Field set for November election

Shawn Hardy

Voters in Greencastle and Antrim Township really had no local choices on Tuesday’s primary election ballot, with the number of candidates on the Republican and Democratic tickets equal to or less than the number of positions available.

However, there will be contests on Nov. 7 for Antrim Township supervisor, Greencastle Borough Council and Greencastle-Antrim School Board.

Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham cross-filed on both tickets and was unopposed as he moves toward re-election. He got the nod from 675 Republicans and 202 Democrats.

This fall, Republican incumbents John Alleman and Pat Heraty will be challenged for a township supervisor’s seat by Connie Slye, the only Democratic candidate.

In Greencastle, there will be four Republicans — Matthew D. Smith, Craig Myers, Steve Miller and Larry Faight — and one Democrat — Wade Burkholder — running for four borough seats this fall. Republican Ben Thomas Jr. was the only candidate for mayor and received 190 votes.

For the four seats on the Greencastle-Antrim School board, the Republicans nominated James Winslow, Linda Farley, Pat Fridgen and Scott Hart. On the Democratic side, it is Pat Fridgen, who cross-filed, and Michael Wolter.

Republican tax collectors Barbara Bock in the Borough of Greencastle and Sue Myers were unopposed.

The numbers

Antrim Township

Township supervisor, 6-year term, vote for two


John Alleman, 433

Pat Heraty, 366


Connie L. Slye, 131

Borough of Greencastle

Councilperson, 4-year term, vote for not more than four:


Matthew D. Smith, 144

Craig Myers, 130

Steve Miller, 159

Larry J. Faight, 121


Wade G. Burkholder, 71

Greencastle-Antrim School Board

4-year-term, vote for not more than four


James E. Winslow, 535

Linda Farley, 524

Pat Fridgen, 541

Scott Hart, 510


Pat Fridgen, 186

Michael D. Wolter, 161