Coroner Race Tops Ballot in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) — As it is in neighboring Clarion County, the most hotly-contested race in Jefferson County is for the coroner position.

Five Republicans are running for the spot in November’s general election.

They include Stacey Nedza-Smiley, Brenda Shumaker, Jay Philliber, Greg Furlong and Carl Abramson.

Abrahamson is the deputy coroner in the county.

Voters in two townships, Pinecreek and Union, will have referendums that deal with selling alcohol.

In Pinecreek, voters will decide whether the “dry” township will allow the granting of licenses to sell liquor.

Those working to develop the new business park near Interstate 80 hope the answer is yes.

In Union Township, the question for voters is – do they favor the granting of a liquor license for a privately-owned public golf course, Pinecrest Country Club, with the understanding that the township will maintain its dry status?

In Big Run, for a four-year term on the Democratic ticket for council, George Bedell and Marlin Rearick are the candidates.

For a four-year term on the Republican ticket for council, Timothy Boal and Jon P. MacAulay are the candidates.

In Brockway, there are three candidates for a four-year term on the Republican ticket. They include Armando Fortunato III, G. Edward Horner, and Rick Renwick.

For Brockway School Board Director, Region I, for a four-year term, two candidates, Renee Allenbaugh and Ray Reckner, have cross-filed on both tickets.

For Brockway School Board Director, Region II, for a four-year term, two candidates, Patricia Battitori and Robert Cherubini, have cross-filed on both tickets.

In Punxsutawney, there are primaries for school board, borough council, mayor, and inspector of elections.

For a four-year term on borough council, there are six candidates on the Republican ticket. They include Justin Cameron, Larry Chenoga, Aaron L. Hendricks, Rhiannon Renee Lukehart, Jeanne Porada, and Cynthia Rebuck.

On the Democratic ticket, Bill Carey is running for the two- and f0ur-year terms.

For a two-year term on council, there are two candidates on the Republican ticket, including Hendricks and Porada.

For mayor, for a four-year term, Richard Alexander and Eric Craig Story are running on the Republican ticket.

In Warsaw Township, there is some competition for supervisor.

There are five candidates on the Republican ticket for a six-year term for supervisor. They include William Scott Fitzgerald, David J. Lindemuth, Craig Lindemuth, Charles “Chuck” Potts, and Robert L. Truesdale.

There are three candidates on the Republican ticket for a four-year term for supervisor. They include William Scott Fitzgerald, David J. Lindemuth, and Charles “Chuck” Potts.


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