Janice Stork

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Janice Stork
Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
In office
January 1990 – January 1998
Preceded byArthur E. Morris
Succeeded byCharlie Smithgall
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceLancaster, Pennsylvania
ProfessionBusinessperson and politician

Janice C. Stork (born ?) is an American politician, businesswoman, and member of the Democratic Party.[1] Stork was elected as the first female Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on November 7, 1989, defeating Republican challenger, Mary Lou Broucht.[2][3] Stork, who had previously served on the Lancaster City Council, served as Mayor for two, consecutive four-year terms from January 1990 until January 1998.

Stork narrowly won re-election to second term in November 1993.[4] She defeated former Lancaster County Commissioner Brad S. Fischer, by only 255 votes, or 2.2%, the second-closest mayoral election in the city's history.[4]

She retired from office in January 1998 and was succeeded by Republican Mayor Charlie Smithgall.


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  2. ^ "Women Add To Victories as Mayors". Associated Press. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1989-11-09. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ Eshleman Jr., Russell E. (1998-11-03). "A Tough, Tight Race For Lancaster Mayor". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  4. ^ a b Murse, Tom (2009-11-06). "Know political trivia? You mayor or may not". Intelligencer Journal. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur E. Morris
Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Charlie Smithgall