Incumbents retain seats on Howard council

crosenbl@centredaily.comNovember 5, 2013 

Four longtime incumbents on the Howard Borough Council kept their four-year seats Tuesday.

Philip Winchell, Leon Marshall, Clifton Corman and Carolyn Hollar beat out fellow council member John Gribble for the four seats.

Gribble, appointed to council to replace a member who stepped down, also ran unopposed for another two-year interim term.

Hollar, 85, received the most votes among the returning members with 76, according to unofficial results. She’ll serve a fifth term.

“I’ll try to do what I can to keep Howard a wonderful place to live,” she said.

Marshall, 79, the council vice president, received 75 votes for a seventh term. He was unavailable for comment.

Winchell, 67, council president, earned a 10th term with 73 votes.

“I can only say I’m humbled by the vote of confidence,” he said. “I certainly do look forward to serving the community.”

He said the next council will continue to make improvements on the borough’s water system.

With 70 votes, Corman, 49, faces his third full term, having first served two years as an appointed council member.

“If you’re going to live in a small community,” Corman said, “it’s nice to belong to something and do something while you’re there, rather than just be there.”

Chris Rosenblum can be reached at 231-4620. Follow him on Twitter@CRosenblumNews.

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