Slew of Fayette candidates sign up
Voters in Fayette County will have a slew of candidates to choose from in races at the county level, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's filing deadline for nominating petitions.
Among those who met the deadline were five attorneys who will run for two judge positions on the Court of Common Pleas: Linda Cordaro of Dunbar Township, Joseph George Jr. of South Union, Jack Purcell of Wharton, Doug Sepic of South Union and Steven Walton of Menallen.
All five are seeking both the Democratic and Republican nominations for the 10-year seats, according to an unofficial candidate listing on the Department of State's website.
A sixth attorney who had announced his intention to run, Anthony S. Dedola Jr. of Uniontown, is not listed as having filed nominating petitions. Dedola could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
Four candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for a two-year term as prothonotary. The position is vacant because the incumbent, Lance Winterhalter, quit midterm. The candidates are Nina Capuzzi Frankhouser of South Union, Pamela L. Hudson of North Union, Paul Shipley of North Union and Robert Ted Pritchard of Fairchance.
Eight candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for treasurer. The four-year seat is open because the incumbent, Robert Danko, is retiring in December.
The candidates are: Brad W. Geyer of Connellsville, Melvin E. Lerch Jr. of Franklin, Beth Kerns Patton of Bullskin, Thomas Pearson III of North Union, Lawrence Roberts of South Union, Larry Russman of North Union, Nancy Lee Wilson of Uniontown and Mike Zimcosky of Smock.
David Malosky, the recorder of deeds, is seeking re-election but has no challengers. According to the unofficial list of candidates, Malosky, of Smock, is the only candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for a four-year term.
No one filed for the Republican nominations for prothonotary, treasurer or recorder of deeds.
Only two candidates are seeking nominations for jury commissioner. Incumbent Janet Trees of Franklin and a newcomer, Lauren Mahoney Yohman of South Union, are seeking the Democratic nomination.
In the race for a recently realigned magisterial district court, five candidates are cross-filed for judge. They are the incumbent, Jesse Cramer of Belle Vernon, and challengers Kenneth H. Jaynes, Richard A. Kasunic II, Soni Shaner-Mancuso and George Stash III, all of Dunbar Township.
Candidate listings for the row officer positions and district judge are unofficial until verified by the county election bureau, said director Larry Blosser.
Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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