A number of contests loom in area boroughs, townships and school districts in the Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, May 17, according to petitions filed in the Schuylkill County Election Bureau. The last day for withdrawal by candidates who filed petitions is Wednesday, March 23.

Candidates who filed to have their names on the ballot were as follows:

Council seats

Tamaqua Borough - Council, four year term, nominate four for each party, Republican ballot: Thomas Cara, 621 E. Broad St.; Brian Connely, 511 Lombard St.; Kenneth A. Smulligan, 310 Hazel St.; and Stephen Tertel, 252 Mahanoy St. Auditor, six year term, one to be nominated for each party, Republican ballot, Richard M. Hadesty Jr., 318 Mountain Avenue.

Coaldale Borough - Council, four year term, nominate four for each party, Republican ballot, Michael J. Doerr, 160 E. St.; Steve Tentylo, 260 E. Phillips St.; Nancy Lorchak, 224 Third St.; Thomas D. Keerans Sr., 110 Sixth St.; and Andrew E. Girard. 220 Fisher Avenue; Council, four year term, Democratic ballot, Paul F. Coppie, 220 East St.

New Philadelphia Borough - Council, four year term, nominate three for each party; Democratic ballot, Mary L. Shanoskie, 187 Valley St.; Edward J. Slane, 16 Clay St.; and Debra A. Smith-Sullivan, 13 Water St.

New Ringgold Borough - Council, four year term, nominate three for each party, Republican ballot, Elizabeth Blaker Fry, 102 Tyson St.; and Elena Hendricks, 412 E. Railroad St.

McAdoo Borough - Council, four year term, nominate four for each party, Republican ballot, John A. Perhonitch, 76 N. Kennedy Drive; Mary A. Labert, 1 N. Butler St.; Edward J. Bielen Sr., 122 W. Grant St.; Daniel G. Borchick, 28 1/2 N. Sheridan St.; William J. Slovik, 47 W. Blaine St.; and Lisa A. Klemas, 149 N. Kennedy Drive. Council, four year term, Democratic ballot, Marian DeBalko, 412 E. Grant St.; Marla S. Furlani, 301 E. Blaine St.; Rose Ann Lutz, 221 E. Washington St.; and Rick Snyder, 633 South Kennedy Drive.

Township candidates

Blythe Township, supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Democratic ballot, Albert J. Lubinsky, 24 Trolley St., Cumbola. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Democratic ballot, Theresa A. Hinchey, 124 Coal St., Cumbola.

Delano Township, supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Democratic ballot, Jay Ryan, 918 Lofty Road, Barnesville. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Democratic ballot, Sharon Kuropatsky, 16 Walnut St., Delano.

East Brunswick Township - supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican ballot, Harold Frye Jr., 1734 Chestnut St., New Ringgold; Jeffrey Faust, 175 E. Rauschs Road, New Ringgold. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, no candidates filed; Auditor, four yuear term, nominate one for each party, no candidates filed; two year term, nominate one for each party, no candidates filed.

East Union Township - supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican ballot, Francis L. Layton, 29 Main Boulevard, Ringtown. supervisor, six year term, Democratic ballot, Jon J. Detter, 25 Trailer Road, Ringtown; George D. Andrews, 953 Main St., Sheppton. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Democratic ballot, Robert Gabardi, 877 Center St., Sheppton.

Kline Township - supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican ballot, Nicholas Sanko, 171 Silverbrook Road, McAdoo; and Linda Deganich, 134 Haddock Road, McAdoo. Democratic ballot, Eugene Moisey, 24 Snyder Avenue, McAdoo.

Rush Township - supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican ballot, Stephen W. Simchak, 167 Lake Drive, Lake Hauto; Jeaninne Motroni, Frankford Avenue. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican ballot, William D. Boyer, 105 Ryan Avenue, Tamaqua. Auditor, six year term, Democratic ballot, Robert J. PItts, 364 Fairview St.

Ryan Township - supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each part, Republican ballot, David R. Morgan, 246 Hillside Drive, Barnesville. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican ballot, David John D.J. Kintz Jr., 17 Spruce Avenue, Barnesville.

Schuylkill Township - supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican, Charles A. Hosler, 215 Valley St., Brockton. Supervisor, four year term, nominate one for each party, Republican, Christine Verdier, 69 Sunny Drive, MaryD. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Democratic ballot, Aggie Kane, 135 Walnut St., Tuscarora.

Walker Township - supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican, Craig Wagner, 1084 Shady Lane. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, no candidates filed.

West Penn Township, supervisor, six year term, nominate one for each party, Republican, David A. Zeigler, 113 Cider Run Road, Andreas; and James G. Dean, 330 Snowdrift Road, Andreas. Auditor, six year term, nominate one for each party, no one filed. Auditor, four year term, nominate one for each party, no one filed. Auditor, two year term, nominate one for each party, no one filed.

School Board

Tamaqua Area - four year term, nominate five directors for each party. Cross filing on Republican and Democratic ballots, Larry A. Wittig, 720 Orchard Road, West Penn Township; Wandy Y. Zuber, 1120 Catawissa Road, Walker Township; Daniel E. Schoener, 1286 Valley Road, Walker Township; Robert W. Betz, 547 E. Broad St., Tamaqua; Eileen A. Mieser, 3257 Summer Valley Road, New Ringgold; and Tracy A. Perry, 74 Medical Crossing, West Penn Township.

Blue Mountain Area - four year term, nominate five directors for each party. Cross filing on Republican and Democratic ballots, Carl W. Yeich, 17 S. Front St., Friedensburg; Edward R. Cope, 226 Over Look Terrace, Deer Lake; Marci Cryts-Kramer, 295 Moon Hill Road, Wayne Township; David Lafko, 532 E. Mifflin St., Orwigsburg; John Granito, 170 Country Hill Road, Orwigsburg; Michael Zellner, 50 Fork Mountain Road, Auburn; Joseph Medica, 48 Kelsey Drive, North Manheim Township; Scott Reichert, 530 MacArthur Drive, Orwigsburg; James M. Gillespie, 922 Cressona Road, North Manheim Township; Heather L. Gosch, 65 Gray Hawk Drive, East Brunswick Township; and Alicia Keller, 1515 Red Dale Road, East Brunswick Township.

Panther Valley - four year term, nominate five directors for each party. Filing on Republican ballot only, R. Mickey Angst, 243 W. High St., Nesquehoning. Cross filing on Republican and Democratic ballots, Anthony Demarco, 29 E. Garibaldi Avenue, Nesquehoning; William Hunsicker Sr., 5 Third Avenue, Nesquehoning; and Jeffrey Markovich, 324 W. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill. Filing only on Democratic ballot, Michelle M. Markovich, 324 W. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill.