On a day with the most perfect weather conditions you could ask for, it appears as many as 1,462 Chester residents crowded the city’s voting booths yesterday in the 2019 primary election.

Edith Blackwell for City Controller is this year’s darling of all Chester candidates as she topped all vote getters earning those 1,462 votes, out pacing 2nd place vote getter and unopposed incumbent, Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, by 59 votes.

Other Chester favorites were Dawn Vann for Magisterial District judge who earned a massive 452 votes (346-D, 108-R), almost doubling her nearest competitor Joy Taylor who eked out 293 total votes.

District attorney Jack Stollsteimer (D) received 1,033 votes from Chester voters, which landed him just 2 votes shy of Kat Copeland (R) in the county totals.

For County Council, Monica Taylor from Upper Darby did well in Chester with 1,196 votes definitely helping her become top vote getter among all candidates in that race.

Source of these unofficial results: http://election.co.delaware.pa.us/eb/May_2019/49.html. Expect to see a few of these numbers change slightly when all the precincts report.