Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Lafer, Murphy, Myers Elected To State College Borough Council

Democrats Theresa Lafer and Evan Myers and cross-filed Democrat/Republican Dan Murphy won today’s election to serve on the State College Borough Council.

Lafer pulled 23.66% of the vote, Myers pulled 29.80% of the vote, and Murphy pulled 27.23% of the vote.

Myers and Murphy were each endorsed by the BugPAC campaign to “reclaim State College” which launched earlier this year as the brainchild of now-former student government presidents Kevin Horne and Terry Ford. The organization has since been passed on to the hands of UPUA Vice President Alex Shockley and UPUA Chief of Staff Jen Heckman.

Lafer has been a councilwoman for more than seven years, but has been on the opposite side of the town/gown battle, mostly favoring the interests of long-term residents ahead of the students.

All three were elected to serve four-year terms on council. They defeated Republican candidates Lynn Herman (8.63%) and Richard Fitzgerald (7.88%).

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Elissa Hill

Elissa was the managing editor of Onward State from 2017-2019. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

Follow on Another Platform
State College Links
Other posts by Elissa

2020 Blue-White Game To Kick Off April 18

More details will be announced following the 2019 season, but the game is usually scheduled for a mid-afternoon kickoff and aired live on BTN.

Penn State Football Announces First Five Kickoff Times For 2019 Season

Behring, Barlow, Engeman, & Marshall Secure Democratic Nominations For State College Borough Council

Penn State Students Take Center Stage In NBC’s ‘Capital One College Bowl’

“It’s nice to enjoy my 15 minutes of fame.”

Penn State Students Take Center Stage In NBC’s ‘Capital One College Bowl’

“It’s nice to enjoy my 15 minutes of fame.”

Gameday Observations: Central Michigan

A visit from Pat Freiermuth and “We Want Drew” chants highlighted another busy Saturday in Happy Valley.

Penn State Football Moves To No. 11 In AP Top 25 Poll

The Nittany Lions move up three spots from No. 14 last week.

Send this to a friend