Helmberger defeated in New Market Township

An incumbent township supervisor who played a key role in a recent annexation decision in the New Market area was voted out of office Tuesday.

Joel Helmberger, chair of the New Market Township Board, was defeated in his quest for another three-year term by George Silverness in a close contest in New Market Township. Silverness received 177 votes, while Helmberger received 169 votes.

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