Ligonier-area voters head to polls Tuesday
By Jewels Phraner
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
In Tuesday's primary election candidates are vying for nominations from both major parties to be placed on the ballot in the general election in November.
Sue Bartow, Adrien Cameron, Amy McClellan, Dan Short Jr. and Arthur Sisitki are seeking three nominations on the Democratic ballot for council. The seats carry a four-year term. Bartow has also filed on the Democratic ticket for one seat with a two-year term.
No Republicans have filed for the council seats.
Republican Tom Pickup is the sole candidate seeking nomination for a four-year term for mayor.
Carol Sisitki is the lone candidate for judge of election on the Democratic ballot.
Democrat Darlene L. Gregorich and Republican Connie L. Bowers are unopposed for party nominations for inspector, which has a four-year term.
Theodore R. Black, Chuck Plahs and Josh Umbaugh are seeking the Republican nomination for one open seat as supervisor. No Democrat is seeking the six-year position.
April S. Grimm and Alice J. Piper are running unopposed for the Republican nomination to tax collector and judge of election, respectively. Both positions carry four-year terms.
Republican James Brown is the sole candidate for a six-year supervisor's post. No Democrats have filed.
Laura Henderson seeks the Republican nomination for the four-year tax collector position.
Democrat Robin Gibson and Republicans Cleo Langham and Mary L. Hamill are the sole candidates seeking nominations to the four-year judge of election seats for the districts of Fairfield, North Fairfield and South Fairfield, respectively.
In South Fairfield, Patricia A. West is unopposed for the Democratic nomination for inspector, with a four-year term.
Laurel Mountain Borough
Phil Light is seeking the Republican nomination for mayor. No Democrats have filed.
Republican Joseph S. Griffith Jr. and Democrat Mark Lynch seek their party's nominations to the general election ballot for council. There's a total of three open council seats, each carrying a four-year term.
Republican Geraldine Fleming and Democrat Benjamin R. Dallmus are the sole candidates seeking nominations to tax collector and judge of election, respectively. Both positions hold four-year terms.
Ormond “Butch” K. Bellas is the only candidate running for mayor as he seeks the Republican nomination to the four-year seat.
Republicans Kim I. Shaffer and Matthew S. Smith, as well as Democrat Pat Scanlon are each seeking nominations to one of four open council seats, with four-year terms. Because fewer people are running than open seats, all the candidates' names should appear on the general election ballot.
Robin A. Roberts is the lone candidate for the Republican nomination for a four-year term as tax collector. No Democrats are seeking that nomination.
Republican Angela V. McDonnell is the sole candidate seeking the nomination for judge of election in the 2nd District, with a four-year term.
Two supervisors seats are open this year.
Republicans Keith Whipkey and Scott Matson filed for nomination for the six-year post. Incumbent Whipkey later resigned his office and in his resignation letter asked constituents to vote for Matson.
Republicans Paul E. Knupp and Gary Thistlethwaite seek nomination to a two-year seat as supervisor.
Republican Sue R. Kinsey is the sole candidate seeking nomination for the four-year term as tax collector.
Robert McDowell seeks the Republican nomination for auditor. No Democrats filed for the four-year seat.
In the Waterford district, Cathrine A. Shadron seeks the Democratic nomination for judge of election. No Republicans filed.
Also in Waterford, Republican Lugene L. Horner and Democrat Geraldine Leiden seek nominations from their parties for the inspector seat, with a four-year term.
Ligonier Valley School District
In the race for four open seats on the school board, Barbara Boring, Kim Dickert-Wallace, Carl Fabrizio, John “Buzzy” E. Maier, Carolyn Shafer, Edward Sutter and David Wilcox have cross-filed to seek nominations from both parties.
Those seven people are seeking nomination to the four open seats that carry four-year terms.
JoAnn Thistlethewaite is the sole candidate for a two-year term on the board on both ballots.
New Florence Borough
Democrat Neva Gindlesperger is the sole candidate for a four-year term as mayor.
Democrat Georgia Lee Ludwig is the only candidate seeking nomination to one of four council open seats, all carrying a four-year term.
Myrtle Luther seeks the Democrat nomination for a four-year term as tax collector. There are no Republican candidates.
St. Clair Township
Republican Dennis Rudnik and Democrat James L. Caldwell are unopposed in their respective primaries for a six-year term as supervisor.
Republican Veronica Susan Buckles and Democrat Tracy Howard are unopposed for tax collector.
Democrats Paula Edwards and Terrence Fishter are the sole candidates running for nomination as judges of election in the Seward and St. Clair districts, respectively. The seats carry four-year terms.
Jewels Phraner is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-1218 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Valley School commemorates valiant student
- Foxley Farm owners appeal zoning decision
- Ligonier Township supervisors move forward with manager position
- Rector man reappointed to land trust
- Wright resigns from Ligonier Valley YMCA post