Democrats file petitions to be placed on 2019 Primary Election ballot

Every township in Clinton County has offices up for election this year, from city and borough council seats, to township supervisor positions, municipal auditors and tax collectors. In addition, five school board seats are up for election, as well as all three county commissioner seats and several county row offices.

Those interested in running for office on a major party ticket were required to collect signatures of constituents in order to be placed on the Primary Election ballot. Petitions were to be submitted to the county’s Elections & Voter Registration Office by March 12.

The following candidates submitted petitions to be placed on the Democratic Primary ballot on time, according to the Elections & Voter Registration Office.

Note: candidates running for school board are able to cross-file for election, meaning they have an opportunity to appear on both party ballots in the Primary Election, and thus could win the nomination of the Democratic Party, to which they do not belong. Both of the Keystone Central School District’s Region IV candidates listed in the chart below, whose names are highlighted light gray font, are Republicans who have cross-filed to appear on the Democratic ballot.

Municipality Position Name Term Length

Vote

Allison Township Auditor Polly Spangler 4 Year Vote for One
Avis Borough Council Jeff Raab 4 Year Vote for Three
Avis Borough Council   Donald E. Aungst 4 Year Vote for Three
Avis Borough Council Elmer D. Christian Jr. 2 Year Vote for Three
Avis Borough   Council Michael Bilbay 4 Year Vote for Three
Beech Creek Borough Council Lynn Gray 4 Year Vote for Three
City of Lock Haven Council William H. Mincer 4 Year Vote for Three
City of Lock Haven Mayor Joel Long 4 Year Vote for One
Clinton County Prothonotary Marie Vilello 4 Year Vote for One
Clinton County Commissioner Angela Harding 4 Year Vote for Two
Clinton County Commissioner Paul W. Conklin 4 Year Vote for Two
Clinton County District Attorney Dave Strouse 4 Year Vote for One
Clinton County Auditor Michelle Crowell 4 Year Vote for Two
Clinton County Sheriff Kerry Stover 4 Year Vote for One
Crawford Township Tax Collector Andrea Meixel 2 Year Vote for One
Dunnstable Township Supervisor Donald J. Weise 6 Year Vote for One
Flemington Borough Councilman Jo LaRocque 4 Year Vote for Three
Gallagher Township Supervisor Kenneth M. Porter 6 Year Vote for One
Gallagher Township Supervisor Kenneth J. McCullough 6 Year Vote for One
KCSD Region I School Director Wayne A. Koch 4 Year Vote for One
KCSD Region II School Director Elisabeth Lynch 2 year Vote for One
KCSD Region II School Director Paul Washington 2 Year Vote for One
KCSD Region IV School Director Debra F. Smith 4 Year Vote for One
KCSD Region IV School Director Jeff Johnston 4 Year Vote for One
KCSD Region VIII School Director Boise Miller 4 Year Vote for One
Lamar Township Supervisor Larry D. Rhine 6 Year Vote for One
Loganton Borough Councilman Judy S. Karstetter 4 Year Vote for Three
Loganton Borough Auditor Jane Rossman 6 Year Vote for One
Mill Hall Borough Councilman Frederick C. Bucheit 4 Year Vote for Four
Porter Township Supervisor Nevin L. Courter 6 Year Vote for One
Wayne Township Supervisor Robin Condo 6 Year Vote for One
Woodward Township Supervisor John L. Barth II 6 Year Vote for One

Several candidates submitted announcements to local press which included biographical information. To learn more about those candidates, click here.

Although major party candidates interested in being listed on the ballot were required to submit their petitions, write-ins are also welcome in the Primary Election.

A complete list of offices up for election in Clinton County this year can be found here.


Note: The Clinton County Democratic Committee does not endorse candidates, but makes every effort to help evenhandedly publicize individuals seeking the Democratic nomination or running on the Democratic ticket. We embrace the will of the people following the Primary Election and wholeheartedly support the nominees selected in the election process.

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