Contested Races On Primary Ballot For School Board, Magistrate, Municipal Seats
By NICOLE FAY BARR
Correspondent

With the primary elections scheduled May 16, a slew of candidates filed petitions to run for seats in Fairview, Wright, and Rice townships, as well as in Dorrance, Slocum, and Nuangola Borough. Other highly contested races on the mountain include those for magistrate and school board.

School Board Candidates

Six are running for the four vacant seats on the Crestwood School Board and all have cross-filed. Those candidates include three incumbents and three newcomers. The fourth seat will be left open by Director Eric Aigeldinger, who is not seeking reelection.

The incumbents are Randy Swank, Al Miller, and Maureen McGovern. They are challenged by Barry Boone, James Costello, and Lauren McCurdy.

McGovern, who worked for 23 years as a secretary for the Crestwood High School principal, is retired from the district and now works as an administrative assistant for Mt. Top Kids, a preschool and daycare facility. She’s served on the school board’s human resources, financial planning, policy, and academic programs committees.

Swank, who’s been on the board since 2013 and serves on the transportation, co-curricular, and financial planning committees, related that he’s running to “continue serving the taxpayers, students and employees of the Crestwood School District.” He added, “As a Crestwood graduate and the parent of two Crestwood students, I understand the importance of an academically successful and fiscally responsible school district.”

Miller, who works for FedEx and

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