PHOTOS: Newly-elected Manchester Mayor Robert Arace, Councilman Joseph Hankins Sworn in

Newly-elected Mayor Robert Arace and Councilman Joseph Hankins today were sworn in to their respective positions.

Manchester incumbent Mayor Robert Hudak has lost his re-election bid in a runoff election, losing to challenger Robert Arace 5,205 to 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.

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