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Jeannette mayor to face opposition in the primary

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

When Jeannette voters head to the polls in next month's primary, there will only be a few contested races for city offices.

One of those races will be for the position of mayor. Incumbent Democrat Mayor Robert Carter is running for re-election. He will face Democrat Richard Jacobelli in the primary, according to the Westmoreland County Elections Bureau.

On city council, there are two seats open and two people running. Incumbent Democrat Councilman Mark Clark is running for re-election.

Republican Gabriel Homan is a newcomer running for the second open seat, which is currently held by Kathie Tanyer who was appointed by council earlier this year. Tanyer did not file a petition with the county to run for the seat, according to the elections bureau.

City Treasurer Sam Casino Jr. is running for re-election unopposed. He is a Democrat.

Running for judge of elections in the 5th Ward are, in the 1st Precinct, Democrat Corinne Botti and in the 2nd Precinct, Democrat Betty Dominick. There are also two Democrats running for inspector in the 5th Ward, Nancy Kladnik and Karen Peltier.

In the 6th Ward, Democrat Kathryne Peters is running for judge of elections.

The primary will be held May 21. The last day to register to vote before the primary is April 22.

Kristie Linden is an editor for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at or 724-838-5154.

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