The Lancaster County Prothonotary’s office will remain occupied by a Republican.
Andrew Spade, a 47-year-old attorney from Lititz, defeated Democrat Dan Phillips, a 27-year-old business-intelligence developer from Elizabethtown in Tuesday’s municipal election.
The Republicans, at an election party called the race in Spade's favor before 11 p.m.
The results are:
Spade - 51,380
Phillips - 34,116
Spade will succeed Republican Katherine Wood-Jacobs as Lancaster County’s top civil court records administrator. Wood-Jacobs served two terms and did not seek re-election.
The prothonotary is responsible for the recording and filing of legal papers for the civil side of the court system. These legal papers and documents include topics such as custody, divorce, mortgage foreclosures, tax liens and other issues.
The position is a four-year term and is paid an annual salary of $86,527.