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Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

It is the last day before voters go to the polls for the 2011 general election.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Here`s what voters will find on area ballots:

(*-Indicates incumbent; number in parenthesis indicates number of positions to be filled; unless otherwise noted offices are for four-year terms):


• Retention, Supreme Court: *J. Michael Eakin

• Ten-year term, Superior Court: Victor Stabile (R), David N. Wecht (D)

• Retention, Superior Court: *John T. Bender, *Mary Jane Bowes

• Ten-year term, Commonwealth Court: Anne Covey (R), Kathryn Boockvar (D)

• Retention, Commonwealth Court: *Renee Cohn Jubelirer, *Mary Hannah Leavitt, *Robert 'Robin' Simpson

Allegheny County

• Executive: D. Raja (R), Rich Fitzgerald (D)

• Controller: Robert Howard (R), Chelsa Wagner (D)

• District Attorney: *Stephen A. Zappala Jr. (D)

• Treasurer: C. Edward Pfeifer (R), *John K. Weinstein (D)

• Council-At Large (1): Heather Heidelbaugh (R), *John P. DeFazio (D)

• Council-At Large (unexpired term): Heather Heidelbaugh (R)

• Council-District 5: *Vince Gastgeb (R)

• Council-District 6: *John F. Palmiere (D)

• Council-District 11: *Barbara Daly Danko (D)

• Council-District 11 (unexpired term): *Barbara Daly Danko (D)

• Retention, Common Pleas Court: *David R. Cashman, *Guido A. DeAngelis, *Michael Della Vecchia, *Kathleen A. Durkin, *Randy Todd

• Ten-year term, Common Pleas Court (2): Mike Marmo (RD), Alexander P. Bicket (RD)

• Magisterial District Judge, District 5-2-11 (6-year): *Robert L. Barner (RD), Kash Snyder (Snyder For Judge)

• Magisterial District Judge, District 5-2-15 (6-year): *Thomas R. Torkowsky (RD)

• Magisterial District Judge, District 5-2-36 (6-year): *James J. Hanley (D)
Westmoreland County

• Commissioner (2): *Chuck Anderson (R), R. Tyler Courtney (R), Ronald M. Gazze (I), *Ted Kopas (D), Gerald D. Lucia (D)

• Controller: Jeff Balzer (R), *Carmen Pedicone (D)

• Recorder of Deeds: Frank Schiefer (R), *Tom Murphy (D)

• Register of Wills: Michael H. Ginsburg (R), *Earl S. Keim II (D)

• Retention, Common Pleas Court: *Richard E. McCormick Jr., *Debra Pezze

• Treasurer: Jared M. Squires (R), Donald H. O`Brien (D)

Baldwin-Whitehall Schools
(part of Pleasant Hills)

• Board, 4-year (5): *Kevin J. Fischer (RD), Tracy Macek (RD), Marion M. Shannon (R), Lora J. Kalwarski (R), Richard J. Kirsch (R), Larry Pantuso (D), Ray Rossig (D), *Diana Kazour (D)
• Board, 2-year: *Sam DiNardo (RD)


• Council, Ward 1: John A. Lattanzi (RD)

• Council, Ward 4: Kathy Grisnik Tachoir (RD)

Clairton City Schools

• Board, Region 1: *Sue A. Wessel (D)

• Board, Region 2: Jennifer Linnen-Williams (D)

• Board, Region 3: *Robert A. Harrigan (RD)

• Board, Region 4: *Roger Tachoir (RD)

• Board, At-Large: *Roger Tachoir (RD)


• Council (2): *Gregory Wilson (D), *Michelle Vezzani (D)


• Council (2): *Eugene Capristo (D), *Elwood Martin (D)

• City Treasurer: *Rosemary Denne (D)

Duquesne City Schools

• Board (5): *Cedric F. Robertson (D), *Calvina Harris (D), *Sonya Chambers (D)

East Allegheny Schools

• Board, Region 5: *Dr. Frederick Miller (RD)

• Board, Region 6: *Karen M. Hensler (RD)

• Board, Region 8: *Dolores Brown (R), Keith J. Dandar (D)

• Board, Region 9: *Beverly M. Koch (D)

East McKeesport

• Council (3): *George Padezan (D), *Kathleen H. Lipesky (D), *Donna Ferrainolo (D)

• Council (3): *Monica Douglas (R), Robin Payne (RD), *Paul Shaner (RD)
Elizabeth Twp.

• Commissioner, Ward 1: Paul J. Pociask (R), *Donald Similo (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 3: *Robert H. Keefer (R), Claire M. Bryce (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 5: Gene A. Francesconi (RD)

• Commissioner, Ward 7: Christopher J. Evans (RD)

Elizabeth Forward Schools

• Board, 4-year (5): *Michael T. O`Rourke (RD), *Margaret Morgan (RD), *Charles H. Bakewell (RD), *Megan K. Ferraro (R), David Ferraro (R), *Philip Martell (D)

• Board, 2-year: Robert E. Rhoderick Jr. (D), Samuel G. Coccia Jr. (R)

Forward Twp.

• Supervisor (1): Ronald J. Skrinjorich (RD)


• Council (4): David F. Kowalski (RD), Thomas W. Bradley Jr. (RD), Norbert Piekut (R), *Nancy Heath Crncic (D), Anna Maria Kudla (RD)


• Council, Ward 1: Ronald Blount (D)

• Council, Ward 2: Barbara M. Broadwater (D)

• Council, Ward 3: *Susan Titmus (D)


• Council (3): Joanna Jordan (R), *Deborah Kelly (RD), *Danyce A. Neal (D), Robert E. Wayman (RD)

Jefferson Hills

• Council (3): *Tracey P. Khalil (R), Mike D`Alessandro (D), Beth Weiss-Greb (I), *James A. Weber (R), Joseph Skrinjorich (D), *Kathleen Reynolds (RD)


• Council, 4-year (3): *Jason Ruzich (RD), *Jesse J. Paradise (RD), *Janice R. Matyasovsky (RD)

• Council, 2-year: *M. Jane Weigand (D), *Ronald Pope (D)


• Council (3): *Paul S. Vereb (D), *Kristin J. Beedle (D), *Keli Vereb (D)

• Council (4): *Richard J. Dellapenna (D), Daniel K. Carr (D), Keith A. Soles (D), *Dale McCall (D)

• Mayor: Michael Cherepko (D), Raymond Malinchak (I)

McKeesport Area Schools

• Board (5): Mary Jane Keller (RD), *Joe Lopretto (RD), *Steven E. Kondrosky (RD), Ken Peoples (R), Scott Smith (R), Terri Kisan (D), Christopher Anthony Halaszynski (D)


• Council (3): Kelli L. Wehrer (R), *Dan Lloyd (D), *Joseph M. Ballas (D), *Bernie Shields (D)
• Tax Collector: *Donna Mercuri (D)

North Huntingdon Twp.

• Commissioner, Ward 1: *David E. Herold (R), George W. Fohner (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 3: *Brian West (R), Mark A. Swankler (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 5: *Tony Martino (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 7: *Donald Austin (RD)

• Referendum: Should the township issue an $18 million bond to help pay for a recreation center?

North Irwin

• Council (3): Zach Laughery (RD), *Kim Macalus (R), *Jennifer McCutcheon (R), *Bernard Reynolds (D)

North Versailles Twp.

• Commissioner, Ward 1: George S. Thompson (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 3: *George Beswick (R), Allen R. Wagner (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 5: Russell P. Saula Sr. (D)

• Commissioner, Ward 7: *Frank J. Bivins (D)

Norwin Schools

• Board (5): Darlene Ciocca (RD), *Robert Perkins (RD), Raymond Kocak (R), *Denny Rittenhouse (RD), *Thomas J. Sturm (RD), *Del P. Nolfi Jr. (D)


• Council-District 5 (including Lincoln Place, Hays): Josh Wander (R), Corey O`Connor (D)

• Referendum: Should the city institute a 0.25-mill library tax?

Pleasant Hills

• Council (3): Daniel Sollesz (R), Gregory P. Smith (R), Fred Mullner (R), *James P. Funkhouser (D), Joseph M. Esper (D), *Greg Parks (D)

Port Vue

• Council (3): Brent E. Kovac (R), *Kenneth J. Hresko (RD), *Marshall Black (RD), *Russell J. Wooster Jr. (D), Chris Moisey (I)

South Allegheny Schools

• Board (5): *Arlene S. Schinosi (RD), *Russell A. Geary (RD), *James Jackson (RD), *Luke F. Riley (RD), *Timothy V. Wackowski (RD)

South Versailles Twp.

• Commissioner (2): *Terry M. Payne (R), *David L. Stockett (D)

Steel Valley Schools

• Board, At-Large (3): *Vincent E. Natale (RD), *Thomas Olson (RD), Donna Kiefer (R), *Beth Cannon (D)

• Board, Region 2: Donna Kiefer (RD)

• Board, Region 3: *Donald M. Bajus (D)


• Council (3): *James Sheedy (D), Cynthia Richards (D), Gary Roscoe (D)


• Council (2): *Paul A. Bigos (D), *Michael A. Swidorsky (D)

• Tax Collector: *Melissa M. Swidorsky (D)

West Elizabeth

• Council, 4-year (3): *Frank J. Magill Jr. (D), *Ray A. Armstrong Sr. (D), *Daryl Celestino (D)

• Council, 2-year: *Susan Bowers-Pershing (D)

West Homestead

• Council, 4-year (3): *Joseph M. Baran (D), *Daniel G. Isaacs (D), Robert Cherep (D)

• Council, 2-year: *David A. Harhai (D)

West Jefferson Hills Schools

• Board, 4-year (5): *Shauna M. D`Alessandro (RD), *Anthony M. Angotti (RD), Darlene M. Schreiber (RD), *Alan J. Caponi (RD), *Marianne L. Neel (RD)

• Board, 2-year: *David L. Graham (RD)

West Mifflin

• Council, 4-year (3): Jay Goonetilleke (R), Michael G. Moses (RD), *Robert J. Kostelnik (D), Steven Michael Marone (D)

• Council, 2-year: Jay Goonetilleke (R), *Robert J. Kostelnik (D)

West Mifflin Area Schools

• Board (5): Daniel J. McDonald (RD), Judith E. Andzelik (RD), Richard J. Crux (RD), Ronald S. Rubinsak (RD), Harry G. Fast III (RD)


• Council (3):• Jon A. Esken (D), Richard C. Lassige (D), Robert Asson Sr. (D)

White Oak

• Council, 4-year (3): *Charles D. Davis (R), *Ronald R. Massung (R), Joseph Nagy (R), *David J. Pasternak (D)

• Council, 2-year: *Carrie Verbanick (RD)


• Mayor: Dominic L. Parisi (I)

• Council (4): *Michael A. Trkula (D), *John M. Mason Jr. (D), Dorothy L. Reeves (D), *Karen Peterson (D)

• Tax Collector: Frank J. Tylka (D)

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