Residents to vote for council, school board, supervisor seats during primary election

Voters in North East Borough and Township will have a chance to cast their ballots on Tuesday, May 21, during a primary election. 

In addition to countywide elections, there are several local races.

Eight individuals are vying for five seats on the North East School Board. 

Incumbents Erin Janes, Paul Behnken and Eric Riedel are seeking re-election. Also running are Sally Abata, Alene Rohde, Michael Rowe, George R. Sucha and Jim Wargo. 

All school board candidates have cross-filed, meaning they will appear on both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots. 

Three seats on North East Borough Council will be available at the end of 2019 — two in the First Ward and one in the Second Ward.

Democratic incumbents Denise McCumber and Jeffrey Morealli are running unopposed to represent the First Ward. 

Democratic incumbent Mike Satterhwaite is running for re-election to represent the Second Ward. He is up against challenger Bill Beardsley. 

In North East Township, Republican incumbent Fredrick Fritzer Shunk is running unopposed for a six-year term as township supervisor. 

Incumbent Julie Reynolds is also running unopposed for auditor. The position of auditor is a six-year term. Reynolds is registered as a Republican. 

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 21.

Residents living in North East Borough’s First Ward will vote at McCord Memorial Library, 32 W. Main St. Residents of the Second Ward will cast their ballots at the North East Senior Center, 50 E. Main St. 

North East Township voters in District 1 will vote at the Township Administration Building, 10300 W. Main Road. Voters should use the west entrance. 

Voters residing in the township’s District 2 should visit Praise Cathedral Church of God, 5335 Station Road, to vote.

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