York voting in 2 City Council districts today

November 5, 2013 

— Voters in two York City Council districts are voting today to choose city leaders for the next four years.

The two races are:

District 6, where the candidates are former council member Johnny McCoy, 63, who served one four-year term before he was defeated by three votes in 2009, and John Shiflet, 67, retired president and CEO of York Place, the Episcopal Home for Children.

District 6 Councilman Mark Boley is not seeking re-election.

District 1, where the candidates are political newcomer John Eakin, a 35-year-old disabled man with a previous career in the hospitality industry, who is challenging councilman Charles Johnson, 77, who has held the seat since 1994.

In York’s District 5 council seat, council member Denise Lowry is unopposed.

Municipal elections are not being held in Clover, Smyrna, Hickory Grove, Sharon and McConnells because there were no contested races. The McConnells race initially had five candidates vying for four open seats, but one withdrew and the election was canceled.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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