Schuylkill County Races

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(The following was compiled by The Morning Call).
JUDGE OF COMMON PLEAS
Term: 10 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
CHARLES M. MILLER
DEMOCRAT
WILLIAM C. REILEY
SHERIFF
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
ERICK M. HOFFMAN
DEMOCRAT
FRANCIS V. McANDREW
D.O.B.: 12/29/44
Education: Shenandoah (J.W. Cooper) H.S., diploma; Penn State Schuylkill Campus, non degree (criminal justice); PA State Police Academy, PA State Police (trooper)
Occupation: PA State Police - Trooper & Criminal Investigator; Schuylkill County Detective - Criminal Investigation; Sheriff of Schuylkill County past 8 years.
Qualifications: See employment above. Education, training & Experience.
Response to question: Continue to professionalize our staff thru education & training. Maintain “State of the Art” Hi-Tech Equipment in support of law enforcement. Expand & upgrade security for the courthouse & other facilities. We have a proven track record & wish to remain proactive by continuing to provide these innovative programs.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
FRANK R. CORI
D.O.B.: 5/1/49
Education: University of Penna., BA - Political Science (1970); Temple Univ. Law School, JD (1973)Occupation: Law Offices of Frank Robert Cori, 110 E. Market St., Orwigsburg
Qualification: 28 years of trial experience, Schuylkill County SolicitorsOffice - 18 years.
Response to question: I want to give to the people of Schuylkill County the benefit of my experience as a lawyer and as an administrator. I have a platform of positive, forward-looking programs to improve the quality of life in Schuylkill County and to restore leadership to the office of District Attorney.
DEMOCRAT
CLAUDE SHIELDS
D.O.B.: 6/2/59
Education: Pottsville High School; Dickinson College, D.A. Economics; Villanova University, J.D. Law
Occupation: District Attorney
Qualifications: Sixteen years as District Attorney, past president PA Dist. Atty. Assn., past president PA Dist. Atty. Institution, Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, personally prosecuted capital murder cases.
Response to question: For 16 years I have served the people of Schuylkill County as District Attorney. I believe my experience, background record of performance and vision of the future makes me the best candidate to serve as District Attorney.
JURY COMMISSIONER
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
PEGGY E. ZIMMERMAN
DEMOCRAT
EDWARD M. KLEHA

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY
BOROUGHS

COALDALE
MAYOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
CLAIRE S. REMINGTON
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES
COUNCIL
Term: 2 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
SUSAN SOLT
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES
COUNCIL
Term: 4 years
(Vote for two)
REPUBLICAN
PETER P. MACKOVIC
D.O.B.: 5/8/48
Education: Marian Catholic, diploma; Thaddeus Steven’s Trade School, diplomaOccupation: Mechanic, Lehigh Coal and Navigation, Tamaqua
Qualifications: Appointed to council in June of 2000.Response: No statement
SUSAN SOLT
No response
DEMOCRAT
JOSEPH HNAT
No response
REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRAT
JOHN P. McGEEHAN III
D.O.B.: 12/14/56
Education: Panther Valley High, business diploma; East Stroudsburg Univ., 2 yrs.; WTTI Welding Institute, welding degree; EMT Medical Tech., certificate.Occupation: District welder and equipment operator, Penna. Turnpike Comm., Pocono Mtn., Whitehaven
Qualifications: Not provided
Response: It’s time more younger and middle aged people step up and try to make a difference in their towns. All the people could work together and really make a difference in their communities.
TAX COLLECTOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
MARY HYDRO
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES

TAMAQUA
MAYOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
RICHARD M. HADESTY
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES
COUNCIL
Term: 2 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
STEPHEN J. BAYER
DEMOCRAT
ALFRED JEROME MARCHETTI
COUNCIL
Term: 4 years
(Vote for three)
REPUBLICAN
THOMAS CARA
No response
KENNETH SMULLIGAN
D.O.B.: 12/24/46
Education: Tamaqua High School, class of 1965
Occupation: Partner/owner of family business, Smulligan Glass Shop. Father Peter Smulligan started in this business 1950.
Qualifications: Small business owner; family man, 5 children; volunteer and president of Tamaqua SOS (Save Our Station)
Response: My only promise is to do my best to do some good for the people and the community.
JOHN TRUDICH JR.
No response
DEMOCRAT
ALFRED JEROME MARCHETTI
No response
TAX COLLECTOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
ALAN R. KERR
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY
TOWNSHIPS

RUSH
SUPERVISOR
Term: 6 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
MARION J. LAZUR
D.O.B.: Not provided
Education: Tamaqua High School, diploma; Pennsylvania State University, certified paralegal; LaSalle Extension University, studied law with tutor.Occupation: Paralegal/secretary, Gary F. Dobias, Attorney, Jim Thorpe
Qualifications: 44 yrs. of legal experience; including office management; personnel diplomacy; communication skills; accounting practices. 26 yrs. on Rush Township Planning Commission volunteering time, service and knowledge by giving back to the community. Familiar with township projects over 26 yrs. Sec’y of Planning Commission; attended seminars over the years to better plan the community; involved in updating Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance; attending supervisors and sewer authority meetings. Response: I urge and encourage Rush Township residents, taxpayers and voters to get involved in their government. Their vote does count.
DEMOCRAT
JOSEPH A. PINKEY
D.O.B.: 8/17/77
Education: MMI Preparatory High School, diploma; Pennsylvania State University, architectureOccupation: Site Designer for Spotts, Stevens and McCoy, Inc., (MacArthur Office Plaza Suite 401, 3722 Lehigh St., Whitehall), duties include park & recreational design land development planning and construction inspection.
Qualifications: I am a lifelong resident of the township. As a part of my landscape architecture training I spend much time studying the design and development of communities not only in PA, but throughout the nation and world. Through my work experience I have been directly involved in municipal planning throughout Eastern PA. I am also currently serving as a township representative ot the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC).
Response to question: Township Supervisor is a position of service and when elected I will have the chance to give back to the community which has given me so much. As supervisor, I would like to continue and expand the road and stormwater programs, to keep taxes low, to work with the local fire co. and police department to ensure the safety of all, and develop a higher quality of living for those who live in the township today and those who will live here tomorrow. Thank you and God Bless America.
TAX COLLECTOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
DOLORES WALCK
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES

WALKER
SUPERVISOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
CRAIG P. WAGNER
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES
SUPERVISOR
Term: 6 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
DAVID PRICE
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES
TAX COLLECTOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
ROBERTA A. FELTY
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES

WEST PENN
SUPERVISOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
STEPHEN W. BROWN
D.O.B.: 4/8/59
Education: Sun Valley High; University of Delaware; University of Automotive Management
Occupation: Service director, Scott Chevrolet Inc., Emmaus. I coach people and manage a financial statement.
Qualifications: I have been in the automotive industry for 27 yrs. I am very aware of budgets and expenses, I have the skill to make it a win-win situation for all.Response: To get West Penn Twp. to work together. Let’s remember where we were and where we need to be.
DEMOCRAT
EUGENE G. BUTALA
No response
SUPERVISOR
Term: 6 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
TIMOTHY M. HOUSER
No response
ERNEST DEEM
D.O.B.: 12/7/41
Education: Tamaqua H.S., diploma; PA State Police Academy, law enforcement
Occupation: School bus driver, Kistler Transportation Inc., contractor of Tamaqua Area School District
Qualifications: 2 year township supervisor, supervisor of PA State Police Driver exam unit
Response to question: Asking the voters of West Penn Twp. to “write-in” a vote for Herb Woodring who is seeking a four year term to make a chance in our township for the people and to give the people the respect they deserve.
DEMOCRAT
NO CANDIDATES
TAX COLLECTOR
Term: 4 years
(Vote for one)
REPUBLICAN
HELENE V. ZEIGLER
DEMOCRAT
SAMUEL A. ALONGE

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY
SCHOOLS
SCHOOL DIRECTOR

TAMAQUA
Term: 4 years
(Vote for four)
REPUBLICAN/DEMOCRAT
KIM R. HILLEGASS
TODD G. MILLER
ANNA MAE SUROTCHAK

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