Thirty-three nominating petitions have been filed in the Carbon County Elections Office by persons seeking to have their names placed on the ballots in their respective numicipalities for the May 17 Primary Election.

According to state election laws, persons desiring to run for office are required to get petitions signed by party members and then have to file those petitions with the county before the deadlilne of March 8. Offices to be filled by the electorate this year include judge, district justices, county rowoffice positions and seats in boroughs, townships and school districts.

As of the latest report released by Elections Director Lisa Dart, there were 17 Democrats and 16 Republican petitions filed by candidates. A report that appeared in the TIMES NEWS last week listed the names of "early birds," those who filed petitions during the initial days of the circulating period that began Feb. 15.

The latest list of candidates includes:

Democrats

Pearl Downs-Sheckler, 27 Teaberry Trail, Jim Thorpe, director, Jim Thorpe Area School District, four-year term.

Joseph C. Ehritz, 138 Thomas Jefferson Road, Lehighton, supervisor, East Penn Township, six-year term.

David L. Davidovich, 10 E. Cherry St., Tresckow, supervisor, Banks Township, six-year term.

Arland F. Moyer Sr., 306 White St., Weissport, council, four-year term.

Theresa Troutman, 210 Franklin St., Weissport, tax collector, two-year term.

Raymond M. Gluck, 302 Golden Oaks Drive, White Haven, supervisor, Kidder Township, six-year term.

Walter Schulz, 650 Behrens Road, Jim Thorpe, director, Jim Thorpe Area School District, four-year term.

Republicans

Rod E. Green, 45 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, supervisor, Franklin Township, six-year term, six-year term.

Wayne W. Wentz, 650 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, director, Lehighton Area School District, four-year term.

Pearl Downs-Sheckler, 27 Teaberry Trail, Jim Thorpe, director, Jim Thorpe Area School District, four-year term.

Joseph E. D'Andrea, 411 Sixth St., Weatherly, mayor, four-year term.

John M. Strockoz, 100 Strockoz Lane, Lehighton, supervisor, East Penn Township, six-year term.

Ernest M. Stauffer, 3178 S. Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherly, auditor, Lehigh Township, six-year term.

Walter Schulz, 650 Behrens Road, Jim Thorpe, director, Jim Thorpe Area School District, four-year term.