Mayor-elect breaks new ground in Carlisle

Written by Matt Paul and Ben Allen | Nov 7, 2013 4:00 AM
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(Carlisle) -- Carlisle's next mayor wants to help get people engaged in the workings of the borough's government.

Democrat Tim Scott credits his Election Night victory to retail politics. He says he knocked on as many doors as possible in order to connect with as many people in Carlisle as possible.

Scott, who will become the first African-American mayor in borough history, says he appreciates those who paved the way.

"My uncle was only the second African-American police officer in the borough," he explains. "My predecessor on council was the late Bill Owens. He was the first African-American to serve on council in the entire history of the borough."

Scott has 12 years of service on borough council.

He will succeed Republican William "Doc" Kronenberg, whom he beat by roughly 200 votes, according to the unofficial count. Kronenberg was appointed to the post in 2012 when longtime Carlisle Mayor Kirk Wilson resigned.

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