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Longtime Council Member Out, Newcomer Voted In

Larry Stoudt, on Nazareth Borough Council for more than 30 years, was defeated by a mere two votes; newcomer Carl Fischl will take his seat, according to unofficial results.

is out by two votes. That's the news tonight from Nazareth Borough Council's election returns in the Ward 2 race.

Stoudt, on council for more than 30 years, was beaten by incumbent and newcomer , who got on the ballot after qualifying in the May primary as a write-in.

Unofficial totals show Fischl, who was on both parties' ballots, was the top vote-getter with 210 -- 90 Republican and 120 Democratic. Heckman, a Democrat, was next with 112. Stoudt, a Republican, got 110 votes.

The seats carry four-year terms.

Fischl, a high school teacher and lifelong Nazareth resident, ran a successful write-in campaign in the May primary. Because Fischl was one of the top vote-getters on both ballots, his name appeared on the GOP and Democratic ballots.

Stoudt is chairman of the borough’s Police Committee. Heckman, a Democrat, is chairman of the borough’s Fire Committee.

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