Area boroughs will be nominating candidates for offices of mayor, tax collector, and council in the Municipal Primary Election to be held Tuesday, May 21.

There are council contests on the Democratic ballot in McAdoo, Middleport, and Coaldale; and on the Republican ballot in Tamaqua. There is also a contest for tax collector on the Republican ballot in Tamaqua.

Also to be nominated are officers who run the voter polling places. To be nominated are a judge of election and an inspector. In the fall election a judge of election is elected and two inspectors, majority and minority. The candidate with the highest vote becomes the majorty inspector and second highest the minority.

There are also empty spaces on the ballot where no candidates have filed and can be filled by writein votes. Writein candidates must obtain 10 signatures to have their names placed on the ballot for the general election.

Seeking nominations for various local offices in area boroughs are the following:

Tamaqua

In Tamaqua there is a race for the Republican nomination for tax collector. Seeking the parties' nod are Dale W. Freudenberger and Pamela J. McCullion. Longtime incumbent tax collector Alan Kerr is not seeking another term.

There are no candidate on the GOP side for mayor.

For council the GOP hopefuls are (nominate three for four year term), John Trudich Jr., 195 Owl Creek Road; David Mace, 643 Arlington St.; Micah Gursky, 502 Arlington St.; and Justin D..Startzel.120 Hunter St. Council, (two year term), Jack Kulp, 119 Pine St., Dan Evans, 511 Schuylkill Ave., and Gursky. Auditor, (six year term), no candidate. First Precinct, Judge of Election, no candidate; Inspector of Election, Kathleen S. Keefer, 241 N. Lehigh St.; Second Precinct, no candidates for judge or inspector; Third Precinct, Judge of Election, Linda Yulanavage, 418 Arlington St.; Inspector of Election, Eileen L. Barron, 317 Arlington St.; Fourth Precinct, no candidates for judge or inspector.

On the Democratic side incumbent Mayor, Christian P. Morrison, 112 Orwigsburg St. is unopposed.

The other offices are Tax Collector, no candidate; Council, (four year term, nominate three) no candidates; Council, (two year term), no candidate; Auditor, no candidate. First Precinct, Judge of Election, Grace E. Sakusky, 15 W. Union St.; Second Precinct, no judge or inspector candidates; Third Precinct, Judge of Election, no candidate; Inspector of Election, John Malarkey, 624 Arlington St.; Fourth Precinct, no judge or inspector candidates.

Coaldale

Republican, Mayor, Richard R. Kellner,18 E. Ridge St.; Tax Collector, no candidate; Council (four year term nominate three), Harry R. Hontz Jr., 114 E. Ridge St.; Linda A. Miller, 156 First St.; and David J. Yelito, 202 W. Phillips St.; Council (two year term nominate one), Brenda L. Hosler, 62 W. Miner St.; East Precinct, Judge of Election, no candidate; Inspector of Election, Raymond Swankoski, 186 First St.; West Precinct, no candidates.

Democratic, Mayor, Joel Johnson,14 Foster Ave.; Tax Collector, Catherine M. Papesh, 241 W. Howard Ave.; Council, (four year term, nominate three) John J. Sherbin, 233 West Avenue; Vincent R. Miller Sr., 156 First St.; Angela Krapf, 29 Bull Run St.; and Thomas Polischak, 6 E. High St.; Council ( two year term, nominate one), no candidate; East Precinct, no judge or inspector candidates; West Precinct, no judge or inspector candidates.

Middleport

Republican ballot - Mayor, John Leshko, 28 Shade St.; Tax Collector, no candidate; Council, (nominate three), Scott T. Jones, 5 North St.; Wendy A. Dempsey, 63 Washington St., no third candidate; No candidates for judge of election and inspector of election.

Democratic ballot - Mayor, Carol A. Oswald, 57 Washington St.; Tax Collector, Marian Donlin, 14 Shade St.; Council (nominate three), Joseph A. Rolenaitis, 4 Main St.; Eugene Heiser, 74 Washington St.; Joseph Skripko, 26 Saint Clair St.; and John R. DiFilippo Jr., 41 Saint Clair St.; No candidates for judge or inspector.

New Philadelphia

Republican, Mayor, Hunter Rulavage, 71 Valley St.; Tax Collector, no candidate; Council, no candidates; Judge of Election, no candidate; Inspector of Election, Anna Williams.

Democratic, Mayor, Francis Gates Tkach, 6 Water St.; Tax Collector, Robert J. Frantz, 62 Valley St.; Council, (nominate four) Dennis A. Faust, 140 Water St.; Christine Carey, 102 Brook Lane, with two seats vacant; Judge of Election, Josephine A. Yeneshosky, 21 Fernsdale Road; no inspector candidate.

McAdoo

Republican, Mayor, Dane Watro, 201 S. Hancock St.; Tax Collector, Terry Sissick Kupres, 401 S. Cleveland St.; Council (nominate three) Jason Trimmell, 209 S. Hancock St.; Brian Welch, 118 E. Grant St.; and Edward J. Bielen Sr., 122 W. Grant St.; First Precinct, Judge of Election, no candidate; Inspector of Election, Georgine P. Borchick, 28 1/2 N. Sheridan St.; Second Precinct, Judge of Election, no candidate; Inspector of Election, Margaret M. Miller, 49 S. Cleveland St.

Democratic, Mayor, Stephen R. Holly, 601 S. Kennedy Drive; Tax Collector, Andrew T. DeBalko, 412 E. Grant St.; Council (nominate three) Brian E. Kolbush,k 109 S. Sheridan St.; Joseph A. Madochick, 30 N. Hancock St.; Mark Liszka,123 W. Blaine St.; John Kolbush, 109 S. Sheridan St.; John J. Shigok 419 E. Grant St.; and Robert S. Wills, 535 S. Kennedy Drive; First Precinct, Judge of Election, Debbie Stefanisko, 111 W. Grant St.; Inspector of Election, Patricia A. Kroll, 207 E. Blaine St.; Second Precinct, Judge of Election, Sally A. Updike, 346 S. Kennedy Drive; Inspector of Election, Robert J. Lalo,304 W. Blaine St.

New Ringgold

Republican, Mayor, no candidate; Tax Collector, no candidate; Council (nominate two), Jason Gradwell, Tyson Street, only candidate. Judge of Election, no candidate; Inspector of Election, Vienna Hess, 111 Tyson St.

Democratic, Mayor, John Belsak, 116 Royer St.; Tax Collector, no candidate; Council (nominate two), Roger Freed, 311 Hughes St., only candidate; No candidates for judge or inspector.