Daubert, Lafer, Myers take State College council seats

jvanderk@centredaily.comNovember 5, 2013 

STATE COLLEGE — Democrats Tom Daubert, Theresa Lafer and Evan Myers earned the three available seats on the Borough Council, according to unofficial county election results Tuesday night.

Daubert, an incumbent, received 1,925 votes (30 percent), Myers received 1,769 (28 percent) and Lafer received 1,710 (27 percent).

Republican Rick Garis received just 960 votes, or 15 percent.

Daubert serves on the council, and Lafer served one term previously. Myers is the chairman of the borough Planning Commission. Garis has, unsuccessfully, run for council several times before and is a former police officer.

“I’m happy I got another term and can work on all the projects I’ve talked about,” Daubert said. “I think things will go well.”

Another term will give Daubert 24 years on the council.

“I have lots of energy to do that right now,” he said.

Myers will leave the Planning Commission and is seeking other residents to step up and serve there.

“The day’s been great,” he said. “I appreciate the confidence of the voters. I’m looking forward to the challenge and am ready to move a number of different things in January.”

Lafer said it feels good to return to the council and, like Daubert and Myers, looks forward to getting to work on borough issues.

“There’s an awful lot that we’ve been working on and I’m happy to continue working,” she said. “So I’m looking forward to it.”

Jessica VanderKolk can be reached at 235-3910. Follow her on Twitter @jVanReporter.

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