2017 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: November 7 PA Municipal General Election

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Note: You must be registered to vote in PA as of October 10 to be eligible to vote in the November 7 Municipal Election. You can check your registration and polling place online. Note that voting districts and polling places in Bethlehem Township were reconfigured in 2017, and polling places for Moore Eastern and Palmer Upper Eastern have changed this fall!

Note 2: We strongly recommend voting a straight-ticket Democratic vote to make sure all our candidates receive a vote, in addition to voting YES for the retention of judges listed below. Although candidates can cross-file in some races in PA primaries, it does not matter in November – your straight-ticket vote will only help the Democratic candidates who need those votes. (If a write-in candidate is listed below because there is an open seat for an office where not as many Democrats are running as there are seats, you should first select all Democrats with the Straight-Ticket Democratic button, then push the write-in button in one of the blank rows for the office and type in the name of the write-in candidate.)

All candidates are listed below in ballot order, determined from primary results.

Retention (questions listed on far right of ballot)

  • YES to retain Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd
  • YES to retain Northampton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Stephen G. Baratta

Pennsylvania statewide elections

Justice of the PA Supreme Court

  • Dwayne Woodruff

Judge of the PA Superior Court (Vote for 4)

  • Maria McLaughlin
  • Carolyn H. Nichols
  • Debbie Kunselman
  • Geoff Moulton

Judge of the PA Commonwealth Court (Vote for 2)

  • Ellen Ceisler
  • Irene M. Clark

Northampton County Elections

Northampton County Executive

  • Lamont G. McClure

Northampton County Council At-Large (Vote for 5)

  • Ronald R. Heckman
  • William McGee
  • Tara M. Zrinski
  • Lori Vargo Heffner
  • Peter Melan

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Townships and Boroughs

Magisterial District Judge Elections

Magisterial District Judge 03-1-04

(Bethlehem Ward 14; Hanover)

  • Vivian Zumas

Magisterial District Judge 03-2-11

(Bethlehem Wards 5, 15, 16, 17; Freemansburg)

  • Nick Englesson

Magisterial District Judge 03-2-12

(Easton Wards 7, 8; West Easton; Wilson)

  • Richard H. Yetter III

School Board of Directors Elections

Bangor Area School Director At Large (can Vote for 4)

(Bangor; East Bangor; Portland; Roseto; Lower Mt Bethel, except Martins Creek area; Upper Mt Bethel; Washington)

  • Terry Toth
  • Jason M. Albert

Bethlehem Area School Director At Large (Vote for 3)

(Bethlehem; Freemansburg; Bethlehem Township; Hanover; Lehigh County: Bethlehem Wards 10, 11, 12, 13 – West Bethlehem, Fountain Hill)

  • Michael E. Faccinetto
  • Shannon L. Patrick
  • Angela T. Sinkler

Bethlehem Area School Director Region I

(Bethlehem Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15-3, 16, 17; Freemansburg; Lehigh County: Bethlehem Wards 10, 13-1, Fountain Hill)

  • Rogelio Ortiz

Catasauqua Area School Director At Large (can Vote for 4)

(North Catasauqua; Lehigh County: Catasauqua, Hanover)

  • Jason M. Bashaw

Catasauqua Area School Director At Large – 2 year (can Vote for 2)

Easton Area School Director Region II (Vote for 2)

(Easton Wards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 – Downtown, West Ward, South Side)

  • Susan Hartranft-Bittinger
  • Thomas E. Guth Jr.

Easton Area School Director Region III (can Vote for 2)

(Easton Wards 3 – College Hill; Forks; Lower Mt Bethel Martins Creek area)

  • Meg Sayago

Nazareth Area School Director Region III (can Vote for 2)

(Nazareth; Stockertown; Upper Nazareth District Western)

Northampton Area School Director Region I

(Allen; Lehigh)

  • Roy J. Maranki

Northampton Area School Director Region I – 2 year

(Allen; Lehigh)

  • John Becker

Northampton Area School Director Region II (Vote for 2)

(Northampton; East Allen)

  • Chuck Frantz
  • Ross Makary

Northern Lehigh School Director At Large (can Vote for 4)

(Walnutport; Lehigh County: Slatington, Washington)

  • Michele Heckman

Northern Lehigh School Director At Large – 2 year (can Vote for 2)

(Walnutport; Lehigh County: Slatington, Washington)

Pen Argyl Area School Director Region I (can Vote for 2)

(Pen Argyl)

  • Lisa M. Hackman

Saucon Valley School Director At Large (can Vote for 4)

(Hellertown; Lower Saucon)

  • Tracy Magnotta
  • independent: Shamim Pakzad

Wilson Area School Director Region I

(Wilson Wards 1, 2)

  • Allyson Palinkas

Wilson Area School Director Region II (can Vote for 2)

(Glendon; West Easton; Wilson Ward 3)

  • Ann D. Lipari

Municipal and Election (Poll) Worker Elections

City of Bethlehem

See also: Magisterial District 03-1-04 (Ward 14); Magisterial District 03-2-11 (Wards 5, 15, 16, 17)
See also: Bethlehem Area School District

Bethlehem City Mayor

  • Robert J. Donchez

Bethlehem City Council At Large (Vote for 4)

  • Olga Negrón
  • Bryan Callahan
  • Eric Evans
  • Adam R. Waldron

Bethlehem City Controller

  • George Yasso

Bethlehem City 14-2 Judge of Election

  • Kathleen Konrad

Bethlehem City 14-2 Inspector of Election

  • Mary Ann Siter

Bethlehem City 14-6 Inspector of Election

  • Diane K. Snyder

City of Easton

See also: Magisterial District 03-2-12 (Wards 7, 8)
See also: Easton Area School District, Regions II & III

Easton City Council District 1

(Easton Wards 2, 3, 4 – College Hill, Downtown, part of West Ward)

  • Roger Ruggles

Easton City Council District 2

(Easton Wards 5, 6, 7, 8 – part of West Ward)

  • Jim Edinger

Easton City Council District 3

(Easton Wards 9, 10, 11, 12 – South Side)

  • Sandra Alercia Vulcano

Easton City 2nd Ward Inspector of Election

  • Laura L. Rothkopf

Easton City 3-2 Judge of Election

  • Caroline Bissell

Easton City 3-2 Inspector of Election

  • Anne Hogenboom

Easton City 7th Ward Inspector of Elections

  • JoAnn Edinger

Easton City 9th Ward Judge of Elections

  • Jill M. Piperata

Easton City 9th Ward Inspector of Elections

  • Carmella Azzolina

Easton City 10-E Ward Inspector of Elections

  • Lucille Kim Robinson

Easton City 10-W Ward Inspector of Elections

  • Mary Ann Kinchen

Easton City 11th Ward Judge of Elections

  • Florence M. Hixon

Easton City 12th Ward Judge of Elections

  • Marianne L. Heimbach

Allen

See also: Northampton Area School District, Region I

Allen Township Supervisor (can Vote for 2)

  • Alfred S. Pierce

Allen Township Tax Collector

  • Carolyn LS Davis

Allen Township Inspector of Election

  • Theresa E. Grabner

Bangor

See also: Bangor Area School District

Bangor Borough Mayor

  • Brooke Kerzner

Bangor Borough Council Ward 1

  • Lisa A. Fogel

Bangor Borough Council Ward 2

  • Michael J. Bilotta

Bangor Borough Council Ward 3

  • Jane E. Gorman

Bangor Borough Council Ward 3 – 2 year

  • Robert Engle

Bangor Borough Council Ward 4

  • Rosemarie Capone

Bangor Borough Tax Collector

  • Brenda I. Valletta

Bath

Bath Borough Council (Vote for 3)

  • Michele Ehrgott
  • Anthony G. Kovalovsky
  • Carol K. Bear Heckman

Bath Borough Judge of Election

  • Tiffany Yob

Bath Borough Inspector of Election

  • Cynthia Werner

Bethlehem Township

See also: Bethlehem Area School District, At Large

Bethlehem Township Commissioner Ward 2

  • Michael Hudak

Bethlehem Township Commissioner Ward 3 – 2 year

  • John K. Gallagher

Bethlehem Township Commissioner Ward 4

  • Philip Grieshaber

Bushkill

Bushkill Cherry Hill Judge of Election

  • Thomas R. Hahn Jr.

Bushkill Cherry Hill Inspector of Election

  • Cynthia L. Schriner

Chapman

(no candidates filed in Chapman)

East Allen

See also: Northampton Area School District, Region II

East Allen Township Supervisor (can Vote for 2)

  • Eric T. Yocum

East Allen Township Tax Collector

  • Frank Kostecky

East Bangor

See also: Bangor Area School District

East Bangor Borough Council (can Vote for 4)

  • Clifford P. James

East Bangor Borough Tax Collector

  • Cindy S. Strunk

Forks

See also: Easton Area School District, Region III

Forks Township Supervisor

  • Edward W. Keegan

Forks Township Auditor

  • Kelly Keegan

Forks Township Eastern 2 Judge of Election

  • James Frank

Freemansburg

See also: Magisterial District 03-2-11
See also: Bethlehem Area School District, At Large & Region I

Freemansburg Borough Mayor

  • Donald Lasso

Freemansburg Borough Borough Council (can Vote for 3)

  • Gerald C. Yob
  • Charles Derr

Freemansburg Borough Tax Collector

  • Davina K. Gallich

Glendon

See also: Wilson Area School District, Region II

(no candidates filed in Glendon)

Hanover

See also: Magisterial District 03-1-04
See also: Bethlehem Area School District, At Large

Hanover Township Supervisor (can Vote for 2)

  • Susan A. Lawless

Hellertown

See also: Saucon Valley School District

Hellertown Borough Mayor

  • David J. Heintzelman

Hellertown Borough Council (can Vote for 4)

  • Thomas J. Rieger
  • James W. Hill
  • Kevin Lott
  • Gilbert Stauffer

Lehigh

See also: Northampton Area School District, Region I

Lehigh Township Supervisor – 4 year

  • Jeffrey A. Doll

Lehigh Township Tax Collector

  • Mary Louise Trexler

Lehigh Township Danielsville Inspector of Election

  • Cindy Rifenburg

Lower Mt Bethel

See also: Bangor Area School District
See also: Easton Area School District, Region III (Martins Creek area)

Lower Mt Bethel Township Supervisor (can Vote for 2)

  • Sandra Newman
  • Samantha Burns

Lower Mt Bethel Township Auditor – 4 year

  • Joe C. Guest

Lower Mt Bethel Township Tax Collector

  • Regina Marinelli

Lower Nazareth

Lower Nazareth Township Supervisor (Vote for 2)

  • Gerald R. Green
  • LeRoy C. Bickert Jr.

Lower Nazareth Township Auditor – 4 year

  • Regis Flaherty

Lower Saucon

See also: Saucon Valley School District

Lower Saucon Township Council (can Vote for 2)

  • Ryan Stauffer

Lower Saucon Wassergass 6 Judge of Election

  • Jacqueline Peeke

Lower Saucon Wassergass 6 Inspector of Election

  • Renee Hillman

Moore

Moore Township Supervisor

  • Lois P. Kerbacher

Moore Township Beersville Inspector of Election

  • Robert F. Behney Sr.

Nazareth

See also: Nazareth Area School District, Region III

Nazareth Borough Mayor

  • Lance E. Colondo

Nazareth Borough Council Ward 1

  • Christopher D. Crook

Nazareth Borough Council Ward 2

  • Jessica Gyulai Teel

Nazareth Borough Council Ward 3 (can Vote for 2)

  • Charles A. Donello

Nazareth Borough Tax Collector

  • Carole F. Bowers

Northampton

See also: Northampton Area School District, Region II

Northampton Borough Mayor

  • Thomas D. Reenock

Northampton Borough Council Ward 2

  • Kathryn Novogratz

Northampton Borough Council Ward 4

  • Anthony Lopsonzski Jr.

Northampton Borough Tax Collector

  • Judith Ackerman

Northampton Borough 4rd Ward Inspector of Election

  • Sandra Sayuk

North Catasauqua

See also: Catasauqua Area School District

North Catasauqua Borough Mayor

  • William J. Molchany Jr.

North Catasauqua Borough Council (can Vote for 4)

  • Cherie D. Gebhardt
  • John Joseph Yanek
  • Joseph T. Keglovits

North Catasauqua Borough Tax Collector

  • Donna M. Schifko

North Catasauqua Borough 2nd Ward Judge of Election

  • Margaret M. Druckenmiller

North Catasauqua Borough 2nd Ward Inspector of Election

  • Doris Miller

Palmer

Palmer Township Supervisor

  • Ann Marie Panella

Palmer Township Auditor

  • Theodore J. Veresink

Palmer Township Tax Collector

  • Doreen Umholtz

Palmer Township West 2 Judge of Election

  • Geraldine Hess

Pen Argyl

See also: Pen Argyl Area School District, Region I

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 1

  • Brian D. Gold Sr.

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 1 – 2 year

  • Tammy J. Kemp

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 2 – 2 year

  • Janell B. Connolly

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 3

  • Dean C. Minnich

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 4

  • Roberta Cowley

Plainfield

Plainfield Township Belfast Judge of Election

  • Jean Temos

Plainfield Township Kesslersville Inspector of Election

  • Ruth Hahn

Portland

See also: Bangor Area School District

Portland Borough Council (can Vote for 3)

  • Steven K. Knott
  • Lisa M. Prator

Roseto

See also: Bangor Area School District

Roseto Borough Mayor

  • Joseph C. Angelini

Roseto Borough Council (can Vote for 4)

  • Nicholas Martino Jr.

Roseto Borough Tax Collector

  • Cathy Martino

Roseto Borough Judge of Election

  • Emile B. Guida

Roseto Borough Inspector of Election

  • Mary Lynn Taylor

Stockertown

See also: Nazareth Area School District, Region III

Stockertown Borough Mayor

  • Charles Davis

Stockertown Borough Council (Vote for 3)

  • Carl A. Zito
  • Rosemarie Wenzelberger
  • Robin Davis

Tatamy

Tatamy Borough Mayor

  • Christopher Moren

Tatamy Borough Council (can Vote for 3)

  • Kristine Porter

Tatamy Borough Inspector of Election

  • Bernice Correll

Upper Mt Bethel

See also: Bangor Area School District

Upper Mt Bethel Township Centerville Judge of Election

  • Christine Gordon

Upper Mt Bethel Township Centerville Inspector of Election

  • Tierney C. Jory

Upper Nazareth

See also: Nazareth Area School District, Region III (District West)

Upper Nazareth Township Auditor

  • Becky Ann Bartlett

Upper Nazareth Township Auditor – 4 year

  • Jean Morgano

Walnutport

See also: Northern Lehigh School District

Walnutport Borough Mayor

  • Wayne Weidner

Walnutport Borough Council (can Vote for 4)

  • Jennifer L. Wentz

Walnutport Borough Council – 2 year (Vote for 2)

  • Harold C. Greene
  • Jennifer L. Wentz

Washington

See also: Bangor Area School District

Washington Township Supervisor

  • David Renaldo

West Easton

See also: Magisterial District 03-2-12
See also: Wilson Area School District, Region II

West Easton Borough Mayor

  • Dan DePaul

West Easton Borough Council (Vote for 4)

  • Jeffrey Breidinger Jr.
  • Desiree Lake
  • Paul G. James
  • Matthew A. Dees

West Easton Borough Tax Collector

  • Elizabeth Hanni

West Easton Borough Judge of Election

  • Thomas Bogari

West Easton Borough Inspector of Election

  • Stacy Agosta

Williams

Williams Township Supervisor

  • Mike Bryant

Wilson

See also: Magisterial District 03-2-12
See also: Wilson Area School District, Region II

Wilson Borough Mayor

  • Donald R. Barrett Jr.

Wilson Borough Council Ward 1

  • John J. Burke IV

Wilson Borough Council Ward 2 (can Vote for 2)

  • Jeffrey Bracken

Wilson Borough Council Ward 3

  • David L. Jones

Wilson Borough Council Tax Collector

  • Dorothy Klass

Wilson Borough 3rd Ward Judge of Election

  • Shaun Gable

Wilson Borough 3rd Ward Inspector of Election

  • Cindy L. Rosenkranz

Wind Gap

Wind Gap Borough Mayor

  • Mitchell D. Mogilski Sr.

Wind Gap Borough Tax Collector

  • Patricia E. Sutter