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Steve Miller, Janet Whitaker to join Ferguson Township supervisors

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.

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