John and I got,” Mazzoni said when reached Tuesday night. “I think it just validates the direction we’re moving Cranberry in.”
Including Mazzoni and Skorupan, there were four Republican candidates vying for two six-year seats on the Board of Supervisors for the May 17 primary election. Since there were no Democratic candidates – barring a write-in vote campaign – Mazzoni and Skorupan will have an automatic victory in the fall’s general election.
With nine out of nine Cranberry voting precincts reporting, results from the Election Bureau show that Mazzoni took 37.51 percent of the votes, with Skorupan coming in a close second with 37.21 percent of the votes. Dave Steed came in a distant third with 12.46 percent of the votes, and Terrence Moore followed a hair behind with 12.43 percent of the votes.
All results are unofficial until the Butler County Bureau of Elections certifies them.
Steed who was campaigning in his first election, said he was pleased with his showing in the Tuesday’s primary.
“It was still fun. I learned a lot,” he said. “I thought I held my own pretty decently.”
An engineer who recently settled in Cranberry Township with his wife, Steed promised that residents would see more of him. He said he plans to run again for a spot on the township’s local government.
“I intend to be fully involved with my community and my neighborhood," he said. "And I’m not going anywhere.”
Skorupan said this would be his third and likely last term on the board.
“I want to thank Bruce and thank all the people who voted for us,” he said Tuesday evening.
The supervisors teamed up to run their re-election campaigns and had their names together on promotional materials. Skorupan added that he and Mazzoni spent hours one Saturday walking around the different neighborhoods and talking with residents. The duo also sent out mailing that emphasized their support and contribution to Cranberry Township’s comprehensive 25-year plan, which was designed with the township’s future growth in mind.
“We had a good turnout for walking the neighborhoods and a lot of support at the polls,” he said. “It was a good exercise in getting our message out to the citizens about what we’ve accomplished.”
Skorupan said that among those accomplishments is the township’s premier parks, below average tax rates and the quality of life that Cranberry residents enjoy.
“We’re very fortunate in Cranberry,” he said.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, Moore did not return a call for comment. Keep checking back with Patch for more elections results.