Residents in the Panther Valley area will have voting decisions to make in two of the three municipalities in Carbon County, as well as for seats on the Panther Valley School District Board of Education. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, with balloting to take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in each of the county's 51 election precincts.
There are contested races for seats on both the Nesquehoning and Summit Hill borough councils, while the PVSD board also has a challenged race.
The balloting in Nesquehoning has five persons running for four four-year terms on the council.
Robert J. Marouchoc is running on both the Democratic and Republican ballots, having won nominations by both parties in the Primary Election. He will be joined on the Democratic ballot by Frank Jacobs, Donato P. DeMarco and Mark Stromelo. Joining him on the GOP side are Richard Zabroski and Michael R. Frey.
Regina Kennedy, a Democrat, is the only other person on the ballot. She is running for the six-year term as constable and is unopposed.
Summit Hill Borough
Like Nesquehoning, Summit Hill has one more candidate than there are available positions. Five persons are running for four four-year terms of office.
They include Jesse Walck, who won both Democratic and Republican nominations in the Primary Election, and will appear on both ballots.
Joining him on the Democratic side are Francis J. O'Gorman Jr., Michael Kokinda II and Michael Alabovitz while joining him on the Republican ballot is John L. Michalik.
There appears to be no contests in Lansford Borough, where four persons are running for the four four-year terms of office on the council that are up for grabs.
Two Democrats, Rose Mary Cannon and Mary Kruczek, and two Republicans, Andrew Snyder and Tommy J. Vadyak, are seeking the positions.
In the balloting for seats on the Panther Valley School Board, voters will elect five persons to four-year terms.
There are six candidates, including four who won both Democratic and Republican nominations in the Primary Election, and will appear on both tickets. They are William J. Hunsicker Sr., Anthony DeMarco, Jeffrey Markovich and R. Mickey Angst.
Joining them on the Democratic ticket is Michelle M. Markovich while on the Republican side with them is Michael P. Celentano.
While the five persons names appear on the two ballots as candidates, one person, Ronald M. Reis, has publicly declared his intent to run for a seat on the board via the write-in method.
In the race for the six-year term as Magisterial District 56-3-03 Judge, Casimir T. Kosciolek is unopposed as his name appears on both ballots. The district includes all three boroughs.