Tonya Payne loses, Derwin Rushing wins – and other Northside primary results


May 19 was primary day in Allegheny County and the Northside, and the results are in. In the Democratic Primary contest for District 6, which covers areas of Manchester, Allegheny West, the North Shore and pieces of the central Northside, incumbent Tonya Payne lost to Robert Daniel Lavelle.

In the Mayoral Race, Luke Ravenstahl beat challenger Patrick Dowd.

In the Magisterial Judge race, Derwin Rushing won with 1075 votes, with the closest challenger, Jackie Lynn Hoffman at 467. Hoffman had also cross-registered in the Republican Primary, which she won unopposed.

And State Representative Don Walko is one of the five moving on in his bid for Judge. Joe Williams, from Manchester, was the top vote receiver for the category.

For vote counts in each of these contests see below. Check back later for interviews with candidates and winners of the primary.

Democratic Primary

Member of Council DISTRICT 6              Votes

Tonya D. Payne                                              1684

Robert Daniel Lavelle                                     1910

Mark Brentley, Sr.                                          696

Mayor CITYWIDE                          Votes

Carmen L. Robinson                           5916

Patrick Dowd                                    12592

Luke Ravenstahl                                 26848

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Dean A. Birdy                                                    258

Jackie Lynn Hoffman                                         467

Derwin Rushing                                               1075

Karen McLellan                                                248

Daniel A. Styche                                               415

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

Don Walko                                                         55910

Michael S. Sherman                                        20132

Leah Williams-Duncan                                      27225

Michael F. Marmo                                            31537

Susan Evashavik Dilucente                                 55905

Joe Williams                                                      62055

Arnie Klein                                                         43285

Joseph V. Luvara                                              17908

Alex Bicket                                                         33508

Phil Ignelzi                                                         44434

Hugh Fitzpatrick McGough                                  24557

Michele Zappala Peck                                         30344

Jennifer Satler                                                    11654

Jeffrey K. Eisenberg                                          10634

Carolyn Saldari Bengel                                  20980

Republican Primary

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Jackie Lynn Hoffman                                      121

(Jackie Lynn Hoffman was also registered as a Republican in the Magisterial primary. In Allegheny County, magisterial candidates are allowed to cross register in both parties.)

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