Kimmel easily tops Hicks in East Marlborough race
● By J. Chambless
Christine Kimmel defeated Richard Hicks in the primary election held on May 19, and will be the Republican candidate to fill the seat of East Marlborough Township board of supervisors president Cuyler Walker, who has chosen to not seek re-election in the fall.
Kimmel, who was the GOP-endorsed candidate, topped Hicks 129 to 33 to get the Republican position. There were 111 write-in Democratic votes, though, leaving the door open for Hicks to possibly run as a Democrat in the fall.
If Kimmel is successful in November, she will become the first woman supervisor on the board in East Marlborough.
Kimmel has lived in East Marlborough Township and worked in Chester County for the past 18 years and is the endorsed candidate for township supervisor. She is an attorney with the West Chester law firm of Buckley, Brion, McGuire & Morris LLP. She has served as a member of the Unionville Regional Planning Commission, the Longwood Cooperative Planning Project, the Kennett Area Regional Planning Commission, and the Unionville Park Planning Commission.
Hicks, a former supervisor, lost two years ago to John Sarro. This year, Sarro campaigned for Kimmel in the primary.