Primary election set Tuesday in PA

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Pennsylvania’s Primary Election is Tuesday, May 18, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Election officials expect a low turnout, but there are contested races at the state level. Both Republicans and Democrats will nominate a candidate to move forward for U.S. Senator, Governor and Lt. Governor. The nominees will appear on the November general election ballot.

Republicans in Greencastle and Antrim Township will see the following names on the ballot:

U.S. Senator - Peg Luksik and Pat Toomey.

Governor - Tom Corbett and Samuel E. Rohrer.

Lt. Governor - Steve Johnson, Jean Craige Pepper, Russ Diamond, Chet Beiler, Jim Cawley, Billy McCue, John Kennedy, Stephen A. Urban, Daryl Metcalfe.

Representative for the 9th Congressional District - Bill Shuster.

Representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, 90th Legislative District - Todd Rock.

Republican State Committee, 28th District - David S. Keller, Debra Taylor, Dwight D. Weidman, J. Benjamin Rice, Penny Stoner, Larry E. Funk, Samuel W. Worley and Bob Thomas.

At the local level, candidates are also seeking spots as Republican Committeepersons. In Antrim Township they are, 1st District, Dwight Thrush and Cheryl Thrush; 2nd District, Linda Golden; 4th District, Norman L. Wakefield and Lynn A. Wakefield; 5th District, Cynthia A. Ryder and H. Henry Ryder, Jr.

In Greencastle, Ward 1, Eric R. Holtzman and Edward L.Myers; Ward 2, Robert Wertime.

Democratic candidates are:

U.S. Senator - Joe Sestak and Arlen Specter.

Governor - Dan Onorato, Jack Wagner, Anthony Hardy Williams, Joseph M. Hoeffel.

Lt. Governor - Doris A. Smith Ribner, H. Scott Conklin, Jonathan A. Saidel.

Democratic State Committee, 28th District, Shari Morgan.

Committeewoman, Greencastle Ward 1, Michele Emmett; Ward 2, Shari A. Morgan; Committeeman Ward 2, Paul I. Politis.