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TRAPPE — Voters will fill four seats on borough council during the Nov. 5 election.

Four candidates are seeking three open seats with four-year terms and two candidates are competing for a single open seat with a two-year term.

And by an unusual twist, first-time candidate Sarah Calvin is a candidate in both races and the only Democrat running for council in the borough.

She is also the only candidate in the race to fill out a response to The Mercury’s online candidate questionnaire.

Mallory Perkin is the Republican seeking the seat with a two-year term and the Republican seeking the three four-year terms are incumbents Phil Ronca, Stewart Strauss and Scott Martin.

Sarah Calvin

Sarah Calvin

Sarah Calvin

Calvin, 32, is working in State Rep Joe Ciresi's office and was previously a professional photographer. She has never held elected office.

In her responses, she wrote she decided to run because “Trappe is a wonderful borough, but with the increased development of the area, it could use some fresh eyes on how we manage the town.”

In response to a question about the most important issue facing the borough, Calvin wrote “the issue that stands out in my mind, is that of public safety. Our volunteer fire department has a number of significant needs in the near future, so council has looked to regionalizing with Upper Providence. While I support that plan, it has one looking at the future development and thinking about our police situation. While a Trappe-only department would be financially reckless, I believe the borough should start looking at potential partnerships with surrounding towns who have established police departments.”

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