Government
4:48 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Maher Wins GOP Nomination for Auditor General

Nearly two thirds of the precincts have checked in statewide…and in the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, Kathleen Kane has 54.5% of the vote and Patrick Murphy 45.5%.

The winner will take on David Freed who is unopposed for the GOP nomination.

Also on the GOP ballot, in the race for auditor general, John Maher has captured the Republican nomination with 67.5% of the votes to Frank Pinto's 32.5%. The victor takes on Democrat Eugene DePasquale in the fall.

Auditor General Jack Wagner is barred from running for a third straight 4-year term in that post. Pinto is a businessman and recently retired president/CEO of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers.

We already know the contestants for November's general election for treasurer because there was only one candidate on both the Republican and Democratic ballots.

49-year old Diana Irey Vaughan will be the Republican nominee for treasurer. Irey Vaughan is the only woman elected as a Washington County Commissioner and in January began serving her fifth 4-year term in that office.

In the general election she will challenge Democratic incumbent Robert McCord of Lower Merion, Montgomery County. The 53-year old McCord was elected as treasurer in 2008 defeating Republican Tom Ellis. Prior to his election, McCord was managing director of a venture capital firm.