Republican incumbent Council members Donna Fooks and Susan Rendler-Truesdale were joined by newcomer John Lundell in claiming victory in Tuesday’s Brookhaven Council primary election.
Fooks, who ran unendorsed, beat the party’s machine and received the most votes with 599. She was elected to Council in 2011 and has served as chairwoman of the Ordinance Committee and liaison to the Penn-Delco School District.
Rendler-Truesdale, who received 574 votes, has served on Council for four years, and as Council president for one year. She currently serves on the Police, Fire and Family Day committees and is Council liaison to the Recreation Board.
Lundell has lived in the borough for two years. He was a police officer in Folcroft from 1979-1986 and then on the Darby Township police force from 1985 until his retirement in 2014. When he retired, Lundell was a detective sergeant.
He is a commissioner of the Brandywine Valley Seniors Softball Association, is a lifetime member of the Briarcliffe Fire Department and a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania Drum and Bugle Corps.
In Parkside, unendorsed Republican incumbent William Howell received the most votes with 103, followed by endorsed candidates Robert Powers with 101 votes and former Republican Councilman Thomas Deitman with 90 votes.
Howell has lived in the borough for 25 years and served on Council for nine years. He is chairman of the Finance Committee, and in the past served on the Ordinance Committee.
He and his family volunteer for many borough events and at the Fair Acres Geriatric Center.
Powers, has been a resident for 23 years and served as president of the Parkside Fire Company for nine years, where he has been a member since age 18. He is also the current fire company safety officer.
Deitman has lived in the borough for 18 years and served on Council for seven years, with four of those years as president.
He is a former Parkside police officer, past member of the Parkside Fire Company and the former borough Republican leader.