(WBRE/WYOU-TV) The race is set in the race for Mayor of Hazleton.
It will be incumbent Republican Mayor Jeff Cusat facing Democrat Bob Yevak. Both easily defeated their opponents for their party’s nomination. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick joined us live from Hazleton during Eyewitness News at 11.
Some folks here in Hazleton are calling this a battle of the political titans. Both are well known in the city.
Cusat and his supporters watched the results come in at his business – Cusat’s Cafe. Cusat claimed victory just before 9 Tuesday night.
Just down the street Democrat Bob Yevak did the same.
He and his supporters rallied at DeAngelo’s Bar.
Eyewitness News spoke with both candidates who say they never had any doubt as to the outcome.
“ I feel good we ran a good campaign. Allison ran a good campaign. We worked hard. The voters spoke they realize we are in the right direction and want to continue working that way,” Said Mayor Jeff Cusat, R- Seeking Re-Election.
“I realized I was going to be victorious in the Democratic nomination when I started my campaign because I surrounded myself with all good people. I had a great team on my side from day one we filed our petitions. We worked hard to get to this point,” Said Bob Yevak, D- Candidate for Hazleton Mayor.