For the first time this century, Republicans are poised to regain a majority on the Washington County board of commissioners.

GOP committeeman Nick Sherman, 40, of North Strabane Township, defeated Democrat Harlan Shober for the third seat on the board. Commission Vice Chairman Diana Irey Vaughan, the sole Republican on the three-member board since 2000, was elected to a seventh four-year term and Commission Chairman Larry Maggi will, for the first time since joining the board in 2004, will be the lone Democrat.

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