Process begins soon for candidates who want to run in primary

Shawn Hardy

 A number of local and county offices are up for election this year.

People who want to run for office can now pick up packets at the Franklin County Commissioners' Office, 340 N. Second St., Chambersburg. Candidates can begin circulating nominating petitions on Feb. 19 and must return them by March 12.

The primary election will be held Tuesday, May 21, with the nominees from each party advancing to the Nov. 5 general election.

In Greencastle and Antrim Township, there are six positions on the school board, three on Greencastle Borough Council and one on the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors.

The seats and people currently filling them are:

  • Greencastle-Antrim School Board

Mike Still

Eric Holtzman

Shannon Yates

Tracy Baer

Paul Politis

Lindsey Mowen

  • Greencastle Borough Council

Joel Amsley

Frank Webster

Duane Kinzer

  • Antrim Township Board of Supervisors

Rick Baer

In addition, voters will be selecting a new judge to replace Carol Van Horn, who is retiring, and voting on the retention of Judges Shawn Meyers and Angela Krom in the 39th Judicial District in the Court of Common Pleas, which serves Franklin and Fulton counties.

On the county level, offices to be filled for four-year terms include commissioners, clerk of courts, controller, coroner, district attorney, protonotary, register and recorder and sheriff.

In the nearby 33rd Senatorial District of Pennsylvania, voters also will be selecting a replacement for Richard Alloway II, who recently announced he retiring Feb. 28. In Franklin County, the district includes of Greene, Guilford, Hamilton, Letterkenny, Lurgan, Quincy, Southampton and Washington townships and the boroughs of Chambersburg, Mont Alto, Orrstown, Shippensburg and Waynesboro.