2017 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: May 16 PA Municipal Democratic Primary

Elect Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Vote Local. #VoteLocalPA

Note: You must be registered as a Democratic Party voter by April 17 to be eligible to vote in the May 16 Democratic Primary Election. You can check your registration online. If you need to register, change party to Democrat, or update your address, you can register online before midnight of April 17!

Note 2: Not all candidates are Democrats on the Democratic Primary ballot! In some Magisterial District Judge and school board races, Republican candidates have cross-filed to appear on both ballots, and there will be no indication on the official ballot of which are true Democrats and which are actually cross-filed Republicans. You must use the information below to know which are the true Democrats and make sure only Democrats win the Democratic Primary!

All candidates are listed below in Democratic Primary ballot order, which was determined by random drawing.

Pennsylvania statewide elections

Note: * indicates endorsed by PA Democratic State Committee

Justice of the PA Supreme Court

  • * Dwayne Woodruff

Judge of the PA Superior Court (Vote for 4)

  • * Carolyn H. Nichols
  • * Geoff Moulton
  • * Maria McLaughlin
  • * Debbie Kunselman
  • Bill Caye

Judge of the PA Commonwealth Court (Vote for 2)

  • Timothy Barry
  • Joe Cosgrove
  • Ellen Ceisler
  • * Todd Eagen
  • Irene M. Clark
  • Bryan Barbin

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
  • Peter Melan
  • Lori Vargo Heffner

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Magisterial District Judge Elections

Please note Republicans have cross-filed on the Democratic ballot in each contested District Judge race: make sure you vote for a true Democrat!

Magisterial District Judge 03-1-04

(Bethlehem Ward 14; Hanover)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Vivian Zumas
  • Michael Recchiuti
  • Raymond J. Lynn

Magisterial District Judge 03-2-04

(Hellertown; Lower Saucon)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [2nd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Robert Mateff
  • James W. Hill

Magisterial District Judge 03-2-11

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

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Nick Englesson
  • Will Power
  • Frederick J. Lahovski Jr.

Magisterial District Judge 03-2-12

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

  • Richard H. Yetter III

Magisterial District Judge 03-3-02

(Chapman; Wind Gap; Bushkill; Moore Districts Eastern, Point Phillips; Plainfield Districts Belfast, Kesslersville, Plainfield Church)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [2nd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Michael A. Ondilla

Magisterial District Judge 03-3-03

(Bangor; East Bangor; Pen Argyl; Portland; Roseto; Lower Mt Bethel; Plainfield District Delabole; Upper Mt Bethel; Washington)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Ty J. Comunale
  • [3rd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [4th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [5th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [6th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

School Board of Directors Elections

Please note Republicans have cross-filed on the Democratic ballot in a number of school board races: make sure you vote only for true Democrats!

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
  • [3rd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [4th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [5th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Jason M. Bashaw

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

  • [only candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

Easton Area School Director Region I

(Palmer)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [2nd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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)

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

Easton Area School Director Region III (Vote for 2)

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

  • Meg Sayago
  • [2nd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Jason L. Simms

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

(Lower Nazareth; Upper Nazareth District Eastern)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [2nd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [3rd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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

(Nazareth; Stockertown; Upper Nazareth District Western)

  • [only candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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)

  • Ross Makary
  • Chuck Frantz Jr.

Northampton Area School Director Region III

(Bath; Chapman; Moore)

  • [only candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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

(Walnutport; Lehigh County: Slatington, Washington)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [2nd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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

(Pen Argyl)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Lisa M. Hackman

Pen Argyl Area School Director Region I – 2 year

(Pen Argyl)

  • [1st candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • Lisa M. Hackman

Pen Argyl Area School Director Region II

(Plainfield)

  • [only candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

Pen Argyl School Director Region III

(Wind Gap)

  • [only candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

Saucon Valley School Director At Large (Vote for 4)

(Hellertown; Lower Saucon)

  • Scott Babashak
  • Matthew Milliren
  • [3rd candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [4th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed independent]
  • Tracy Magnotta
  • Joseph Harvey
  • [7th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]
  • [8th candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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

(Glendon; West Easton; Wilson Ward 3)

  • Ann D. Lipari

Wilson Area School Director Region III

(Williams)

  • [only candidate on Dem ballot is a cross-filed Republican]

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)

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

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
  • Terrence Miller

Easton City Council District 3

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

  • Taiba Sultana
  • 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
  • Myrna Solomon

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

  • Thereasa E. Grabner

Bangor

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-03
See also: Bangor Area School District

Bangor Borough Mayor

  • Dave Houser
  • 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)

  • Carol Bear Heckman
  • Harrell J. Geter
  • Michele Ehrgott
  • Anthony G. Kovalovsky

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 4

  • Philip Grieshaber

Bushkill

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-02

Bushkill Cherry Hill Judge of Election

  • Thomas R. Hahn Jr.

Bushkill Cherry Hill Inspector of Election

  • Cynthia L. Schriner

Chapman

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-02

(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: Magisterial District 03-3-03
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

  • Gerald C. Yob
  • Donald Lasso

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: Magisterial District 03-2-04
See also: Saucon Valley School District

Hellertown Borough Mayor

  • David J. Heintzelman

Hellertown Borough Council (can Vote for 4)

  • James W. Hill
  • Thomas J. Rieger

Lehigh

See also: Northampton Area School District, Region I

Lehigh Township Supervisor – 4 year

  • Jeffrey A. Doll

Lehigh Township Tax Collector

  • Jane A. Tretiak
  • Mary Louise Trexler

Lehigh Township Danielsville Inspector of Election

  • Cindy Rifenburg

Lower Mt Bethel

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-03
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

Lower Mt Bethel Township Tax Collector

  • Regina Marinelli

Lower Nazareth

Lower Nazareth Township Supervisor (Vote for 2)

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

Lower Nazareth Township Auditor – 4 year

  • Regis Flaherty

Lower Saucon

See also: Magisterial District 03-2-04
See also: Saucon Valley School District

Lower Saucon Township Council (can Vote for 2)

  • Ryan Stauffer

Moore

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-02 (Districts Eastern, Point Phillips)

Moore Township Supervisor

  • Randolph Emery
  • Lois P. Kerbacher
  • Lyle D. Woodard

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
  • John Jake Yurish

Northampton Borough Council Ward 2

  • Kathryn Novogratz

Northampton Borough Council Ward 4

  • Anthony Lopsonzski Jr.

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
  • Joseph T. Keglovits
  • John Joseph Yanek

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
  • Charles Zeke Bellis

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: Magisterial District 03-3-03
See also: Pen Argyl Area School District, Region I

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 1

  • Brian D. Gold Sr.

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 3

  • Dean C. Minnich

Pen Argyl Borough Council Ward 4

  • Roberta Cowley

Plainfield

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-02 (Districts Belfast, Kesslersville, Plainfield Church)
See also: Magisterial District 03-3-03 (District Delabole)

Plainfield Township Belfast Judge of Election

  • Jean Temos

Portland

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-03
See also: Bangor Area School District

Portland Borough Council (can Vote for 3)

  • Steven K. Knott
  • Lisa M. Prator

Roseto

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-03
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)

  • Rosemarie Wenzelberger
  • Carl A. Zito
  • Robin Davis

Tatamy

Tatamy Borough Council (can Vote for 3)

  • Kristine Porter

Tatamy Borough Inspector of Election

  • Bernice Correll

Upper Mt Bethel

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-03
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

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

Washington

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-03
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)

  • Desiree Lake
  • Paul G. James
  • Matthew A. Dees
  • Thomas Nodoline
  • Betty-Jo Bonners
  • Jeffrey Breidinger Jr.

West Easton Borough Tax Collector

  • Elizabeth Hanni

Williams

Williams Township Supervisor

  • Nathaniel M. 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

Wind Gap

See also: Magisterial District 03-3-02

Wind Gap Borough Tax Collector

  • Patricia E. Sutter