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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Write-ins sweeping Hatton races

Ballots to be reviewed later this week


Last updated 11/9/2021 at 8:40am

HATTON — Write-in candidates appear to have swept the election of town leaders here.

Unofficial election returns show all three incumbents – Mayor Dell C. Palmer and Town Council members James Earl Van Patten and Linda Palmer — losing to write-in candidates.

Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt confirmed the apparent outcome, but said the race isn’t over because write-in ballots may or may not be for declared write-in candidates.

Each of those races do have declared write-in candidates, she said.

Justine Pherigo declared her write-in candidacy for mayor, she said. Rhea Isaac is a declar...

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