Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Primary 2008 Candidates Announced

In case you were wondering...

Mercer County has posted the list of the 2008 primary candidates. There are a few races of interest.

All three Mercer County Commissioner seats are available this year, but surprisingly only 10 candidates are going for the seats.

- Kenneth R. Ammann
- Brian Beader (I)
- Jim Kaibas
- Dave Ryan
- Timothy P. Templeton

- Mary A. Buckwalter
- Michael M. Cooney (withdrawn 3/20)
- John N. Lechner
- Lewis P. McEwen
- Phillip P. Steele

Another interesting race is the Ward One Borough Council race in Grove City. Incumbent Beth Cooney is facing opposition from GCC professor Dr. Michael Coulter.

Here are the other ward races, which have candidates with no opposition (all are Republican):

Ward Two
- Patrick J. Chapman

Ward Three
- Joseph M Pisano

Ward Five
- Jeffrey P. Black

There are no candidates for Ward Four.

Unfortunately, there seems to be no real change in the Grove City School Board:

- William G. Berger
- James L. Crow
- Barbara Hedegore
- Susan Herman
- David L. Rothman

Five seats are open, so that means one of the prolific tax hikers isn't running for re-election, but the other four are. I don't know who William Berger is - but I hope he isn't hand picked by the board. Ugh. Get ready for more tax hikes!

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