Pennsylvania Primary Just 6 Weeks Away

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In just six weeks, voters across Pennsylvania will head to the polls to pick party nominees in this year’s General Election.

There are only two state-wide judicial races in 2011.

Republicans will choose between Vic Stabile and Paula Patrick to take on Democrat David Wecht for the Superior Court.

Two Republicans, Paul Panepinto and Anne Covey and two Democrats, Kathryn Boockvar and Barbara Ernsberger will battle for one seat on Commonwealth Court.

Most of the races this spring and fall are in county, municipal and school districts where voters are most impacted in services and taxes.

The hottest race is for Allegheny County Executive where both parties are looking for nominees to replace retired executive Dan Onorato.

Democrats will choose between County Controller Mark Flaherty and Former County Council President Rich Fitzgerald while Republicans pick between former Councilman Chuck McCullough and Mt. Lebanon Commissioner D. Raja.

In Westmoreland County, five Democrats are going at it for two slots: Incumbent-appointed Commissioner Ted Kopas, former Rep. John Pallone, Mt. Pleasant Mayor Gerald Lucia, South Greensburg Councilwoman Linda Iezzi and South Greensburg resident Virginia Oplinger.

In Washington County, seven Democrats are running for two slots: Incumbent Commissioner Larry Maggi, Washington Councilman Joe Manning, Labor Leader Wayne Watson, Chartiers Supervisor Harlan Shober, North Strabane Supervisor Greg Sulak, Attorney John Petrisek and Coal Center President Randy Barli.

There are fewer Republican Primary contests in these counties. Besides these county races, five of nine Pittsburgh City Council positions are on the ballot with every incumbent seeking reelection being challenged.

The primary is on May 17.

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  1. LETS HAVE REAL CHANGE IN PA says:

    Does anyone even feel that things have ever got any better in Pa., the USA or especially locally, maybe this is because we have so many stupid uneducated people brainwashed by their unions.
    Vote these Communist/Democrats out once and for all, if you don’t believe me just call any Government agency locally and you will find they are not monitored and will whine and cry if you ask them to do something as a registered Independent unfortunately my only option is Republican cause I refuse to vote Communist/Democrat.

  2. HWRIGHT says:

    YOU MUST BE ON DRUGS DUDE TYPICAL REPUBLICAN! GO AHEAD LET YOUR NATION BE RUN BY THE RICH AND LET THE POOR BE SQUASHED. DONT WORRY ONCE THE SO CALLED UNION(UNEDUCATED) ARE TOTALY POOR THERE WILL BE NO MONEY FOR ANYTHING…. IF THIS COUNTRY LOSES THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIONS IN AMERICA WE WILL BE DEFEATED SORRY WITHOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS THERE WILL BE NO AMERICA…

  3. k says:

    Don’t worry Mr right there will always be unions because it is your free right to do so and there are a lot of people including myself that would rise up and fight for you and any other union.
    But I’m sorry I cannot vote for Obama and some others because they have taken from me the one thing money can’t buy ( figure it out ) .

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