Bucks County voters came out in force yesterday to the benefit of Republican candidates, especially at the county level.
Republicans swept the county level races including judge for court of common pleas, district attorney, and sheriff.
More than 187,000 ballots have been counted for a turnout rate of over 39 percent. This is high for an off-year election.
Stephen Corr will be the next addition as a judge to the bench for the Court of Common Pleas. Corr defeated Tiffany Michelle Thomas-Smith by about 6.5 points.
Incumbent DA Matt Weintraub won by 17 points to keep his office and beat challenger Antonetta Stancu. In another closely watched race, Fred Harran beat Democrat Mark Lomax for sheriff by seven points.
“Thank you for placing your trust in me, I’m truly honored to have your support,” said Harran on Facebook. “The safety of you and your family will be my top priority as Sheriff. The residents of Bucks County deserve Safety and Exceptional Service, and nothing less!”
Pamela Van Blunk defeated Neale Dougherty to be the next county controller, while Dan McPhillips ousted Robin Robinson for Recorder of Deeds. Coleen Christian beat Prothonotary Judi Reiss.
For district judges, Newtown’s Michael Petrucci will keep his seat. Former Bristol Township cop Terry Hughes will be the next judge for the courthouse near five points in Levittown.