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19-year-old running for mayor of Tamaqua

TAMAQUA, Pa. - A Schuylkill County borough may soon have its youngest mayor.

19-year-old Nathan Gerace graduated from high school last year...and now he's the only candidate on the ballot for mayor of Tamaqua.

Gerace defeated two other Republicans for the party's nomination, finishing with 223 votes.

"I have a strong love for Tamaqua. I feel like I bring a fresh perspective to the town. I hope to get the youth involved, and get everyone out there cleaning up or just doing something for the better of the town. I've done a lot of studying, a lot of research to know what i'm stepping into, what i'm getting involved with, so i can just be that much better of a mayor," said Gerace.

The incumbent Democratic Mayor Christian Morrison is not on the ballot.

There were 145 write-ins on the Democratic side.

Those will be counted Friday.


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