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Primary 2013: A glance at Sewickley Valley races

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Here is a look at the May 21 primary across the Sewickley Valley.

Pennsylvania operates a closed primary, which means voters must be a member of a candidate's party to select that candidate. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Those voting for the first time must present an approved form of identification at the polls, including a driver's license, student ID or government ID.

For information about Allegheny County, including how to find your polling place, call 412-350-4500, or log onto

Polling places

The following are the designated polling places for each municipality.

• Aleppo: Aleppo Municipal Building, 100 North Drive

• Bell Acres: Big Sewickley Creek Volunteer Fire Department

• Edgeworth: Edgeworth Club ballroom

• Glenfield: Glenfield Park Building, 315 Dawson Ave.

• Haysville: No. 1 Ohio River Blvd. store room

• Leet: HealthSouth, Camp Meeting Road; Fair Oaks VFD, 190 Ambridge Ave.

• Leetsdale: Leetsdale Borough Building community room, 373 Beaver St.

• Glen Osborne: Osborne Elementary School

• Sewickley: All wards at St. Stephen's Church, Grace Commons

• Sewickley Heights: Fern Hollow, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road

• Sewickley Hills: Borough Building, 349 Magee Road

Quaker Valley School Board

Candidates cross-filed for school board elections unless indicated.

Region I (two seats)

Bell Acres Borough, Leet Township, Leetsdale Borough

• Daniela Sauro Helkowski

• Jonathan Kuzma

• P. Richard Warburton

• David V. Weicht

Region II (one seat)

Sewickley Borough

• Sarah Stoessel Heres*

Region III (one seat)

Aleppo Township, Edgeworth Borough, Glenfield Borough, Haysville Borough, Glen Osborne Borough, Sewickley Heights Borough, Sewickley Hills Borough

• Robb D. Bunde (Democrat)

• Mary Ann Wagner


Commissioners (three seats)

• Edward K. Beaman (Republican)*

• Clayton R. Steup (Republican)*

• Linda S. Vescio (Republican)*

Bell Acres


• Ronald Besong (Democrat)*

Council (four seats)

• Glenn Bohn (Republican)

• Philip Ewanko (Democrat)*

• Robert Powner (Democrat)*

• David Renfrew (Republcan)*



• Wayne Murphy (Republican)*

Council (four seats)

• Carrie A. Duffield (Republican)*

• Joseph T. Hoepp (Republican)*

• Ivan T. Hofmann (Republican)*

• Daniel Wilson (Republican)

Glen Osborne


• Barbara Carrier (Democrat)

Council (four seats)

• John Orndorff, Jr. (Democrat)*

Leet Township

Commissioners (three seats)

• Susan Beeman Barness (Democrat)*

• Wayne Hyjek (Democrat)*

• James B. Janaszek (Democrat)



• Peter Poninsky (Democrat)*

Council (four seats)

• Osman Awad (Democrat)*

• Thomas Belcastro (Democrat)

• Benjimen Frederick (Democrat)

• Linda Michael (Democrat)*

• Roger Nanni (Democrat)*

• Michael Nobers (Democrat)

• Wesley James (Republican)*

Sewickley Heights

Council (four seats)

• Samuel P. Hundley (Republican)*

• Craig S. Kinney (Republican)*

• Thomas L. Pangburn (Republican)*

• Belinda M. Thompson (Republican)*



• Brian Jeffe (Republican)*


Ward 1 (two seats)

• Susan Aleshire (Republican)*

• Charles Driscoll (Republican)*

Ward 2 (one seat)

• Todd Renner

Ward 3 (two seats)

• Stan Ference*

• Larry Rice

* Denotes incumbent

Note: Information was not available for Glenfield, Haysville and Sewickley Hills.

Source: Allegheny County Elections Division

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