Sixty Democrats and 19 Republicans are officially candidates for committee men and women positions in the 23 municipalities in the county, according to the last round of petitions that were filed with the Carbon County Board of Elections before the deadline last week.
The Democratic Party rules call for one committeeman and one committeewoman from each of the 51 election precincts to be elected for a total of 102 members.
The Republican Party rules are a little different. The GOP had 109 committee positions available on an at-large-by-municipality basis as follows: 16 in Penn Forest Township; eight each in Towamensing and Franklin townships; seven each in Lehighton, Jim Thorpe and Palmerton boroughs and Mahoning Township; five in East Penn Township; four each in Lansford, Nesquehoning, Summit Hill and Weatherly boroughs and Lower Towamensing Township; three each in Kidder Township South and Packer Township; and two each in Banks, Lausanne and Lehigh townships, Kidder Township North and Beaver Meadows, Bowmanstown, East Side, Parryville and Weissport boroughs.
The 60 Democrats and 19 GOP members' names will appear on the ballots of their respective municipalities in the May 20 Primary Election.
Two partial lists of candidates appeared in prior editions of the TIMES NEWS. Completing the list of candidates are:
Jeremy Barbosa, District 47, Palmerton; Dale Walck, Parryville; Joann M. Behrens, District 51-02, Penn Forest Township; Candica Gimbor and Michael Crampsie, District 52, Brian J. Dolena and Delores J. McAndrew, District 53, and Jennilee Kosciolek and William J. O'Gurek Jr., District 54, all of Summit Hill; Andrew C. Nosti and Kristen T. Nosti, District 57-2, Towamensing Township; and Duane E. Watson, Weissport.
Gerard Bonamarte, District 13, Franklin Township; and Sandra Dellicker, District 55, Summit Hill.
The committee persons will be elected to four-year terms.