Contested races on primary ballots

Two candidates face off on the Republican ballot for the position of Susquehanna County Prothonotary – Clerk of Courts in the May 16 primary.
Chris Jones, a former First Deputy Prothonotary, stepped into the row office helm following the July 29, 2016 resignation of Susan Eddleston.
Jones, of New Milford, has worked in the Prothonotary’s office since 2006.
Jan Krupinski, a former 11-year deputy in the Clerk of Courts division of the office, is presently employed as a Susquehanna County Deputy Coroner and Administrative Assistant.
Incumbent Sheriff Lance Benedict (R) is unopposed in the primary.
Also unopposed in the primary are incumbent Magisterial District Judges Jeffrey Hollister, in the Montrose District Court, and Jodi Cordner, in the New Milford District Court.
Ararat: On the GOP ballot, incumbent Joseph A. Homes faces a challenge from Willard Cobb in the six-year township supervisor race. Lee Hugaboom is running unopposed for the seat in the Democratic primary.
Gibson: Three Republicans are seeking the job of Tax Collector in Gibson Twp. Linda Sivers, a tax collector appointee for the school taxes in the Mountain View School District since the death of Boyd Manzer, is seeking the post; as is Heather Pearsall and Cheryl P. Tompkins.
Jackson: Paul R. Gralewski and Susan L. Pease are both seeking election to the Tax Collector seat in Jackson Twp.
Jessup: Incumbent supervisor Dennis N. Bunnell faces a primary challenge from Daniel S. Warner on the GOP ballot in the six year supervisor race.
Rush: Allen R. Jayne and William E. St. Clair are seeking the nod for the six-year supervisor’s seat on the Republican ballot.
Montrose: Mayor John Wilson has decided not to seek a third term setting up a primary run-off on the Republican ballot between incumbent Councilman and former mayor, Thomas LaMont and David Darrow, vice-chair of the County Republican Party.
Of Note:
There are no borough council candidates in Hallstead, Forest City, Friendsville and Union Dale on either the Democratic or Republican ballots.
Blue Ridge
Region 1A, New Milford Borough: Shawn Carey and Mindi L. Carr are looking to represent New Milford Borough on the Blue Ridge Board of Education.
Carey, who appears only on the Republican ballot, was appointed to the school board earlier this year following the resignation of Christina Whitney from the seat.
Carr cross-filed and her name will appear on both the Republican and Democratic primary ballots.
Montrose Area
Region 1, Montrose Borough and Jessup Twp.: Incumbent school directors Gloria Smith and Jennifer Strickland are seeking re-election for a four-year term on the Montrose Area School Board. Both appear on the Democratic and Republican primary ballots.
They face a challenge from former school director Pamela D. Staats, as well as Taylor M. Warner. Their names will also appear on both ballots.

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