It appears Darren Brown will be the mayor in
"The results are a little closer than I thought they'd be," said
Earlier on election day, Brown said he wanted to focus on the relationship between the mayor and police in
"[I’m] ecstatic and very thankful,” said Brown. “And ready to take on the job at hand."
Meanwhile in Shippensburg, incumbent Bruce Hockersmith appears to have won the race for mayor with 59 percent of the vote.
"It feels pretty darn good" to win, said Hockersmith, adding that he could not have done it without the people of
Hockersmith says he will use his 12 years of experience as mayor to focus on adapting to the town's rapid economic growth.
"We have businesses come and go, we need some stability there. We have traffic problems that are developing and increasing," said Hockersmith.
Although they did not come out on top this election, Shippensburg mayoral candidate Frank Cressler and
"We owe a tremendous amount of thanks to everybody who worked for our campaign," said Lagiovane.
All candidates say they are committed to their communities and will not give up on their goals for the town no matter who is mayor.
"Regardless of the outcome of this election I think if we pull together as a community, we can have a more vibrant downtown,” said Cressler.
Despite their differences, all candidates say their first priority is making sure the people in their town are well served.