Rennie Defeats Long-Time Incumbent Leone for Erie County Council Democratic Nomination
(ERIE, P.A. - WICU/WSEE/CW) - There were several open seats on the Erie County Council, but on Tuesday night, there was a major development out of district three, as part of the Pennsylvania Primary Election.
Democrat Mary Rennie, defeated incumbent, Fiore Leone, and Freda Tepfer. According to the unofficial results, Rennie finished with 48 percent of the vote, while Leone finished with 39 percent, and Tepfer finished with 12 percent.
Leone (D) was seeking his tenth term on county council.
Rennie had previously served 30 years as director at the Erie County Public Library.
In an interview with Erie News Now, Rennie reflected on her campaign.
"Going door to door, reaching out, and actually engaging people, talking with them, that was going to be the key, and as it turned out, that was the part I loved the most.” Rennie said “It was amazing, invigorating, re-affirming it made me know again what a great community we have, and to me, that in itself is the best reward."
Erie News Now made a call to Leone, who declined comment. Tepfer told Erie News Now, she would continue her commitment to community issues in both the city, and county.
OTHER COUNCIL RESULTS:
Kim Clear (D)- Wins District 1
Kyle Foust (D)- Wins District 5
Rita Bishop (D)- Wins District 7