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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Many file for political seats

  • The final date for filing nomination petitions has passed as of this Tuesday, according to a notice from the Wayne County Board of Elections.
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  • - The final date for filing nomination petitions has passed as of this Tuesday, according to a notice from the Wayne County Board of Elections.

    The current public offices up for election in Wayne County are: Judge of the Superior Court, Jury Commissioner, Borough Auditor, Borough Council members, Borough Mayor, Township Auditor, Township Supervisor, Tax Collector, Judge of Election, Inspectors of Election and School Directors.
    The area school districts will nominate school directors for four year terms as well. Wallenpaupack Area School District, at large, has four open school director positions. The Wayne Highlands School District, which is done by region, has two seats open for Region one and two seats open for Region three.
    The Western Wayne School District has three regions with open seats, with two seats in region one, and one in both regions two and three.
    The Forest City School District is also on the ballot with one seat open in Region one, Clinton Township number two.
    The Susquehanna Community School District has one seat open in Region three, Starrucca Borough. Lastly, the North Pocono School District has one two-year term open in Region three, Lehigh Township.
    The unofficial list of candidates for the May 21, 2013 municipal primary are as follows:
    Jury Commissioners-County wide office-Vote for one
    Judith M. Romich-(R)
    Patricia Biondo-(D)
    Berlin Township
    Auditor-6 year term: No candidate
    Auditor-2 year term: No candidate
    Supervisor: Charlie Gries, Jr. (D)
    Tax Collector: Linda Kelly (R)
    Brandy R. Freiermuth-(D)
    Bethany Borough
    Council members: Vote for three: Ruth Bairstow (R)
    John Harvey (R)
    Christopher Peroni (R)
    Page 2 of 8 - Mayor: Margaret Freeman (R)
    Tax Collector: No candidate
    Buckingham Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor-6 year term: James R. Mullican (R)
    Supervisor-2 year term: Kurt A. Mueller (R)
    Tax Collector: Michelle B. Hunt (R)
    Canaan Township
    Auditor: Carol Keenan Zawislak (R)
    Supervisor: Lewis C. Henshaw (R)
    Tax Collector: Linda S. Davis (R)
    Cherry Ridge Township
    Auditor-6 year term: Mary C. Coar-(R)
    Auditor-4 year term: No candidate
    Supervisor: Peter J. Suhosky, II (R)
    Tax Collector: Edward J. Coar (R)
    Clinton Township
    Auditor-6 year term: No candidate
    Auditor-4 year term: No candidate
    Auditor-2 year term: Bonnie K. Johnson
    Supervisor: Ken Coles (R)
    Ryan Wilmarth (R)
    Robert H. Christman (D)
    Tax Collector: Marianne L. Thorpe (R)
    Damascus Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: Steven R. Adams (R)
    Charles Grady (R)
    Tax Collector: Bonnie A. Blum (R)
    Barbara Van Orden (R)
    Dreher Township
    Auditor-6 year term: No candidate
    Page 3 of 8 - Auditor-2 year term: Teresa Duggan (D)
    Supervisor: John R. Young (R)
    Tax Collector: Kahy Young (R)
    Dyberry Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: Edward H. Fritsch (R)
    John F. Walker (R)
    Tax Collector: Joan M. Donofry
    Hawley Borough
    Council members-4 year term-vote for three: John B. Robertson, Jr. (R)
    Michele Rojas (R)
    Marty Cox (D)
    Ann Monaghan (D)
    Tiffany G. Rogers (D)
    Council members-2 year term-vote for two
    Donald Kyzer (R)
    Mary Sanders (R)
    Jill C. Carletti (D)
    James A. Simpson (D)
    Mayor: David Kevin Hawk (D)
    Tax Collector: Barbara S. Middaugh
    Honesdale Borough
    Council members: 4 year term-vote for four
    Bill Canfield (R)
    Bob Jennings (R)
    Harry DeVrieze (D)
    Mike J. Slish (D)
    Council members-2 year term-vote for one:
    Juanita Pisano (R)
    Mayor: Ed Langendoerfer (R)
    Tax Collector: Coleen Tuman (D)
    Lake Township
    Page 4 of 8 - Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor-6 year term: Scottie Swingle (R)
    Jerry Tregaskis, Jr (D)
    Supervisor-4 year term: Timothy Jaggard (R)
    Charlie White (R)
    Joseph Gwozdziewycz (D)
    Tax Collector: Kelly J. Kyzer (R)
    Diane Shelp (R)
    Joshua Z. Swingle (R)
    Laurie J. Weller (R)
    Lebanon Township
    Auditor-6 year term: No candidate
    Auditor-4 year term: No candidate
    Supervisor: No candidate
    Tax Collector: No candidate
    Lehigh Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: Protus E. Phillips (R)
    David J. Boruta (D)
    Tax Collector: Eileen Kohn (D)
    Manchester Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: Harold Hawley Jr. (R)
    Tax Collector: Beverly A. Gill (R)
    Mount Pleasant Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: Albert H. Wildenstein (R)
    Jim Knapp (D)
    Tax Collector: Clara Keast (R)
    Oregon Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: Bernard Tallman (R)
    Tax Collector: No candidate
    Page 5 of 8 - Palmyra Township
    Auditor: Gary Van Orden (R)
    Supervisor: Peter Steffen (R)
    Tax Collector: Joanne Kmetz (R)
    Paupack Township
    Auditor: Jean M. Corey (R)
    Supervisor: John Barnett (R)
    Bruce Chandler (R)
    Randy Glosenger (R)
    Tax Collector: Florence Peoples (R)
    Preston Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: J.C. Neu (R)
    Beverly A. Watson (R)
    Tax Collector: Suzanne W. Wormuth (R)
    Prompton Borough
    Auditor: Jimmie Ann Fries (R)
    Council Member-vote for three: Dale Odell (R)
    Daniel Biondo (D)
    Kirk Fries (D)
    Mayor: Stacy L. Wentzel (R)
    Tax Collector: Chase L. Holl (R)Salem Township
    Auditor: Beryl Swingle (R)
    Supervisor: Dennis Chapman (R)
    Tax Collector: Karen J. Janiszewski (R)
    Marlene Yedinak (R)
    Scott Township
    Auditor: Antoinette M. Bryant (R)
    Supervisor: Bradley K. Hubbard (R)
    Tax Collector: Laura L. Travis
    South Canaan Township
    Auditor: Paula Adolfson (R)
    Page 6 of 8 - Supervisor: Randy Beam (R)
    Tax Collector: Paula J. Herzog (D)
    Starrucca Borough
    Auditor: Paul D'Agati (R)
    Council Members-4 year term-vote for three: Jason Heeman (D)
    Council Members-2 year term-vote for one: No candidate
    Mayor: Mary Ann Debalko (R)
    Tax Collector: No candidate
    Sterling Township
    Auditor: No candidate
    Supervisor: Roger Swingle (R)
    Tax Collector: Cindy Ziegler-Hefty (R)
    Texas Township
    Auditor-6 year term: No candidate
    Auditor-4 year term: Lorraine M. Gallik (R)
    Supervisor-6 year term: Paul Sprague (R)
    Allan Wickle (R)
    Richard Southerton (D)
    Supervisor-2 year term: Paul Sprague (R)
    Richard Southerton (D)
    Tax Collector: Tanya Gibbons (R)
    Waymart Borough
    Auditor-6 year term: No candidate
    Auditor-4 year term: No candidate
    Auditor-2 year term: No candidate
    Council member-2 year term-vote for one: Charlene Schermerhorn (R)
    Mayor: John T. Millard
    Tax Collector: Karen H. Robinson
    Wayne Highlands School Director-Region 1-vote for two: Thomas Fasshauer (R/D)
    John K. Lowe (R/D)
    Wayne Highlands School Director-Region 3-vote for two: Kathleen Grandjean (R/D)
    Page 7 of 8 - Heather Stephens (R/D)
    Western Wayne School Director-Region 1-vote for two: Andrew (Andy) Falonk (R)
    Andrew J. Gaudenzi (R)
    Donald H. McDonough (R/D)
    James Salak (R/D)
    Western Wayne School Director-Region 2-vote for one: Nicole E. Bolduc (R)
    Bernice Fiorella (R/D)
    Western Wayne School Director-Region 3-vote for one: Donald E. Olsommer, Jr.
    Forest City Regional School Director-Region 1/Clinton Twp. 2-vote for one: Mary Costanzo (R/D)
    Linda Zefran (R/D)
    Judge/Inspector of Election
    Berlin 1: Judge-Clayton Crum (R), Inspector-Nancy Bates (R)
    Berlin 2: Inspector-Colleen Steelman (R)
    Bethany: Judge-Bob Longenecker (R)
    Buckingham: Judge-Mary Reyes (D), Inspector-Vicky Shakelton (R), Adeline Heesh
    Canaan: Judge-Gloria Gebert (R), Inspector-Donna Hodorawis (R)
    Cherry Ridge: Judge-Mary Jane Burke (D), Inspector-Kimberly Daniels (R), Rebecca Burke (D)
    Clinton 1: Judge-Leona Nolan (R), Inspector-Betty Guarino (R), Christina Salak (D)
    Clinton 2: Inspector-Beverly Fitzsimmons (D)
    Damascus 1: Judge- Melissa Rutledge (R), Inspector-Lynne Freda (D)
    Damascus 2: Inspector-Theresa L. Henderson (R), Angela Davis (D)
    Dreher: Judge-John E. Spewak (R), Inspector-Judy Spewak (R), Donna B. Lee (D)
    Dyberry: Judge-Nellie M. Nichols (R), Inspector-Delores Falvo (D)
    Hawley-None listed
    Honesdale 1: Inspector-Sarah Canfield (R)
    Honesdale 2: Judge-Lois Pfund (R), Inspector-Marilyn McElroy (R), Jean Bidwell (D)
    Honesdale 3: Judge-Joseph Podrasky (D), Inspector-Kelly Kornbau (R), Jean Meagher (D)
    Page 8 of 8 - Lake: Judge-Carol Williams (D), Inspector-Anita Cook (R), Barbara Pannone (R), Joan Belles (D)
    Lebanon: Judge-Jay Vail (R), Inspector-Lynita Vail (R)
    Lehigh: Judge-Kristen Cunningham (R, Inspector-Barbara Phillips (R)
    Manchester: Judge-Alton Adams (R), Inspector-Lois Young (D)
    Mt. Pleasant: Judge-Gomer Perham (R), Inspector-Kathryn Dix (R)
    Oregon: Inspector-Debra Skinner (R), Betty Hartman (D)
    Palmyra: Inspector-Rosemarie Meditz (R)
    Paupack: Judge-Shirely Herr (R), Inspector-Kathleen Carlson (R), Maryann Vaccaro (D)
    Preston: Judge-Duane Giles (R), Insector-Alice Sampson (R), Evelyn Hoops (D)
    Prompton: Judge-Sharon Fries (D), Inspector-Janet Odell (R), Cheryl Guinther (D)
    Salem: Judge-Ken Van Kleef (R), Inspector-Deborah Van Kleef (R), Pat Chapman (D)
    Scott: Judge-Suzanne Tuttle (R), Inspector-Natasha Tuttle (R), Harold Stafford (D)
    South Canaan: Judge-Holly Highhouse (R), Inspector-Tammie Lamberton (R)
    Starrucca: None listed
    Sterling: Inspector-Kristen Curtis
    Texas 1: Judge-Eva Crocker (R), Inspector-Arlene Seig (R), Debbie Swendsen (D)
    Texas 2: Inspector-Jeannette Gardas (D)
    Texas 3: Judge-Elizabeth Latournous Barnes (R), Inspector-Margaret Meszler (R)
    Waymart: Judge-Eston Brooks (R), Inspector-Doris Brooks (R), Karen McElroy (D)

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