Manchester incumbent Mayor Robert Hudak has lost his re-election bid in tonight’s runoff election, losing to challenger Robert Arace.
With all 40 districts reporting, Arace had 5,205 to Hudak’s 4,843.
The race went to a runoff after neither candidate received over 50% of the vote in the November 8th election.
In Manchester Township, to win local races, a candidate must receive 50% of the vote plus one.
In the November 8th election, Hudak received 7,778 votes, or 44%, while Arace received 5,455, or 25%.
In the race for the two council seats, the two candidates running with Arace, Joseph Hankins and Roxanne Conniff, defeated Council President Joan Brush and her running mate, Timothy Poss.