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Four seek three Coaldale council seats

Four candidates, including three incumbents and the current mayor, are seeking three open seats on Coaldale Borough Council in Tuesday’s general election.

Anne Girard, who was appointed to council earlier this year, won nominations in the Democratic and Republican primaries.

Incumbents Angela Krapf and Francis Hutta won the other two Democratic nominations, while current Mayor Joel Johnson and Harry Hontz Jr., who died in March, were nominated on the Republican ticket.

Johnson is not seeking reelection as mayor after being appointed in 2015.

Girard, Hutta and Johnson did not respond in time for our deadline.

Angela Krapf

I am married, have three children and have lived in the borough for 14 years.

I have been on council for four years, the president of C.H.O.S.E. organization for nine years and am very active with other organizations such as the Knee-Hi football and PTO.

I am very dedicated and consistent with everything I am involved in.

My hopes to improve the borough further is to continue to collect delinquent sanitation, improve more streets, and continue to bring new things to help build up the community.

The progress we have achieved in this last year alone was converting to LED lighting at no cost to the borough and an annual savings of $900, switching phone companies for more savings, tackling all the delinquent sanitation, major street repairs, starting the Kline’s Hill walking path and getting a new playground for the children in our community.

If I am elected again, I will continue to work with my current team to further better the borough and give back what the people in the community so deserve.