It appears incumbent Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer will appear on the Republican ballot in November’s McKean County district attorney race.

Unofficial results indicate she received 2,699 votes — 56.32 percent — versus opponent Phil Clabaugh’s 2,090 votes — 43.61 percent.

There were three write-in votes on the Republican ticket.

“Obviously, I’m happy with the results of the election,” said Shaffer, who was grateful for everyone who came out to vote for her on Tuesday.

“I appreciate that my hard work was recognized by the voters and look forward to continuing my representation on McKean County,” she said.

No one ran on the Democratic ticket, but there were 473 write-in votes cast.

It was unclear Tuesday night whether any one person received enough write-in votes to appear on the Democratic ballot. It takes 100 votes to make it on the ballot.

Shaffer has practiced law in McKean County for 15 years, working as a partner in the law firm of Clarke & Shaffer LLP before becoming district attorney. She was elected district attorney in the November 2015 election.

Shaffer lives in Foster Township with her husband, Brian.

Clabaugh, a Kane resident, is the McKean County public defender.

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