By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

 

In as of yet unofficial results complied by Chester County Voter Services, Richard Ayotte, a 39-year-old resident of the Estates of Harrogate and director of a Wilmington medical practice, received the highest amount of votes in the Nov. 5 election to determine the future occupants of three soon-to-be-vacated seats on the New Garden Board of Supervisors.

Ayotte, a Republican, received 516 votes, accounting for 30.90 percent of the total amount of votes cast by township residents. Randy Geouque, a 46-year-old resident of Laurel Heights and 

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a human resources manager for a Lancaster County insurance company, received 503 votes, earning 30.12 percent of the total vote. Geouque, a Republican, will join Ayotte in filling the two, six-year positions soon to be vacated by outgoing supervisors Robert Perrotti and Bob Norris, at the end of the year.  

J. Patrick Little, a 69-year-old resident of Brittany Hills and former DuPont employee, ran unopposed in his bid to fill the seat once occupied by 

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Warren Reynolds, who resigned from the post earlier in the year. In the interim, the post has has been filled by interim supervisors Pete Scilla. Little will fulfill a two-year term on the board.

Ayotte and Geoque defeated fellow supervisors candidates Mike Donovan and Richard Zimny, who received 344 and 305 votes, respectively.