Another seat up for grabs on county council
Why? Because Whelan's term doesn't expire until January 2014.
It's unclear who will take his spot. It will be up to the new county council in January to make an appointment within 30 calendar days. If not, a group of registered voters can petition the Court of Common Pleas to make the appointment.
So to recap, there are five seats on county council. The current members include Whelan, Tom McGarrigle, Christine Fizzano Cannon, Andy Lewis and Mario Civera.
-Whelan won in the DA race (his county council term expires in 2014)
-McGarrigle sought re-election and won (his current term expires in January)
-Fizzano Cannon was elected county judge (her county council term expires in January)
-Lewis decided not to run for re-election (his term expires in January)
-Civera will be on council (his term expires in 2014)
So in January, county council will include McGarrigle, John McBlain (current county solicitor), and Colleen Morrone. (They won against three Democrats for the three expiring seats.) Civera will still be around for another two years.
That leaves us with one opening for Whelan's seat.
As a resident from Delco, who do you think will get appointed to council?