Mayor, council races in Coaldale highlight Tuesday's election
Contests for mayor and council are featured in a number of borough contests in next Tuesday's Municipal General Election. Other offices to be filled are tax collector, auditor, and polling officers. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Here is a rundown for the TIMES NEWS coverage area:
Mayor Christian P. Morrison, Democrat/Republican, is unopposed as he won both nominations in the primary election for another term as mayor.
Tax collector Pamela J. McCullion, Republican/Democrat, is unopposed as she also won both nominations. She will be replacing longtime tax collector Allen Kerr, who did not seek another term.
For council, four-year term, there are three to be elected. There is no contest as the three candidates are unopposed. They are John Trudich Jr. and Micah Gursky, who both won the Republican and Democratic nominations; and David Mace, Republican. Justin D. Startzel, Republican, is unopposed for the two-year term. There is no candidate for the six-year term for auditor.
Officers for polling places: First Precinct, Judge of Elections Grace E. Sakusky, Democrat, is unopposed. Inspector of Elections Kathleen S. Keefer, Republican, is opposed by Dian L. Fudge, Democrat; in the Second Precinct there are no candidates for judge or inspector; in the Third Precinct, Judge of Elections, Linda Yulanavage, Republican, is unopposed; and candidates for Inspector of Elections are Eileen L. Barron, Republican and John Malarkey, Democrat. In the Fourth Precinct there are no candidates listed for judge or inspector.
There is a contest for mayor between Richard R. Kellner, Republican, and Joel Johnson, Democrat. Current mayor, Richard Corkey, did not seek another term.
Tax collector Catherine M. Papesh is unopposed as she won both nominations in the primary.
On council, for the four-year term, there is a contest with six running for three seats. The lineup is Linda A. Miller, Harry R. Hontz Jr. and David J. Yelito, Republicans, are opposed by Thomas Polischak, Angela Krapf and Vincent R. Miller Sr., Democrats. For the two-year term, Brenda L. Hosler, Republican, is unopposed.
For polling officers, in the East Precinct, there is no candidate for Judge of Elections and only one candidate on the ballot for Inspector of Elections, Raymond Swankoski, a Republican. In the West Precinct, there are no candidates for judge or inspector.
Mayor John Belsak is unopposed as he won both nominations in the primary. For tax collector, John A. Williams, Republican, is unopposed. For council, there are two four-year terms. Jason Gradwell, Republican, and Roger Freed, Democrat, are unopposed.
There is no candidate for Judge of Elections. Running for Inspector of Elections, with one position open, is Vienna Hess, Republican, and Emily Caracappa, Democrat.
In McAdoo there are several contests. For Mayor there is a contest between Dane Watro, Republican, and Stephan R. Holly, Democrat. Watro is the incumbent.
For tax collector, there is a contest between Terry Sissick Kupres, Republican, and Andrew T. DeBalko, Democrat. On council, three will be elected to four-year terms. There is a contest as each party has three candidates. They are Edward J. Bielen Sr., Jason Trimmell and Brian Welsch, Republicans, who are opposed by Joseph A. Madochick, John J. Shigo and Robert S. Wills, Democrats.
For polling officers, in the First Precinct, Judge of Elections, Debbie Stefanisko, Democrat, is unopposed; for Inspector of Elections, Georgine P. Borchick, Republican, and Patricia A. Kott, Democrat, are the candidates. In the Second Precinct, for Judge of Elections, Sally A. Updike, Democrat, is unopposed. Inspector of Election, Margaret M. Miller, Republican, and Robert J. Laylo, Democrat, are candidate.
For Mayor, there is a contest between John Leshko, Republican, and Carol A. Oswald, Democrat. For tax collector, Marian Donlin, Democrat, is unopposed. For council, three seats are open for four-year terms. Wendy A. Dempsey, Republican, Scott T. Jones, Republican; and John R. Difilippo Jr., won both nominations in the primary; Joseph A. Rolenaitis and Joseph Skripko, both Democrats are also running.
There are no candidates for judge of elections and inspectors for the polling place.
For mayor, there is a contest between Hunter Rulavage, Republican, and Frances Gates Tkach, Democrat. Tax collector Robert J. Frantz, Democrat, is unopposed. For council, four four-year terms are open. Candidates are Christine Carey, Dennis A. Faust, Frank Evans, and Emily Boldt, Democrats; and Timothy McNavage, Independent.
For Judge of Elections, Josephine A. Yeneshosky, Democrat, is unopposed; and Inspector of Elections, Anna Williams, Republican, is the only candidate.