State representative race to be decided Tuesday

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Tuesday, May 20 is primary election day in Pennsylvania.

Polls in Franklin County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Greencastle and Antrim Township voters who are registered either as Republican or Democrats have the opportunity to select candidates for governor and lietenant governor for the general election in the fall. In addition, local Republicans will be choosing candiates for representative seats at the state and national level.

Much of the local campaigning has focused on the Republican race for the 90th Legislative District in which Paul Schemel of Greencastle and Rita Daywalt of Washington Township are on the ballot. Rep. Todd Rock announced early this year that he would not seek re-election.

The state senator who represents Greencastle and Antrim Township recently changed after a redistricting and John H. Eichelberger Jr. of Blair County is unopposed on the Republican ballot.

Another highly visible race has been the Republican challenge facing 9th Congressional District Rep. Bill Shuster of Blair County. His opponents on the ballot are Travis Schooley of Franklin County and Art Halvorson of Bedford County.

There is just one candidate for the 9th Congressional District on the Democrat ballot with Alanna Hartzok of Franklin County.

The state gubernatorial party candidates are as follows:

Governor — Republicans: Robert Guzzardi of Montgomery County and Tom Corbett of Allegheny County; Democrats: Tom Wolf of York County, Robert M. McCord of Montgomery County, Katie McGinty of Chester County and Allyson Y. Schwartz of Montgomery County.

Lieutenant Governor — Republicans: Jim Cawley, Bucks County; Democrats: Mike Stack of Philadelphia County, Mark Critz of Cambria County, Mark Smith of Bradford County, Brandon P. Neuman of Washington County and Brad Koplinski fo Dauphin County.

Ballots will also include selections for party state committee and committee persons.

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