Scottdale’s Tim Carson on Tuesday went from caterer to coroner and ended the political dynasty that has the Westmoreland County office for nearly a half century.
With 100% of the vote counted, the Republican appeared to defeat five-term incumbent Democrat Ken Bacha. The owner of Carson’s Premier Catering in Scottdale had more 51% of the vote and led Bacha by about 2,400 votes.
Bacha moved out to an early lead based totals from mail-in votes. That lead was gone by 11:30 p.m.
Results are unofficial until verified by the county election bureau.