Bradford County Republican Committee holds annual Christmas dinner
WYSOX TOWNSHIP - In her remarks Sunday at the Bradford County Republican Committee's annual Christmas dinner, state Rep. Tina Pickett shared some statistics about local voting in the Nov. 6 election.
Bradford County had a 59 percent voter turnout for the election, with the highest turnout in the county in Leroy Township, where 69.9 percent of the registered voters went to polls.
In terms of absolute numbers, 1,237 people voted in Athens Township's Second District on Nov. 6, more than in any other voting precinct in Bradford County. The Second District in Athens Township also led the county in terms of the number of Republicans who voted on Nov. 6.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried every voting precinct in Bradford County except Sayre's five wards and Towanda Borough's Second Ward, Pickett said.
However, two Republicans who were running for re-election, U.S. Rep. Tom Marino and state Sen. Gene Yaw, both carried Sayre's five wards and Towanda Borough's Second Ward, which shows that voters there were drawing from both major political parties in deciding who to vote for, she said.
A total of 80 people attended the dinner, including state Rep. Matt Baker, Bradford County commissioners Doug McLinko and Daryl Miller, other elected GOP Bradford County officials, and Republican officials from other counties.
In an interview, Pickett said that no one made political speeches at the dinner.
The dinner "is a chance to come together and celebrate Christmas and enjoy good times with each other," she said.
The dinner, which took place at the Towanda Country Club, also featured a holiday medley of tunes performed by the local vocal group, Pro Musica.
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