Saturday, May 18, 2013
We want to know: Will you be headed to the polls?
On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans across the Commonwealth will make their way to their local polling places and cast their votes for various offices. In our neck of the woods, there are eight candidates running for two open seats for Washington County Common Pleas judge. There are also three Democrats vying for an open seat in Cecil, and a Democrat and Republican are vying for seats on the North Strabane Township Board of Supervisors. In Canonsburg, there are several seeking seats on council, and in the borough mayoral race, David H. Rhome will face off against Tracy Lee Weishner, a fellow Democrat. Then in Canon-McMillan, several folks are seeking board positions, as well. Our question: Will you be headed to the polls to support any …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A roundup of the Pennsylvania primary election results.
The results are in! Here are some of the primary election results that affect your area: Romney Wins PA Primary Critz and Rothfus Will Compete in New 12th Congressional District D. Raja Wins GOP Nod in 37th District Unofficial Results Show Murphy Wins Congressional Race Maher Wins GOP Nomination For Auditor General Incumbent Mike Doyle Wins Democratic Nomination for Congressional Seat WATCH: Molchany Declares Victory in 22nd District Democratic Race Reactions: Schmotzer Beats Cratsley in 22nd District's Special Election Doyle, Markosek to Face Off in November Incumbent Rep. Metcalfe Moves on to General Election With No Challenger Nick Kotik Holds Off Challenger in State House Race 2012 Primary Election Results
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
There are only three hours left to cast your vote in the primary election. If you haven't yet been to the polls, here's what you missed.
Remember polls are open until 8 p.m. Canon-McMillan Patch All-Star Dean Beattie visited a few of the busier polling precincts earlier today and put together this photo gallery. Enjoy!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Opponents DiCarlo and Vittone will face in the fall election.
Democrat David DiCarlo and Eugene A. Vittone, a Republican, are both seeking a four-year term as Washington County District Attorney in the general election. A prosecutor and business owner, DiCarlo noted in a previous interview that he believes the current office of the district attorney is "dysfunctional and is in dire need of improving its legal services to the courts and community, its administrative functions and its accountability." Vittone believes his more than 30 years in community service, and "extensive community involvement and record of public service," have prepared him for the job. David DiCarlo Background information was not provided. Learn more about DiCarlo here. What will be your priorities if elected? I will be a “hands…
With only one more day until the primary, it seems like you can't go anywhere without getting a glimpse of political signs like these.
This bank of signs in Canonsburg will be a thing of the past once the primary election is over Tuesday night. And as always: Remember to vote tomorrow! Don't know where your polling place is? No worries. Canon-McMillan Patch will have a full list of polling places first thing Tuesday—with everything you need to know before you go.
Friday, May 13, 2011
This is the second of two stories featuring the candidates seeking election to the prothonotary's office.
Three Democrats and one Republican are seeking the position of county prothonotary. This is the second of two stories featuring the candidates—this time with interviews with Republican candidate Matthew David Staniszewski and Democratic candidate Lisa Stout-Bashioum. Stout-Bashioum will face off against incumbant Phyllis Ranko-Matheny and fellow challenger Judith L. Fisher for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary. For information on those two candidates, read our feature story here. Lisa Stout-Bashioum Background: What will your priorities be if elected? My priorities are to make the office more up to date and user friendly. The office should be using the best technology available, including efiling, and it should be a least as …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
If you live in Cecil Township, here is what you need to know before you head to the polls May 17.
Next week, voters will head to the polls to cast their votes for two open seats for Cecil's Board of Supervisors. Two incumbents, Kevin Camerson (D) and Tom Casciola (D), will be on the ballot as they campaign to retain the seats they have held in the past. The other two candidates are former Cecil supervisor Tom Secreet (D) and Elizabeth Cowden (R). Kevin Camerson: Age: 49 Educational Background: Attended West Virginia University for Civil Engineering. Experience: He has served as a Cecil Supervisor for six years. Reason for running for supervisor: “I want to ensure a multi-use recreational area is constructed with no tax payer money. That's a big one,” Camerson said. Also listed was his plan to establish a five-year capital road …
If you live in North Strabane Township, here's what you need to know before you head to the polls May 17.
Six candidates are running for five at-large seats among North Strabane supervisors. Robert F. Balogh, Catherine A. Casciotti, James Pierce and Sonia M. Stopperich are running on the republican ticket, while William Brooks and Brian Spicer are running as democrats. Incumbents Balogh and Brooks are seeking another shot at 6-year terms, and Spicer previously served as a supervisor for 18 years before losing in the last election. Spicer, who has also served with the fire department for 30 years, said he’s running again in an effort to provide a community service to the residents. “We’ve come a long way in providing services to residents and haven’t had a tax increase in more than 20 years,” he said. “I’d even like to look at reducing taxes.” …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If you live in the Canon-McMillan School District, here is what you need to know before you head to the polls May 17.
Six candidates are running for five open seats on the Canon-McMillan School Board. Manuel Pihakis is running unopposed in Canonsburg and has cross-filed to appear on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. “I want to maintain stability in the district,” said Pihakis, who has served on the board during the last 12 years. He said he’s concerned about Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed cuts to public education and the effects they can have throughout the district. “We’re going to have trouble making ends meet, but I’m not in favor of a tax increase or cutting programs,” he said. Instead, he said the board might ask all district employees to take a pay freeze for one year to save about half of the $2 million the district stands to lose if Corbett…
Gary Gilman and Lane Turturice are two of four candidates seeking nomination from both parties.
Gary Gilman and Lane Turturice are seeking election to a 10-year term as a Washington County Court of Common Pleas judge, as are Charles Kurowski and Phil Melograne. All have cross-filed and are seeking nomination from both Democrat and Republican parties. Gary Gilman What are your special qualifications that will make you a choice for this judgeship? The special qualifications I have are my 11 years of experience of sitting in judgment as a master and hearing officer for the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, where I have been appointed to hear complex divorce, support and alimony cases. This experience sitting in judgment is more than the other candidates combined. There are no classes in law school teaching you how to be a judge…