WAYNE & PIKE - Voters in Wayne and Pike Counties have several ballot contests in the Primary, Tuesday, May 21. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. There are numerous others on the ballot running uncontested.
Voters in Sterling Township are given a referendum ballot question. They may vote "yes" or "no" to: "Do you favor the issuance of licenses to conduct small games of chance in the Township of Sterling?"
• Clinton Township Republican voters have a choice for Supervisor, Ken Coles and Ryan Wilmarth. Robert H. Christman is running as a Democrat and will face the Republican Primary winner, in November.
• In Damascus Township, two Republicans are vying for supervisor, Steven R. Adams and Charles Grady.
• Dyberry Township Republicans may choose between Edward H. Fritsch and John F. Walker for Supervisor.
• Lake Township Republicans are given two choices for supervisor 4-year, Timothy Jaggars and Charles White. Joseph Gwozdziewycz runs unopposed as a Democrat, for supervisor 4-year.
There is also a contest for Lake Twp. Inspector of Election, with two Republicans, Anita Cook and Barbara Pannone.
• In Paupack Township, incumbent Bruce Chandler, a Republican, faces a challenge from John Barnett and Randy Glosenger.
• There is a Tax Collector contest in Salem Towship, between Republicans Karen J. Janiszewski and Marlene Yedinak.
• In Texas Township, incumbent Supervisor Paul Sprague has his name on both the 6-year term and 2-year term, as a Republican. Incumbent Allan Wickle is running for the 6-year term, as a Republican.
• There are also contests for Western Wayne and Forest Regional School Boards.
Voters will be able to vote for one, for Western Wayne. District 1. Andrew Andy Falonk and Andrew J. Gaudenzi are running on the Republican side, and Donald H. McDonough and J. Ames Salak are each running on a split Rep/Dem ticket.
• For Western Wayne District 2, Nicole E. Bolduc is on the Republican side, and Bernice Fiorella is on a split Rep/Dem ticket.
• There is also a choice in Clinton Township-1, for the Forest City Regional School Board Region 1. Vote one, from a choice of two: Mary Costanzo and Linda Zefran, each running on a split Rep/Dem ticket.
• Pike County Sheriff: Republican voters will choose between incumbent Phil Bueki, and Nancy Price. There are no Democrats running.
• There are two contested races for Magisterial District Judge.
For District Court 60-3-02, covering Blooming Grove, Greene and Palmyra Townships, there are two candidates both running on a split Republican ticket. They are Shannon L. Muir and Mark E. Moulton, both practicing attorneys. Moulton withdrew from the Democratic ticket.
District Court 60-3-04, now served by Judge Stephen McBride, covers Delaware, Lehman and Porter Townships. There are two candidates, Paul Menditto who is running on a split Republican/ Democratic ticket, and Robert A. Bowell, who is running on the Democratic side.
Change to the Delaware Valley School Board race, 2 year: Pam Lufty and Jessica Adler Decker withdrew (they are still 4-year candidates). Brian Carso is staging a write-in campaign for 2-year.
• In Delaware Township, Republican Jeffrey Scheetz is running alone on the ballot for one open Supervisor seat. Republican Marguerite Nemeth, who was originally listed as filed to be on the ballot, has announced a write-in campaign.
Also in Delaware Township, there is a contest set up for Tax Collector, with four Republican candidates, Bob Byrne, Dennis Lee, Virginia Shamlian and Amanda Henderson.
• In Dingman Township, three people are running for Tax Collector on the Republican ticket: James Leiser and Marian Foran.
NOTE: Kerry W. Welsh is running unopposed for SUPERVISOR on the Republican ticket. The printed version incorrectlylisted him as running for tax collector.
• Greene Township voters will choose from two Republican candidates for Supervisor, incumbent Edward H. Simon and Charles A. Olsommer.
• In Lackawaxen Township, three people are vying for one Supervisor seat, on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Brian Stuart is being challenged by Ronald M. Tussel Jr., and Michael "Mike" Mancino.
• Lehman Township voters will choose from two Republican candidates for Supervisor, Dick Vollmer and Nelson Roig.
Lehman Tax Collector Roseann E. Van Why, a Democrat, is seeking a new term but is challenged by Diane Hinson. (Joyce A. Morgan withdrew).
Two Republicans are vying for Lehman Township Auditor 6-year term: Mark Moorehead and George Kelly.
• Westfall Township, where there is a five-member Board of Supervisors, has two open seats. Three Republicans are trying to win a place at the table: Robert J. Bostinto, Lester James Buchanan and Jerry Dotey.
Two Republicans are competing for the post of Tax Collector in Westfall Township: Incumbent Laurie L. Pearce and Megan Banach.