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Longtime Erie Council Members Defeated In Primary

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There are some upsets in the races for Erie county council seats, where candidates are looking to fill seats in 3 districts.

In the race for county council in district 2, five democrats squared off for just one open spot.
Longtime council member Joe Giles, has been defeated.
He's been on council for nearly 3 decades.

Lisa Austin came out on top with 33% of the vote.
She will face republican Ned Smith in November.
Smith ran unopposed in Tuesday's primary.

In district 4, just two candidates faced off for 1 seat, both democrats.
Another long-time council member, Whitey Cleaver was also defeated Tuesday night.
Jay Breneman is the winner in that one, with just more than 58% of the vote.
He will run unopposed in November.

And in district 6, it was republicans Trish Shoulders squaring off against Edward DiMattio for one open spot.
DiMattio came out on top with just more than 53% of the vote.
He will run unopposed in November.

Two incumbents are off the ballot, and two new names will be there in the fall.
Now, we'll have to see what the voters decide in November.

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