Trafford's Democratic, Republican committee leaders to choose 2-year candidates
Democratic and Republican committee leaders in Trafford have until mid-September to choose candidates to run for a two-year seat on Trafford Council.
The candidates will compete in the Nov. 5 election to serve the remaining two years of a four-year term originally won by Frank Bruno, who resigned in February.
Jay Race, whom council subsequently appointed to fill the seat through the end of the year, is running for a four-year term after winning a Democratic nomination in May.
Because Trafford officials missed a Feb. 19 deadline to include the two-year seat on the primary ballot, party officials will select the nominees.
Westmoreland County elections director James Montini said Sept. 16 is the deadline for the parties to submit their candidates' names for the fall ballot.
So far, no candidates have announced their intention to run for the seat, party officials said.
“We've talked about some people, but we haven't come to any conclusions yet,” said Mary Dobos, a Trafford Democratic committeewoman who won a write-in campaign to be the Democratic candidate for mayor.
Cheryl Petersen, who finished behind the four Democratic nominees for council in May, said she isn't sure if she will try for the two-year seat.
The GOP also is in the early stages of identifying candidates, said Ron Rometo, chairman of the county party's district that covers Trafford.
“I wouldn't mind having three or four (candidates) and interviewing them,” he said.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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