HILLTOWN — Although it earlier looked like there wouldn't be an election race in November for a six-year term on the Hilltown Township Board of Supervisors, there will be.

The primary election ballot didn't list any Democratic candidates, but a write-in campaign for Steve Kendra brought in 218 votes, according to official election results on the Bucks County website. That puts Kendra on the ballot in the fall as the Democratic candidate.

The Republican candidate is Caleb Torrice, who won a three-way race with 843 votes in the Republican primary. Torrice also received 83 write-in votes in the Democratic primary. 

"I've lived in Hilltown my whole life," Kendra said. "I love it. I'm not trying to change anything."

Running for office is a way of continuing his service to the community, he said. 

He said he has never run for political office before, but has been active in the community, including having served as president of the Hilltown Civic Association, Souderton-Telford Rotary, Angel Flight East and Pennridge Pilots.

With the election results just having been certified, Torrice said June 7 that he does not yet have a campaign website, but will be setting one up.

Kendra and Torrice will be competing for the seat now held by Ken Bennington who did not run for re-election.   

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