Mountaintop Candidates Seeking Municipal, School Board Seats

The  Luzerne  County  Primary  Election  will  be  held  Tuesday  May  21,

 2013.  Petitions  and  Financial  Disclosure  Statements  were  due  Tuesday

 March  12,  2013. Three  candidates  have  filed  petitions  for  the  open  six-year  Supervisor  term  in

 Rice  Township.  Mark  Taney  will  run

 unopposed  for  the  Democratic  nomination  and  Richard  Evans  and  Donald  Armstrong  have  filed  to  run  as

 Republicans.  Republican  George  Venesky  who  currently  holds  the  supervisor

 seat  did  not  file. Democrat  Carl  Smith  has  filed  for

 a  Rice  Auditor  six-year  term.  Rhonda  Rowles  filed  for  Auditor  the  Republican  ticket.  Incumbent  Joan  Kogut

 is  running  unopposed  for  Tax  collector

Wright  Township  incumbent  Supervisor  Dan  Frascella  filed  for

 another  6-year  term  on  the  Democratic  ticket.  Colleen  Macko,  and

 Michael  Stair  also  filed  as  Democrats.  Republican  Donald  Zampetti

 is  running  unopposed.  There  are  two  open  six-year  terms  for

 Supervisor.  Democrat  incumbent  Barbara  Macko  filed  for  four  year  Tax

 Collector  seat.

Fairview  Supervisor  Bob  Orloski  filed

 for  a  second  term  on  the  Republican  slate.  Maxine  Macko  filed

 for  Tax  Collector  on  the  Democrat  line.  Both  are  unopposed.

Joe  Chalawick  filed  for  six  and

 two  year  terms  for  Dorrance  Township  Supervisor.  Incumbent  Royce  Engler  filed  for  the  six-year  term

 for  Republican  Supervisor  and  Republican  William  Wengrzynek  filed

 for  a  two-year  supervisor  term. Republicans  Anthony  DeLuca,  Michelle

 Zawoiski,  Michael  Johnson,  Mark  Gandzyk  and  Elizabeth  Graham  filed  for  four-year  terms  on  Nuangola  Borough  Council.  Democrats  Regina  Plodwick,  Ted  Vancosky,  Joan  Shirk  and  Joseph  Tucker  filed  for  four-year  terms.  Democrat  Plodwick  and  Republican  Johnson  also  filed  for  a  2-year  term.

Five  candidates  filed  for  four  open  seats  on  the  Crestwood  School  Board.  Incumbents  Eric  Aigeldinger  and  Norb  Dotzel  have  cross-filed  on  the  Democrat  and  Republican  tickets.  Also  cross  filing  are  Peter  Strecker,  Randy  Swank  and  Maureen  McGovern.  Four  positions  are  for  four-year  terms.