Plenty of choices for voters in Collier primary, neighboring elections
While the Nov. 11 general election still is months away, election season already is upon the area with the May 21 primary.
Twenty-nine candidates are vying for spots on November's ballot throughout Bridgeville, Carnegie, Collier, Chartiers Valley and Scott.
Most races in the area won't be contested until after the primary, when the field is narrowed down for the general election.
In Collier, four Republicans will be running for three spots on the November ballot: Wayne Chiurazzi, Charles Hackett, Jason Oskamp and Kevin Vaughn. Two Democrats are running for the three Democratic ballot spots: Mary Ann Cupples Wisniowski and Nichole Kauer.
Township manager Sal Sirabella said the fact that three incumbent commissioners are not seeking re-election is helping to contribute to the high volume of candidates.
Chartiers Valley will have six candidates run for four school-board positions. Candidates are cross-filed, meaning they are running on both the Republican and Democratic tickets. They include incumbents Jeff Choura and Debra Rice and newcomers Eric Kraemer, Anthony Mazzarini Jr., Julie Murphy and Alka Patel.
In Carnegie, the only contested primary race is that between Democrats Bob Veres and Phil Boyd in Ward 2. Veres, an incumbent, said his biggest goal is to finish writing the ordinance for the Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department — something he says will enable the department to operate in a more business-like fashion. Boyd, a member of the Carnegie Zoning Board, could not be reached for comment.
The Carnegie mayoral race won't heat up until November, when incumbent Jack Kobistek faces current Councilman Mike Sarsfield on the Democratic ticket. Kobistek does not run in the primary because he is an Independent.
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