Steve Miller, Janet Whitaker to join Ferguson Township supervisors

jvanderk@centredaily.comNovember 5, 2013 

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Janet Whitaker who is running or Ferguson Township Supervisor stumps outside the poll at Park Crest Terrace. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 is election day in Centre County and around the state of Pennsylvania.

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FERGUSON TOWNSHIP

Bill Keough lost his bid for re-election to the Board of Supervisors, as Steve Miller and Janet Whitaker took the most votes Tuesday.

Whitaker, a political newcomer and Republican, received 1,119 votes, or 36 percent, and Miller, a Democrat who served on the board previously, received 1,015, or 33 percent. Keough, a Republican, received 972 votes, or 31 percent.

Those figures are according to unofficial county results Tuesday night.

“I’m a bit stunned, but very excited,” Whitaker said.

In her travels to the polls Tuesday, she said she met a lot of community members, which was “fun,” and she said people asked good questions.

“I am excited about participating in this democratic process as a first-time candidate,” she said. “It’s thrilling and a little bit scary.”

Miller was out of town and received the news of his election from a reporter.

“I’m just glad to be back and look forward to doing what I can in the interest of Ferguson Township,” he said.

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

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