Candidate lists for the Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Primary Election ballot have been released by the Elections Office in Pike County, PA.

PIKE COUNTY - Candidate lists for the Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Primary Election ballot have been released by the Elections Office in Pike County, PA. There is one county-wide race, for sheriff; Philip Beuki, who has served as Pike Count Sheriff for many year, has chosen not to seek another term.

There are a few municipal race challenges and a school board challenge on the ballot, in addition to statewide races. Two magisterial district posts are up for election.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

A separate article listed who is on the ballot in Wayne County. See www.neagle.com.

Note: The list below is NOT how the ballots appear by precinct. See sample ballots by precinct at https://www.pikepa.org/elections.html.

Write-ins could change it

Only a few actual ballot challenges are found, and in many cases there is a lack of Democratic candidates. Wherever there are empty offices on the ballot, however, could be filled by validated write-in votes.
In most case, it takes 10 valid write-in votes to fill an empty slot in the Primary. Exceptions are the race for Inspector of Election, which takes 5; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 250 and statewide judicial posts, 1000.
Actual ballot challenges in this year’s Primary are denoted by an asterisk (*).
In almost every case, voters can only choose one from the names listed for that race and within the voter’s party. Exceptions are noted below, which include races for Borough Council and School Board.
For instance, in the race for Lackawaxen Township Supervisor, 6-year term, voters may only select one name. There are two candidates running on the Republican ticket. One will win the nomination. There is no one running on the Democratic ticket but potentially, that could change if there were at least 10 valid write-in votes for an individual, who agrees to accept the Democratic nomination. If that were to happen, the Republican winner would face a ballot challenge in the November election.
In the list below, D = Democrat; R = Republican. Cross filed: R/D.
If the ballot post is blank, that means there is no candidate that filed.
Only Republicans and Democrats may vote in the Pennsylvania primary, and only within their party.  An exception is for a referendum question, which anyone registered may cast a vote.


STATEWIDE RACES

Justice/ Supreme Court (vote for one)
Dwayne Woodruff  -D
Sallie Mundy -R

Judge/ Superior Court (vote for not more than four)
(*) Carolyn H. Nichols -D; Geoff Moulton -D; Maria McLaughlin -D; Debbie Kunselman -D; Bill Caye -D
(*) Emil Giordano -R; Craig Stedman -R; Wade A. Kagarise -R; Mary Murray -R; Paula A. Patrick -R

Judge/ Commonwealth Court (vote for not more than two)
(*) Timothy Barry -D; Joe Cosgrove -D; Ellen Ceisler -D; Todd Eagen -D; Irene M. Clark -D; Bryan Barbin -D
Paul Lalley -R; Christine Fizzano Cannon -R

There is a statewide referendum concerning raising the retirement age for justices of the Supreme Court, judges and magisterial district judges. A “YES” vote would allow judges to serve until being retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 75.

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COUNTY-WIDE RACE

Sheriff (vote for one)
Kerry Welsh -R
___ -D

SCHOOL BOARD RACES
Wallenpaupack 4 year (vote for four)
Michael J. Romeo Jr. -R/D
Lisa Smith -R/D
Paul Otway -R/D
John Kiesendahl -R/D
……
Delaware Valley 4 year (vote for four)
Felicia Sheehan - R/D; Patricia McKinney - R/D; Pam Lufty -R/D; Jack Fisher -R/D; Jessica Adler Decker -R/D; Rosemary Walsh -R/D; Cheryl R. Glenn -R/D
……
East Stroudsburg 4 year (vote for four)
Larry Dymond -R/D; Ronn Bradley  -R/D; Richard Schlameuss -R/D



MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE
60-3-03
(Dingman, Lackawaxen and Shohola townships)
6 year term (vote for one)
Alan B. Cooper - R
___ -D

60-3-01
(Milford Borough, Milford Township, Matamoras Borough and Westfall Township)
6 year (vote for one)
Debi Fischer - R




MUNICIPAL RACES BY PRECINCT

••• Blooming Grove Township (vote for one)
Supervisor 6 year
Nicholas Mazza -R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
___ -R
Jeanine Tenzi -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___ -R
___ -D

••• Delaware Township -1 AND 2
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
Ron Hough - R; Jane Neufield -R
___ -D

Tax Collector (vote for one)
Yvonne Teta -R; Mary Lou Corbett - R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
Richard Koehler - R
___ -D

••• Dingman Township -1 AND 2
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
Thomas Mincer - R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
James Leiser -R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___ -R
___ -D

Constable 6 year (vote for one)
Walter Tomilowicz - R; John Crerand - R
___ -D

••• Greene Township
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
___ -R
Gerald A. Obert -D

Tax Collector (vote for one)
Barbara Gilpin -R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
Debbie Gunnip -R
___ -D

••• Lackawaxen Township -1 AND 2

Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
Albert Beisel- R; John W. Biesel - R
___ -D

Supervisor 4 year (vote for one)
Jeffrey Shook - R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
James Syre - R; Michelle Thompson - R; Frances E. James - R
Lori Ann DeVoe -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___ -R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

Constable 6 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

••• Lehman Township -1 AND 2
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
Nelson Roig - R; Kathleen Simoncic - R
Theresa R. Laino - D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
___- R
Bonnie VanWhy Wargo -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___- R
Joyce A. Morgan -D

••• Matamoras Borough -1 AND 2
Councilman 4 year (vote for four)
Peter J. Sigreto -R; Kevin M. Rose -R
Joseph Sain -D; Mark Madsen -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
___- R
Jane M. Drake -D

Constable 6 year (vote for one)
Robert Homer- R
___ -D

••• Milford Borough
Mayor 4 year (vote for one)
Nicholas May -R
Sean Strub -D

Councilman 4 year (vote for three)
Aaron May -R; Robert Ciervo -R
Frank Tarquinio -D; Kim Reno -D; Winston Clark -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
Carol Osterberg -R
___ -D

Constable 6 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

••• Milford Township
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
Donald Quick -R; Penney Luhrs -R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
Viola K. Canouse -R; Karen Moriarty -R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

Auditor 4 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

Auditor 2 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

••• Palmyra Township
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
Kevin Coutts -R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
Maria Coutts -R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
Mary Alice Trunzo -R
___ -D

••• Porter Township
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
Joan Horger -R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___- R
___ -D

Constable 6 year (vote for one)
Orville R. Kleppinger -R
___ -D

••• Shohola Township
Supervisor 6 year (vote for one)
Greg Hoeper -R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
___- R
Elizabeth Myers -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
Ann G. Seaman -R
___ -D

••• Westfall Township
Supervisor 6 year (vote for two)
Robert Bostinto -R; Robert J. Melvin -R
___ -D

Tax Collector 4 year (vote for one)
Laura L. Pearce -R
___ -D

Auditor 6 year (vote for one)
___ -R
___ -D

Auditor 4 year (vote for one)
___ -R
___ -D

Auditor 2 year (vote for one)
___ -R
___ -D

Constable 6 year (vote for one)
Eric Dahlquist -R; Michael Barth -R
___ -D