Contested races on local ballots

In addition to choosing a new representative to fill the US House’s 12th District seat, the heavily contested county commissioners’ race, as well as the district attorney post, voters will also determine which candidates move on to the November ballot in a handful of township supervisor and borough council races around the county.

In Ararat Twp., three candidates are seeking the 6-year supervisor seat on the GOP primary ballot. Arthur J. Straway Sr. and Douglas Thorn are both looking for the nod; while Katherine Shelly Cameron is running unopposed in the primary on the Democratic ballot.

Auburn Twp. has two Republican candidates looking to fill the six-year term for township auditor. Voters will choose between Steven J. Love and Justin Joseph Stewart.

In Dimock Twp., two candidates appear on the GOP ballot for the six-year supervisor seat: Mathew D. Neenan and Ronald J. Teel.

Two Republicans are seeking the primary nod in the Forest Lake Twp. tax collector race. Candidates for the seat are Debbie Petrak Nichols and Darlene J. Smith.

Jeanne M. Sullivan and Lee Burch are both seeking election on the GOP ballot to the six-year Franklin Twp. supervisor post.

In Gibson Twp., longtime supervisor Leonard Bartkus faces a challenge from Richard Marcho in the Republican primary.

Liberty Twp. will be choosing a supervisor for the four-year term in November. Democratic candidate Douglas L. Sivers and Republican Lori Raub are each running unopposed the in the primary race.

Four Republicans are seeking a spot on the Oakland Borough Council, with only three positions available. The GOP primary candidates include: Gary A. Boughton, Valerie Senese, Brad M. Krayeski, and John Agler. Patrick Gill is the sole Democratic candidate seeking election to the council.

Primary Election day is Tuesday, May 21. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

A complete list of candidates is available on the Susquehanna County website, on the Voter Registration page.

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