Lincoln Day ‘Pizza and Petitions’ Set for February 19

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Registered Clarion County Republican voters and party candidates seeking nomination in the May 19 primary election will have an opportunity to get acquainted at the party’s Lincoln Day “Pizza and Petitions” event scheduled on February 19, party chairman Rick Rathfon has announced.

The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the conference room at Structural Modulars, Inc., in Strattanville, Rathfon noted, adding that voters attending may come and go at will during the evening.

Persons planning to attend may advise party secretary Cindy Curran of their plans just for the purpose of aiding those arranging the refreshments, but such notification is not mandatory.

Curran’s email address is

“We believe this forum will provide an excellent opportunity for voters to become acquainted with candidates and sound out the potential office-holders on various interests or concerns. Likewise, we believe this will also provide the candidates an opportunity to solicit signatures as well as identify rank and file Republicans who are willing to circulate petitions on the behalf of the candidates,” Rathfon said.

The party chairman noted that the 2015 elections involve so many positions that affect the public at the local and county level — “those office-holders whose decisions are often those that most directly involve the residents’ pocketbooks and the way business is conducted right at home.”

Such positions, he pointed out, are those like local school boards, borough councils, township supervisors, and a number of county-level roles like commissioner, register and recorder, treasurer, and prothonotary.

Statewide, candidates will be on the ballot for Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court.

Candidates wishing to seek office may begin circulating petitions on February 17, with March 10 the deadline for filing the petitions, Rathfon concluded.

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