Dunbar Township incumbent wins nomination
By Karl Polacek
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1:46 a.m.
Dunbar Township Supervisor John Tabaj received his party's nomination for the township's six-year supervisory seat.
With 100 percent of the votes reported, Tabaj won the Democratic nomination for the seat, receiving 43 percent of the vote. Challenger Vern Ohler received 42 percent of the vote.
Tabaj's name will appear on the November ballot on the Democratic ticket for the six-year term.
Challenger Chuck Clark received 14 percent of the vote on the Democratic side.
No Republicans sought the position.
Tabaj, 68, was seeking his second term. Ohler, 51, has worked for the Connellsville Street Department for 20 years.
For the office of tax collector, Democratic incumbent Marigrace Butela and Republican challenger Shelia Galliete will face off in the fall. Both received 100 percent of the votes from their respective parties.
Democrat Don Homer was the sole candidate listed on the ballot for auditor.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent David Butler secured the Democratic nomination for supervisor with 54 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Roy Thayer, who received 46 percent of the vote for the six-year term.
No Republicans sought the nomination for supervisor.
Seeking the office of tax collector on the Democratic ticket were incumbent Louis Bell and challenger Jeff Hann. On the Republican ticket were Kylie Stouffer Carleton and Ginny Martin.
Bell gained the Democratic nomination with 64 percent over Hann, with 36 percent. In November, he will face Carleton, who had 62 percent. Martin received 38 percent.
Jeffrey Martucci gained the Democratic nomination for auditor with 55 percent over Mick Lilley with 45 percent.
Democratic incumbent Greg Grimm received 100 percent of the vote on his ticket.
Grimm, 50, is seeking his third term.
He will face Republican Gary Wilker, a former PennDOT employee in November. Wilker ended with 68 percent while business owner Steve Nietfeld received 32 percent.
Democrat Shari Bukovac is the sole candidate for tax collector.
Democrat Richard Beranek won the party nomination for the six-year term of supervisor. He received 60 percent of the unofficial vote totals. Dewey Eutsey received 40 percent. No Republicans sought the nomination.
Republican Laurie Hanchar is the lone candidate listed for tax collector.
Democrat Donald Hann was the sole candidate for supervisor.
Republican Andrea Doppelheuer and Democrat Daralynn Dari Gilpin will face off in the fall for the tax collector position. Both ended with 100 percent of the votes from their parties.
There is one six-year supervisor's seat open in the township. Incumbent Janet Galla received the Democratic nomination receiving 100 percent of the vote. No Republicans sought the nomination.
Republican Sara Sickle will face off against Democrat Pam Newmeyer for the position of auditor in the fall. Both got 100 percent of the votes from their party.
Karl Polacek is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-626-3538.
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