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Speck Wins Mayoral Race In Close Phoenixville Contest

Turnout played critical role in tight race

Speck Wins Mayoral Race In Close Phoenixville Contest
Democrat Michael Speck will be the next mayor of Phoenixville following a close race.

Speck defeated Republican Ken Buckwalter by 29 votes. There were seven write-in votes

Speck will take the over the job from Democrat Leo Scoda who decided not to seek a fifth term as Mayor.

"I want to thank all the voters and the Phoenixville Democratic Committee," Speck told Phoenixville Patch in a brief phone interview once the unofficial results were tallied. Speck congratulated Buckwalter for "running a hardfought race"  

Speck is currently on the Borough Council representing the East Ward.  He will continue to serve in that position until his swearing in in January.  Council will appoint a new representative for the East Ward once Speck is sworn in as mayor.


MICHAEL J SPECK (DEM) . . . . . . 1,129   or  50.49 %
KEN BUCKWALTER (REP). . . . . . . 1,100  or  49.19%

WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . ...............7   or  .31%


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