Candidacy Announcements

Snyder seeking 4th Term in office 

JEFFERSON – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Jefferson, announced today she will

seek a fourth term as state representative of the 50th Legislative District.
The 50th District includes all of Greene County and parts of Washington and

Fayette counties.
Snyder has been an adamant supporter of the energy industry during her

tenure in public service. During her third term, Snyder was named the

Democratic chairman of the Legislature’s Coal Caucus, and worked tirelessly

to secure Department of Environmental Protection permits for Bailey Mine.

Snyder’s work preserved over 600 coal mining jobs in the 50th

Legislative District.

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Halvorson Pledges to Shake Up Congress 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Joe Sterns (717) 497-0806

Jan. 2, 2018
Halvorson Pledges to Shake Up Congress 
Manns Choice, PA — Art Halvorson, who came within a percentage point of defeating powerful incumbent Congressman Bill Shuster in the 2016 primary, today announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 9th district. Halvorson is committed to the conservative-reform revolution that swept President Donald Trump into the White House last year. He says the need is urgent to support Trump’s efforts to clean up Washington D.C., and break the cartel of lobbyists and career politicians that still controls Congress.
“I intend to complete my mission to bring conservative principles back into the heart of American governance,” Halvorson said. “America has a golden opportunity to reclaim its greatness, but President Trump urgently needs other outsiders like him to enter Congress and help him.”
Halvorson received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, and was recommended by the pro-life group LIFEPAC. His “Rescue America” platform includes: term limits on Congress, defunding and repealing Obama Care, securing the borders, defunding Planned Parenthood, the Balanced Budget Amendment, and restructuring ‘free-trade’ deals to include fair-trade protections for America’s steel, coal, auto, rail, timber and manufacturing sectors. Halvorson is well positioned to complete his mission. Polling shows he has high, favorable name identification to go along with proven fundraising ability and a legion of hardworking grassroots volunteers known as “Art’s Army.”
If given the enormous honor of representing the 9th District, Halvorson will serve under a self-imposed term limit of six years, and he will refuse the lucrative congressional pension.
“I will serve as a citizen-legislator so that I can fight fearlessly for the conservative principles

America was built on,” Halvorson said.
Art Halvorson is a highly decorated Coast Guard veteran, businessman, and conservative champion of traditional values. Halvorson joined the Coast Guard at age 17 to help protect the

country he loves and keep it free. During his 29 years of distinguished service, he was a search-and-rescue pilot and base commanding officer. Mr. Halvorson earned the prestigious Legion of Merit award for leadership after he helped re-organize the Coast Guard in the aftermath of the 9-11 Terror Attack.

While in the military, Halvorson earned a master’s degree in strategic studies at the U.S. Air War College, as well as an MBA from The College of William and Mary. After retiring from the

military, Mr. Halvorson built a real estate company into a very successful enterprise. Halvorson has been deeply committed to philanthropic projects. He is a member of the Gideon’s

International, the National Rifle Association, and Crossroads Bible Church. He has also served as president of Officers’ Christian Fellowship. He and his wife of 39 years, Paula, have six children and twelve grandchildren. The Halvorson’s

have also been foster parents and provided shelter to distressed single mothers. They live on their farm homestead in Manns Choice, Pennsylvania.

Vacancy News

Bill Shuster NOT running for re-election 

Breaking News…Republican Congressman Bill Shuster, who is the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, will not seek re-election in November, telling the Washington Examiner that he wants to focus exclusively on working with President Trump to pass a massive infrastructure bill before he retires.
The western Pennsylvania Republican, who has held the seat since 2002, said he does not want campaigning or anything else to get in the way of helping Trump get this major piece of legislation passed by Congress in 2018.
He said he could focus on working with both parties better if he didn’t have to worry about running to hold his seat in a primary and general election.

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Uniontown Mayor resigns effective immediately 

SOURCES HAVE CONFIRMED ONLINE THAT ED FIKE IS NOW THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN.  BERNIE KASIEVICH WHO HAD SERVED AS UNIONTOWN MAYOR SINCE THE START OF 2016 TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION TODAY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. IN A RESIGNATION LETTER OBTAINED ONLINE KASIEVICH CITED PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CONCERNS FOR HIS REASONS OF RESIGNATION. EARLIER TODAY FIKE AND MARTY GATTI WERE SWORN IN AS MEMBERS OF UNIONTOWN CITY COUNCIL, WITH FIKE NAMED AS DIRECTOR OF FINANCE. PER CITY CODE, THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE IS APPOINTED MAYOR IF THE CURRENT MAYOR RESIGNS.

election results, Municipal Elections, PA Judicial Courts

State Offices

Justice of the Supreme Court – Vote for 1

  1. R/Sallie Mundy /  1,086,589 / 52.31%
  2. D/Dwayne D. Woodruff / 990,643

Justice of the Supreme Court (Retention)

Thomas G. Saylor

  • Yes: 1,071,032  68.24
  • No: 498,451 31.76

Debra Todd

  • Yes: 1,116,628  / 70.82%
  • No: 460,173 / 29.18%

Judge of the Superior Court – Vote for 4

  1. D / Maria McLaughlin / 1,074,759 / 14.09%
  2. D / Deborah Ann Kunsleman / 1,038,392 / 13.61%
  3. D / Carolyn H. Nichols / 975,075 / 12.78%
  4. R / Mary P. Murray / 916,347 / 12.01%
  5. R/  Craig Stedman /  911,974 / 11.95%
  6. R/  Geoffrey H. Moulton /  889,245  / 11.66%
  7. R / Emil Giordiano / 883,642/  11.58%
  8. R / Wade Alan Kagerise / 833,478 / 10.92%
  9. G / Jules Mermelstein / 106,614 / 1.40%

Judge of the Superior Court (Retention)

Jacqueline O. Shogun

  • Yes1,069,819 / 69.31%
  • No / 473,696 / 30.69%

Judge of the Commonwealth Court 10 Year Term, Vote For 2

  1. R/  Christina Fizzano Cannon / 990,256 / 25.82%
  2. D / Ellen H. Ceisler / 983,423 / 25.64%
  3. D / Irene Clark / 953,765 / 24.87%
  4. R/  Paul N. Lally / 908,020 / 23.67%

Referendum: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Amending the Homestead Property Tax Exclusion

  • YES: 960,022 / 54%
  • NO: 817,878 / 46%
election results, Municipal Elections

Wharton Township

Supervisor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / Jim Means / 585 / 62.04%
  2. D / Darwin Sonny Herring / 356 / 37.75%

Tax Collector 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / Tina Dennis / 632 / 66.81%
  2. D /Amanda Cesarino / 313 / 33.09%

Auditor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / Christopher J. Pyle / 717 / 99.03%
  2. Kathy Sedlock / 2 / 0.28%

Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Amanda Cesarino / 711 / 98.34%
  2. Mary Lou Lowe / 2 / 0.28%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / Sondra Cesarino / 717 /  99.17%

Voter Turnout – Township of Wharton

Ballots Cast: 964
Registered / 2,338
Voter Turnout: 41.23%

 

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Washington Township

Supervisor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Chuck Yusko / 399 / 51.97%
  2. R / William Bergman / 364 / 47.77

Tax Collector 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Mary Misher Yonash / 638 / 99.22%

Auditor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. John Habel III / 4 / 20%

Auditor 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

* Tie – 1 Vote Each (9.09%)

  • Donald Gray
  • Kerry Roberts
  • Joe Rygiel
  • Barb Trenk
  • Leigh Walina
  • Matthew Weightman

Auditor 2 Year Term, Vote For 1

* Tie – 1 Vote Each (14.29%)

  • Donald Gray
  • Kerry Roberts
  • Joe Rygiel
  • Barb Trenk
  • Leigh Walina

Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Sonia Parker / 498 / 99.01%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

* Tie – 1 Vote Each (8.33%)

  • Donald Gray
  • Mary Habel
  • Anthony Mauro
  • Joe Rygiel
  • Barb Trenk
  • Leigh Walina
  • Jay Walters
  • Matthew Weightman

Voter Turnout – Township of Washington

Ballots Cast: 779
Registered Voters: 2,452
Voter Turnout: 31.77%

 

election results, Municipal Elections

Vanderbilt Borough

Mayor 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Richard Adobato / 51 / 87.30%

Council 4 Year Term, Vote For 4

  1. D / Duane L. King / 71 / 31.56%
  2. D /Harry I. Gray, Jr. / 53 / 23.56%
  3. D/ Betty J. Keffer/ 51 / 22.67%
  4. D / Thomas E. Sankovich / 43 / 19.11%

Tax Collector 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / David L. Brady, Jr. / 55 / 61.11%
  2. D / Jeff Walters / 34 / 37.78%
  3. Lisa Washabaugh / 1 / 1.11%

Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Ruth Ann Thomas / 73 / 97.33%
  2. Steven Barry Demko Jr. / 1 / 1.33%
  3. Dwayne King  / 1 / 1.33%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / Angela D. Kusko / 68/ 89.47%
  2. Steven Barry Demko Jr. / 7 / 9.21%
  3. Dwayne King  / 1 / 1.32%

Voter Turnout – Borough of Vanderbilt

Ballots Cast: 93
Registered Voters: 275
Voter Turnout – 33.82%

 

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Upper Tyrone Township

Supervisor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Peter A. Fratto / 174 / 67.16%
  2. R / William A. Edwards / 85 / 32.82%

Tax Collector 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Laurie Hanchar / 232 / 99.15%
  2. Robert Lewandowski / 1 / 0.43%

Auditor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Don Kiefer / 4 / 57.15%
  2. Richard Firestone / 1 / 12.50%

Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Jackie L. Beranek / 162 / 98.18%
  2. David Tullio / 1 / 0.61%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Tammy Marchewka / 5 / 33.34%

Voter Turnout – Township of Upper Tyrone

Ballots Cast – 262
Registered Voters – 991
Voter Turnout – 26.44%

 

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Uniontown City

Council 4 Year Term, Vote For 2

  1. D / Francis Joby Palumbo / 639 / 40.29%
  2. D / Martin Gatti / 626 / 39.47%
  3. Paul Payla / 276 / 17.41%
  4. Jarred Billy / 6 / 0.38%
  5. Ed Fike / 5 / 0.32%
  6. Ron Metros / 5 / 0.32%
  7. Harry Fike /3 / 0.19%

Council 2 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D/Ed Fike / 683 / 71.97%
  2. Paul Payla / 240 / 24.47%
  3. Jared Billy / 5 / 0.53%
  4. Gary Gearing / 2 / 0.21

Voter Turnout in the City of Uniontown

Ballots Cast: 1,183
Registered Voters: 5,947
Voter Turnout – 19.89%

Uniontown 1st Ward:

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1
Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  • No Confirmed Candidates

Voter Turnout – Uniontown 1st Ward

Ballots Cast – 227
Registered Voters – 876
Voter Turnout-  25.91%

Uniontown 2d Ward:

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R/ Arlene M. Jenko / 61 / 100%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Elizabeth Hegyes / 5 / 41.66%
  2. Eric Dolfi / 1 / 8.33%

Voter Turnout – Uniontown 2d Ward

Ballots Cast – 112
Registered Voters – 942
Voter Turnout-  11.89%

Uniontown 3d Ward:uniontown-3

Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

* TIE – 2 Votes Each at 14.29%

  • Leonard Springer
  • Felicia Fike

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. John Podoinski / 7 / 33.33%
  2. Paul Palya / 2 / 9.52%

Voter Turnout – Uniontown 3d Ward

Ballots Cast – 202
Registered Voters – 876
Voter Turnout-  23.06%

Uniontown 4th Ward:

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Mae V. Thomas / 117 / 99.15%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Wendy Price / 119 / 100.00%

Voter Turnout – Uniontown 4th Ward

Ballots Cast – 142
Registered Voters – 821
Voter Turnout-  17.30%

Uniontown 5th Ward:

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Mary Ann Mlinarcik / 7 / 36.84%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / C. Ralph Bliss / 124 / 96.88%

Voter Turnout – Uniontown 5th Ward

Ballots Cast – 215
Registered Voters – 899
Voter Turnout-  23.92%

Uniontown 6th Ward:

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Phil Thewes / 1 / 50.00%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Sherry P. Hall / 69 / 100%

Voter Turnout – Uniontown 6th Ward

Ballots Cast – 108
Registered Voters – 695
Voter Turnout-  15.54%

Uniontown 7th Ward:

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / William A. Zack, Jr. / 134 / 98.53
  2. Gina Gatti / 1 / 0.74%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Kathleen S. Voelker / 133 / 100%

Voter Turnout – Uniontown 7th Ward

Ballots Cast – 177
Registered Voters – 638
Voter Turnout-  21.12%