2023 Candidates

In 2023, Clinton County residents will be voting on several important positions, including judicial positions and numerous county, local and municipal offices. The local elections will include: three county commissioner positions, district attorney, sheriff, register and recorder, prothonotary, three auditor positions, and three county district judge seats. Judicial posts on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court will also be on the ballot.

In addition, voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes on important constitutional amendment proposals.

The Clinton County Democratic Committee is committed to fairly promoting all Democrats seeking office. If you’re a Democrat seeking office in 2023 in Pennsylvania who will be campaigning for votes in Clinton County and would like to be included, please contact us to submit your bio and headshot.

Interested in becoming a candidate? Learn more here, and reach out to us to learn more about how we can support your campaign.


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JUSTICE OF THE PA SUPREME COURT

There is one vacancy for a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Democrats who have announced bids for the office in the upcoming Primary Election are:

Deborah Kunselman

Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania (2018–present)

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Daniel McCaffery

Judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania (2020–present)

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JUDGE OF THE PA SUPERIOR COURT

There are two vacancies for Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Democrats who have announced bids for the office in the upcoming Primary Election are:

Jill Beck

Allegheny County attorney, candidate for Superior Court of Pennsylvania in 2021

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Patrick Dugan

Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court (2007–present)

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Timika Lane

Judge of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas (2001–present)

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Two judges stand for retention vote, one of which is a member of the Democratic Party: President Judge Jack A. Panella.

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JUDGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH COURT

There is one vacancy on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. Democrats who have announced their intent to run in the Primary Election are:

Bryan Neft

30 year law career

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Brandon Neuman

Former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 48 from 2010 to 2018, and current judge for the Washington County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania (elected in 2017).

Matt Wolf

Supervising Civil Judge of the Philadelphia Municipal Court and active member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard

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CLINTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Vote for not more than two. Four-year term.

Angela Harding

Angela Harding, Clinton County’s first elected female commissioner, has announced her intention to seek re-election for a second term. Harding, a democrat, was elected in 2019 and began her term in 2020. Read her full campaign announcement here.

Learn more about Commissioner Harding by following her official Facebook page at Facebook.com/Ang4Commissioner.

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CLINTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Vote for one. Four-year term.

David Strouse

District Attorney Dave Strouse has announced that he intends to seek a third term. Strouse first won election as District Attorney in 2015. Read his full campaign announcement here.

Learn more about District Attorney Strouse by following his Facebook page at Facebook.com/StrouseDA.

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CLINTON COUNTY SHERIFF

Vote for one. Four-year term.

Kerry Stover

Clinton County Sheriff Kerry W. Stover has announced that he is seeking the Democrat nomination for re-election in the May 2023 primary election.

Learn more about Sheriff Stover on his official Facebook page.

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CLINTON COUNTY AUDITOR

Voter for not more than two. Four-year term.

No registered Democrats have publicly announced their candidacy yet.

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CLINTON COUNTY PROTHONOTARY

Vote for one. Four-year term.

No registered Democrats have publicly announced their candidacy yet.

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CLINTON COUNTY REGISTER + RECORDER

Vote for one. Four-year term.

No registered Democrats have publicly announced their candidacy yet.

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MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE

Three District Judge positions are open:

  • 25-03-01
  • 25-03-02
  • 25-03-03

No registered Democrats have publicly announced their candidacy yet.

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MAYOR – CITY OF LOCK HAVEN

Vote for one. Four-year term.

Joel Long

Joel Long has announced he is seeking re-election to the office of Mayor in the City of Lock Haven. Joel has served in public office for 24 years, serving as a Lock Haven City Councilman, Clinton County Commissioner and Mayor of Lock Haven.

Learn more about Joel Long by following his campaign on Joel Long for Mayor of Lock Haven Facebook page or the Joel Long for Mayor of Lock Haven Google site.

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LOCK HAVEN CITY COUNCIL

Vote for three. Four-year term.

Heather Alexander

Heather Alexander is announcing her candidacy for Lock Haven City Council. Heather is a 1997 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School. She is currently employed with Woodlands Bank as the Lock Haven Branch Assistant Manager.

Learn more about Heather by following her official campaign page on Facebook.

Tami Brannan

Tami Brannan has announced she is running for a City Council position with the City of Lock Haven. Tami currently works for a tech company in a remote position. Before joining the corporate world, she taught for 15 years.

Learn more about Tami Brannan’s campaign on for her Facebook page and Instagram pages at ‘Tami Brannan for Lock Haven City Council.’

Alex Di Costanzo

Alex Di Costanzo is announcing a campaign for Lock Haven City Council. Di Costanzo is owner and operator of The White Knight’s Game Room In Haven and SA Piper Logistics, both in Lock Haven. He has previously served on City Council for several months when he was appointed to fill a vacated seat.

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MUNICIPAL OFFICES OVERVIEW

Many township, borough and city positions are up for election this year.

Please Note: This list is subject to change based on vacancies filed in Elected Offices, as reported by Municipalities. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of seats open.

  • Allison Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6, yr. term; Constable 6 yr. term
  • Avis Borough – Councilman 4 yr. term (3); Councilman 2 yr. term (1); Constable 6 yr. term
  • Bald Eagle Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term; Auditor 6 yr. term; Constable 6 yr. term
  • Beech Creek Borough – Councilman 4 yr. term (3); Constable 6 yr. term
  • Beech Creek Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 4 yr. term; Auditor 2 yr. term; Constable 6 yr. term
  • Castanea Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Chapman Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Supervisor 2 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 4 yr. term, Auditor 2 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Colebrook Township – Supervisor 6, yr. term, Auditor 6, yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Crawford Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Supervisor 4yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 4 yr. term, Auditor 2 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Dunnstable Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Flemington Borough – Councilman 4 yr. term (3), Auditor 6, yr. term; Constable 6 yr. term
  • Gallagher Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term; Auditor 4yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Greene Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Grugan Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • East Keating Township – Supervisor 6 yr. terms, Auditor 6 yr. term; Auditor 2 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • West Keating Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 4 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Lamar Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term Constable 6 yr. term
  • Leidy Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Logan Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term; Auditor 4 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Loganton Borough – Councilman 4 yr. term (3), Auditor 6 yr. term; Constable 6 yr. term
  • Mill Hall Borough – Councilman 4 yr. term (4), Councilman 2 yr. term; Constable 6 yr. term
  • Noyes Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Supervisor 4 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 4 yr. term, Auditor 2 yr. term., Constable 6 yr. term
  • Pine Creek Township I and II – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Supervisor 2 yr. term; Constable 6 yr. term
  • Porter Township – Supervisor 6, yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Wayne Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term, Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 4 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Woodward Township – Supervisor 6 yr. term; Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 2 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • Renovo Borough – Councilman 4 yr. term (3); Constable 6 yr. term,
  • South Renovo Borough – Councilman 4 yr. term (2); Councilman 2 yr. term (1), Constable 6 yr. term Auditor 6 yr. term, Auditor 4 yr. term, Auditor 2 yr. term, Constable 6 yr. term
  • City of Lock Haven – Mayor 4 yr. term; Councilman 4 yr. term (3), Controller 2 Yr. Term, Constable 6 yr. term

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SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Keystone Central School District

  • Region I (Greene, Logan, Porter Township, Loganton Borough) 4 yr. term (1)
  • Region III (Beech Creek Borough and Township; Liberty & Curtin Twp Centre County) 4 yr. term (1)
  • Region IV (Dunnstable, Pine Creek II, Wayne Townships) 4 yr. term (1)
  • Region VI (Allison Township, Lock Haven 2nd and 3rd Wards) 4 yr. term (1)
  • Region VIII (Bald Eagle, Castanea Township and Flemington Borough) 4 yr. term (1)

Jersey Shore School District

  • Region 1 (Avis Borough, Salladasburg Borough, Anthony, Brown, Cummings, McHenry, Mifflin, Pine Creek I, and Watson Townships), 4 Year Term, (2 seats)
  • Region 3 (Bastress, Crawford, Limestone, Nippenose, and Piatt Townships), 4 Year Term, (1)

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Note: The Clinton County Democratic Committee does not endorse candidates prior to the Primary Election, 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.