Newcomers Maranki, Frantz, Longacre and incumbent Odenwelder win; Erdo loses
Based on unofficial results in the Northampton County May 21 primary, and if the Nov. 5 election follows course, there may be three new faces on the Northampton Area School Board next year.
NASD school board Vice President Jane Erdo lost in her re-election bid for a third term, with newcomer Charles J. Longacre the primary victor.
Erdo was appointed to the NASD school board in 2005. She was elected and re-elected. She was also on the school board 1995-99.
Longacre is a consulting engineer for Forensic Engineering Sciences, Easton.
In Region 1, Roy J. Maranki is another primary-elected newcomer running for a seat held by longtime school board member Robert Koch, who didn't seek re-election.
In Region 2, Charles F. Frantz Jr. is the third newcomer because incumbent board member Cory Fenstermaker didn't seek re-election to a third term.
Frantz, owner of Frantz Trophies and Plaques, Northampton, is program director for the East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department.
Also, in Region 2, incumbent school Director Judy Odenwelder, seeking a second term, was re-elected.
Region 2 has two NASD school board representatives.
The school board candidates cross-filed.
Here are the results on the Republican primary ballot:
Maranki received 345 votes, or 99.71 percent, with one write-in vote, for a total of 346 votes cast.
Odenwelder received 287 votes, or 51.25 percent.
Frantz received 270 votes, or 48.21 percent.
There were three write-in votes for a total of 560 votes cast.
Erdo received 116 votes, or 28.36 percent.
Longacre received 292 votes, or 71.39 percent.
There was one write-in vote for a total of 409 votes cast.
Here are the results on the Democrat primary ballot:
Maranki received 368 votes, or 100 percent.
Odenwelder received 369 votes, or 49.93 percent.
Frantz received 365 votes, or 49.39 percent.
There were five write-in votes for a total of 739 votes cast.
Longacre received 272 votes, or 63.70 percent.
Erdo received 155 votes, or 36.30 percent, of 427 votes cast.