Westmoreland townships, boroughs to host contested races in May primary
The Westmoreland County Election Bureau released its unofficial listing of candidates who have filed petitions seeking borough and township offices in the May 21 primary election.
Mt. Pleasant Area School Board
Several candidates have filed for four open seats on the Mt. Pleasant Area School Board. All seats are for a term of four years. Cross-filing contenders include Rick Albright, Robert Gumbita, Charles Holt and Warren Leeder. Kyle Potts will appear only on the Republican ballot.
Southmoreland School Board
With four open four-year seats on the Southmoreland School Board, seven candidates have filed petitions. They all cross-filed. Candidates include Robert Callaro, Lois Eberly, Catherine Fike, Levi Miller, Gail Rhodes, Cheryl Byers Shipley and Heather Wise-Yanyo.
Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor. They include incumbent Gerald Lucia and newcomer John Rogacki.
Two four-year council seats are open in the First Ward. Republicans David Pritts and Cynthia Stevenson and Democrat Don McHirella are seeking the nominations.
One four-year seat is open in the Second Ward. Democrats Susan Ruszkowski and Robert Storey are seeking the nomination.
Diane Bailey, a Democrat, is seeking the nomination in the Second Ward for the two-year council seat.
There are two four-year term openings in the Third Ward. Democrats John Caruso Jr., Fred McCloy, Frank Pernelli and Paul Wagner are seeking the nominations.
Albert Beranek, a Republican, has filed for the two-year seat in the Third Ward. On the Democratic side, Fred McCloy and John Caruso Jr. are seeking the nomination.
Carol Yancosky, a Democrat, is seeking the nomination for the borough's tax collector.
Chuck King, a Republican, is seeking the nomination for borough mayor.
Kathleen Zaffina, a Democrat, is seeking the nomination for borough tax collector.
In the borough's First Ward, Robert Close, a Democrat, is seeking the nomination for the one four-year seat. Troy Soberdash, a Democrat, has filed to seek the nomination for the Second Ward's four-year seat, and Jack Davis and Barry Brooks, both Republicans, will be vying for the sole four-year seat in the Third Ward.
L. Bud Santimyer is the only candidate for the one four-year seat in the Fourth Ward.
Tom Stull Jr., a Republican, is seeking the nomination for the six-year term of Donegal Township supervisor.
Amy Kalp-Mathews, a Republican, is seeking the four-year term of tax collector.
Democrats Howard Keefer and Justin Morrow are seeking the party's nomination for the six-year term of supervisor.
Mt. Pleasant Township
Republicans Aaron Howard and Robert Whalen and Democrats Robert Hudec and Frank Puskar are seeking party nominations for the six-year term of supervisor.
Seeking the four-year term of tax collector are Republican Mary Hontz and Democrats Andrea Garbon and Laura Malone.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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