Robert Gee seeks write-in votes
TROY - Robert Gee of Troy was edged out in the Troy Borough spring primary by only a handful of votes, and now he's waging a write-in campaign to be elected to council in the upcoming Fall election.
According to Gee, he is asking people to write in his name because he "wants to make a difference for the town people and find out the truth on everything."
He said he wants to "do better than what is being done currently."
In an election questionnaire prior to the spring primary, Gee said the top three issues in the borough were "no communication between council and residents," "budget choices/ change policies," and "too many changes to Troy."
He said that in the coming years, he would you like to see Troy use its revenue from the impact fee on gas drilling by putting "it back in town and using it to fix the streets."
Gee also expressed support for less taxation.
In the spring primary, the top finishers who sought the Republican nomination for four four-year seats open on council were Krystle Bristol, Kyle Wisel, Mark V. Colton, and Robert G. Ives, Jr.
Ives had 75 votes, or 11.59 percent, according to the unofficial results.
Michael P. Davison was close behind Ives, with 73 votes, or 11.28 percent, followed by Gee with 71 votes, or 10.97 percent, for the Republican nomination. As a result, Gee and Davison were edged out from the nominations.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: email@example.com.