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Few contested races for voters Tuesday

| Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:01 p.m.

When Jeannette voters head to the polls on Tuesday for the 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. There is no Republican candidate, so the race will likely be decided next week.

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.

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.

There are no contested races for Jeannette School Board.

There are four open seats — currently held by Anita Mash, William Brasco, Randy Highlands and Morrison Lewis Jr.

Incumbents Mash, Brasco and Lewis are running for re-election. Highlands is not running for another term. Brasco and Mash have cross-filed, running on both the Democratic and Republican tickets. Lewis is running as a Democrat.

Newcomer Kelly Singer Marquis has cross-filed.

Barring any write-in campaigns, the four running in this year's primary will likely join the school board next year.

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

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