A former Republican town committeeman in Chesterfield, Burlington County, was defeated after he lost the party's support for controversial remarks about Indian immigrants in the fast-growing municipality.
Voters approved creating a new class of law officer for traffic enforcement, using gender-neutral language for Council and its members, making permanent the Office of Immigrant Affairs, and urging the Pa. legislature to raise the minimum wage.
The ballot includes Democrat nominee Movita Johnson-Harrell, formerly at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office; Republican nominee Michael Harvey; and two Democrats-turned-independents, Amen Brown and Pastor Pam Williams.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, a key swing vote between the conservative and liberal blocs on the U.S. Supreme Court, announced his retirement Wednesday. President Trump will have his second chance to nominate a justice to the high court.