Jim Prohaska won a six-year term as Derry Township supervisor, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s general election.

Prohaska, the incumbent supervisor, received 1,817 votes, or 63.05% to win his second term, while challenger Rick Rupert secured 1,062, or 36.85% of the votes. There were three write-ins, just 0.10% of the votes.

Prohaska secured the Democratic nomination, while Rupert edged out Harvey H. Piper for the Republican party nomination during the May primary election. Prohaska was the lone Democrat to file in May, while Rupert defeated Piper by just eight votes.

For the past six years, Prohaska has served the township as supervisor and roadmaster, overseeing, scheduling and implementing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the township, including road and bridge paving and improvement.

Prohaska, a lifelong resident of Derry Township, previously worked 28 years as a municipal authority employee, as he focuses on sewer and water projects in addition to stormwater management solutions. He also promotes recreation throughout the township and is an advocate for farming.

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