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Monroeville area candidates file for primary races

| Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 3:45 p.m.

As the 2013 primary approaches, voters in Monroeville and Pitcairn can begin to evaluate the work of their elected officials in recent years.

Elected officials were faced with tumultuous budgets in recent years, amidst the lingering effects of a nationwide recession, while personnel moves within the Gateway School District and the municipality of Monroeville were criticized by some residents and defended by others.

The following Monroeville and Pitcairn residents have filed petitions with Allegheny County to campaign for local office in the primary on May 21. The list is unofficial until the petitions are certified by the Elections Division.

The nominees will advance to the general election Nov. 5. The winners assume their new positions on Jan. 1, 2014.

Monroeville

Mayor: Incumbent Greg Erosenko (D), Janice Olszewski (D) and Ward 1 Councilman Bernhard Erb (R).

Council, Ward 1: Linda Gaydos (D) and Georgiana Galagaza Woodhall (D).

Council, Ward 3: Incumbent Lois Drumheller (D), Ron Harvey (D), Daniel Alexander (R) and Len Young (R).

Council, Ward 5: Incumbent Diane Allison (D), Paul Caliari Jr. (D).

Council, Ward 7: Carolyn Ramsey (D) and Tom Wilson (D).

Tax collector: Incumbent Pat Fulkerson (D).

Pitcairn

Mayor: Incumbent John McCreary Jr. (D) and Margaret Stevick (D).

Council: Incumbents John Prucnal Jr. (D), Orelio Vecchio (D) and George Burkhardt (D) and challengers Thomas Wiater (D), Dana Galia (D), Lorraine Myers (D), Andrea Marie Bowser (D) and James Rullo (D). Four seats are up for election.

Tax collector: Incumbent Sally DiRobbio (D).

School board

Incumbents Steve O'Donnell, Scott Williams and Bill Bailey and challengers Joe Wightkin, Stephanie Byrne, George Lapcevich, Neal Nola and Chad Stubenbort. Four seats are up for election.

All of the school board candidates are cross-filed for the Democrat and Republican ballots.

Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or klawson@tribweb.com.

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