Rich Crispo, Karin Blakely set for City Council match-up

September 1, 2009

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1, 2009

Candidates Rich Crispo and Karin Blakely will vie for Newcastle City Council Position 5 after edging out a third candidate in the Aug. 18 primary election.

Crispo was the top vote getter in the race with 802 votes, or 48.52 percent. Blakely trailed with 481 votes, or 29.10 percent. Candidate Larry Betsch garnered 366 votes — not enough to survive the primary.

Deputy Mayor Dan Hubbell holds the Position 5 seat; he is not seeking another term.

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