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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, May 17


Primary election results

• Endorsed candidates prevail in GOP judicial, school board races: In Warwick, Manheim Township, Hempfield and Elizabethtown Area school board races, social conservatives won against moderates in Republican primary races. (Source: LNP) Todd Brown, Shawn McLaughlin and Christina Parsons prevailed over incumbent Karen Maisano in the Republican primary for County Court judge; Maisano remains in the race on the Democratic ticket. (Source: LNP)

• City voters advance home rule: A referendum to form a home rule study commission passed by a 3-to-1 margin. (Source: WGAL) Meanwhile, the City Council candidates with party support prevailed over their challengers in the Democratic primary. (Source: LNP)

• Woods defeats incumbent Anater in clerk of courts primary: Woods will face Democrat Tara Ruby in the general election. (Source: LNP)

• Yoder, Hollister advance to general election: The two Democrats beat Janet Diaz and will face incumbents Josh Parsons and Ray D’Agostino. (Source: LNP)

• Democrats keep control of Pa. House: Heather Boyd’s victory in a special election preserved her party’s 102-101 margin. (Source: CBS 21)

• Carluccio beats McCullough in GOP Supreme Court primary: McCullough had sought to bar Pennsylvania from certifying the November 2020 election results (Source: WGAL)

• FULL RESULTS: For Lancaster County results, click here. For state results, click here.

Other news

• Hempfield students stage walkout: Ten students took part to protest the district’s pending library policy. (Source: LNP)

• ‘Keys to the City’ return: Music for Everyone has placed 19 painted pianos in Lancaster for the summer. (Source: ABC 27)

• Lebanon County holds ceremony for National Police Week: The event honored six local police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: GOP legislators override veto to ban abortion after 12 weeks in North Carolina. (Source: AP) Global warming to exceed 1.5 degrees centigrade by 2027. (Source: BBC News) Biden cutting trip short to focus on debt ceiling talks. (Source: ABC News) Florida Dept. of Education to interview students shown Disney movie with gay character. (Source: CNN) IRS creating free online tax prep system. (Source: NPR)