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Scranton mayor race pits Courtright, Lewis

May 22. 2013 12:40AM
By Christopher J. Hughes

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Financial analyst Garett Lewis is expected to face Scranton tax collector Bill Courtright in the race for Scranton mayor in the November general election, according to unofficial results from the primary election Tuesday.

The seat was left open after incumbent Mayor Chris Doherty decided not to seek re-election after three terms in office.

Lewis received 573 votes to Republican opponent Marcel Lisi’s 384, according to early results — with 158 of 163 precincts reporting. About 714 write-in votes were cast. Courtright received 5,495, ahead of former Lackawanna County commissioner candidate Liz Randol (4,559 votes), former community development director Joseph Cardamone (458) and truck driver Lee Morgan (287).

Voters in Lackawanna County also supported a referendum to create a government study commission by a vote of 22,805 to 14,530.

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