There are only a few races for local elective office, such as town council and township supervisor, in the TIMES NEWS Schuylkill County coverage area.
Following is a look at what the voters will have to chose from in local contests. Voters, of course, has a much larger selection for county-wide offices. A story on those races will appear separately in the TIMES NEWS.
In the largest borough in the county there is no race for four seats, four year terms, for council as there are only four names on the ballot.
Seeking the posts are incumbent Republicans Kenneth A. Smulligan, 310 Hazle St., Brian Connely, 511 Lombard St., and Thomas Cara, 621 E. Broad St. The fourth name of the ballot is Stephen Tertel. Tertel is no longer a Tamaqua resident and resigned from council to move out of state. He won the Republican nomination in the Spring but did not petition the election bureau to remove his name from the November ballot. If Tertel wins the seat then council will appoint someone to the position.
There has been no indication of anyone running a write-in campaign for the fourth slot.
Another spot on the ballot is for auditor in which Republican Richard M. Hadesty Jr. is the only candidate.
In Coaldale there is a race for a seat on council. There are four seats, four year terms, up with five candidates on the ballot.
Nancy Lorchak, 224 Third St., Michael J. Doerr, 160 East St., Steve Tentylo, 260 E. Phillips St., Thomas D. Kearns Sr., 110 Sixth St., and Paul F. Coppie, 200 East St. are the hopefuls.
Lorchak and Doerr have both nominations. Tentylo and Keerans Republican nods and Coppie, Democrat.
In New Ringgold there are three seats, four year term, up for election but only two names are on the ballot.
The hopefuls are Republicans Elizabeth Blaker Fry, 102 Tyson St., and Elena Hendricks, 412 E. Railroad St. No one has indicated a write-in campaign. If the third spot is not filled, then council will make an appointment.
McAdoo has a full slate of candidates from both parties for four open, four year seats on council.
The GOP hopefuls, in order on the ballot, are Mary A. Labert, 1 Butler St., William J. Slovik, 47 W. Blaine St., John A. Perhontch, 76 N. Kennedy Drive, and Lisa A. Klemas, 149 N. Kennedy Drive.
The Democratic hopefuls are Marion DeBalko, 412 E. Grant St., Rose Ann Lutz,, 221 E. Washington St., Rick Snyder, 633 S. Kennedy Drive, and Marla S. Furlani, 301 E. Blaine St.
In Middleport there is a race for two seats on council, four year terms, with three names on the ballot.
The hopefuls are RepublicanThomas J. Vrabel Jr., and Democrats Leo J. Oswald, and Elizabeth McClure.
In New Philadelphia there are three seats, four year terms, up on council and three Democrats are the candidates. They were Mary L. Shanoskie, Edward J. Slane and Debra A. Smith-Sullivan.
West Penn Township
In West Penn Township there is a race for a six year term on the board of supervisors.
Republican James G. Dean, 338 Snowdrift Rd., Andreas, is being challenged by Democrat David A. Zeigler, 113 Cider Run Rd., Andreas.
Thomas P. Gibiser (R), 413 Rabbit Rd., Andreas, is the lone candidate for auditor, six year term.
In Rush Township Republican Jeaninne Motroni, 63 Franklford Ave., also won the Democratic nod in the primary and is the lone candidate on the ballot for a six year seat on the board of supervisors.
This is a race for auditor, six year term, between Republican William Boyer, 205 Ryan Ave., and Democrat Robert J. Pitts, 364 Fairview St.
In Walker Township there are no local races.
Republican Craig Wagner, 1084 Shady Lane, is unopposed for another six year as supervisor.
There are no local races in Schuylkill Township.
Republican Charles A. Hosler, 215 Valley St., Brockton, is unopposed for a six year term as supervisor; Republican Christine Verdier, of 69 Sunny Drive, MaryD, is unopposed for a four year term as supervisor; and Democrat Aggie Kane, 135 Walnut St., Tuscarora, is unopposed for a six year term as auditor.
In Ryan Township there is a race for tax collector, two year term. Republican John M. Kowalchick, 606 State Road, Barnesville, is facing Democrat Mary T. Peca, 840 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville.
Republican David R. Morgan, 246 Hillside Drive, Barnesville, is unopposed for a six year term as supervisor.
Also, Republican David John DJ Kintz Jr., 175 Spruce Ave., Barnesville, is unopposed for a six year term as auditor.
In Kline Township there is a contest for a six year term on the board of supervisors.
Republicn Nicholas Sanko, 171 Silverbrook Rd., will face off against Democrat Eugene Moisey, 24 Snyder Ave.
Mauro S. Notaro (R), 115 Snyder Ave., is unopposed for a six year term as auditor.
In Delano Township Democrat Jay Ryan, 918 Lofty Rd., Barnesville, is unopposed for a six year term as supervisor. Sharon Kuropatsky, a Democrat, is also unopposed for a six year term as auditor.
In Blythe Township Albert J. Lubinsky, of Cumbola, has both nominations for a six year term as supervisor. Democrat Theresa A. Hinchey is unopposed for a six year term as auditor.
East Brunswick Twp.
In East Brunswick Township Republican Jeffrey Faust, 175 E. Rausch Rd., is unopposed for a six year term as supervisor. This is no listed candidates for three auditor posts of six, four and two year terms.