Primary Election Day is upon us. This Tuesday, May 15, concerned Pennsylvania voters will be making selections for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, PA Senator and PA House of Representatives.

WAYNE & PIKE - Primary Election Day is upon us. This Tuesday, May 15, concerned Pennsylvania voters will be making selections for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, PA Senator and PA House of Representatives.

In addition, members of the Republican State Committee, Democratic State Committee, County Committee person at Large, County Committeemen and County Committeewomen appear on ballots.

New on the ballot is the PA 8th District for U.S. House of Representatives. The new congressional district was approved by the PA Supreme Court after a long redistricting process. The former 10th District, led by Congressman Tom Marino, had included Wayne and Pike counties.

Voters’ choices set the stage for the decisive General Election in November. There remain, however, several contested ballot positions on the Primary ballot, giving both Republicans and Democrats real choices. Write-in votes are also an option.

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

Here is a summary of who is running for federal or state positions. D = Democrat; R = Republican.

U.S. SENATOR - 6 year term
Vote for one.
Bob Casey, Jr. (D); incumbent.
Jim Christiana; Lou Barletta (R)

GOVERNOR - 4 year term
Vote for one.
Tom Wolf (D); incumbent
Scott Wagner, Paul Mango, Laura Ellsworth (R)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - 4 year term
Vote for one.
Kathy Cozzone, John Fetterman, Mike Stack, Ray Sosa, Nina Ahmad. (D)
Kathy Coder, Diana Irey Vaughan, Jeff Bartos, Peg Luksik (R)

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
8th District, 2 year term. Vote for one.
Matt Cartwright (D)
John Chrin, Robert Kuniegel, Joe Peters (R)

SENATOR IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
20th District, 4 year term. Vote for one.
____ (D)
Lisa Baker (R)

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
111th District, 2 year term. Vote for one.
Becky Kerr-Kinney (D)
Jonathan Fritz (R) incumbent

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
139th District, 2 year term. Vote for one.
Orlando Marrero (D)
Mike Peifer (R) incumbent

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
189th District, 2 year term. Vote for one.
Adam Rodriguez, Christa Caceres (D)
Rosemary Brown (R) incumbent.

For information on who is running for Democrat and Republican committee positions on your ballot, either call your county elections office or see the sample ballots on the respective county websites.

Among the federal and state elected offices, only PA Senator Lisa Baker (R- 20th) has no ballot opposition in her party or in the other party.

In addition to those on the ballot, write-in campaigns may occur. One that has been reported to The News Eagle is that of John J. Sweeney (“Jay”) who is seeking write-in votes for the Democratic Party, for PA Senate, District 20. Although a Green Party candidate, Sweeney will caucus with the Democrats, stated David Marshall, Executive Director, PA Senate Democratic Campaign Committee.

For more information:

Wayne County Bureau of Elections 570-253-5970 ext 4003
http://waynecountypa.gov/208/May-15-General-Primary-Election

Pike County Elections Office 570-296-3427 ext. 1090
http://www.pikepa.org/elections.html