Two Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates will face off in the fall general election for McKean County commissioner, for which three seats are open.
According to unofficial results released Tuesday, incumbent Clifford Lane was the top vote-getter on the Democratic ballot with 821 votes, while Kortney Regis received 812 tallies.
On the Republican ticket, where three candidates were seeking two nominations, it appears that incumbent Carol Duffy and Thomas Kreiner will continue on to the general election. Duffy received the most votes at 2,863, while Kreiner garnered 2,661 votes.
Not making the ballot was Brett Morgan, who earned 1,528 votes.
A 2018 graduate of Mansfield University, Regis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in public relations.
During her senior year, she interned for Wojdak Government Relations, the largest contract lobbying firm in Pennsylvania. Later, Regis became a graduate intern for the firm.
In August, Regis started working for Zippo Manufacturing Company in Bradford as their event marketing coordinator.
Lane was first elected county commissioner in 2004 and has served for three terms. He has served on the board of the Bradford Airport Authority for 12 years, nine of which were as chairman; is chairman of the board for the Department of Human Services and the county’s blight review committee; is a 16-year member of the board for the county conservation district and is currently treasurer/ secretary.
A lifelong resident of Smethport, Duffy and her husband Roy co-owned and operated a construction and trucking company for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a degree in business management and a concentration in accounting.
She has 19 years’ experience on the Smethport School Board and eight years as vice-president on the Intermediate Unit Nine Board.
Kreiner was born and raised in Bradford, graduated from Bradford Central Christian High School and continued his education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy.
As a registered pharmacist, he worked for Rite Aid Pharmacy in Kane, Tops Pharmacy in Bradford and as pharmacy director at Bradford Regional Medical Center. He served as Hamlin Township supervisor for 11 years, has been an active member of the Hamlin Township Volunteer Fire Department, where he is a past chief and currently serves as treasurer and a director, as well as treasurer of the Firemen’s Relief Association.
He continues his volunteer community service as an emergency medical technician with the Mount Jewett Area Ambulance Association and is president of the organization’s board of directors.