2 newcomers on Quaker Valley school board

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 10:47 AM

Newcomers Chesney Soderstrom and Geoff Barnes were elected to fill two four-year school board seats in Quaker Valley’s Region 2, which encompasses Sewickley Borough.

Soderstrom, who appeared on both the Democratic and Republican ballots, received 35.85% of the vote, while Barnes, a Democrat, received 31.52%.

Republican Richard Kain fell short, receiving 29.79% of the vote.

In Region I, which covers Bell Acres, Leet Township and Leetsdale, incumbent Gianni Floro was the only candidate on the ballot for one open two-year seat.

In Region III, which includes Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills, incumbents Marna Karcher Blackmer and Jeffrey M. Watters were uncontested in the race for two open four-year seats.