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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.

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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.

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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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Bullskin Township

Supervisor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R / Chris R. Ohler / 853 / 63.94%
  2. D / Scott Keefer / 472/  35.38%
  3. */Carl Butler / 3 / 0.22%

Tax Collector 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Leslie Wiltrout / 1,144 / 97.78%
  2. Louis E. Bell / 10 / 0.85%
  3. Lisa Argiro / 9 / 0.77%

Auditor 6 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D / Christopher J. Lacey / 807 / 96.90%

Voter Turnout Township Wide

Ballots Cast: 1,360
Registered : 4,484
Voter Turnout: 30.33%

District #1

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Edwin Zylka – 3 / 12.00%
  2. Carol Swink – 2 / 8.00%
  3. Scott Keefer – 2 / 8.00%
  4. Mark Bell/1/ 4%
  5. Scott Bennington /1/ 4%
  6. Claire Brocker /1/ 4%
  7. PJ CARTE / /1/ 4%
  8. Amy Hann /1/ 4%
  9. James R. Higgins /1/ 4%
  10. Christopher Lee /1/ 4%
  11. Beverly Quinn /1/ 4%
  12. Mary Smith /1/ 4%
  13. Treanna Smith /1/ 4%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Edwin Zylka / 4 / 17.39%
  2. Jody Oswald / 2 / 8.70%
  3. Treanna Smith / 2 / 8.70%
  4. Chris R. Ohler / 1 / 4.35%
  5. Mark Bell / 1 / 4.35%
  6. Claire Brougher  / 1 / 4.35%
  7. Beverly Brown  / 1 / 4.35%
  8. Amy Hann  / 1 / 4.35%
  9. James R. Huggins  / 1 / 4.35%
  10. Christine Lee  / 1 / 4.35%

Voter Turnout – District #1

Ballots Cast – 787
Registered Voters – 2,623
Voter Turnout – First District – 30.0%

District #2

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Linda Lewandoski / 14 / 53.65%

Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. Joyce Guthrie / 2 / 18.18%

Voter Turnout – District 2

Ballots Cast: 304
Registered Voters: 950
Voter Turnout – 32%

District #3

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Judge of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. D/Julie E. Weeks / 202 / 99.02%
  2. Terry Cavicchio / 1/ 0.49%

District 3 Inspector of Election 4 Year Term, Vote For 1

  1. R/Mark Allen Fiano / 158 / 60.54%
  2. D/Laurie B. McGinnis / 103 / 39.46%

Voter Turnout – District 3

Ballots Cast – 269
Registered Voters – 911
Voter Turnout – 29.53%

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Judge of the Superior Court

Vote for Four

  1.   Maria McLaughlin – Votes: 1,068,972
  2. Deborah Anne Kunselman – Votes: 1,032,822
  3. Carolyn H. Nichols – Votes: 969,578
  4. Mary P. Murray –  Votes: 911,375
  5. Geoffrey Moulton –    Votes: 884,258
  6. Emil Giordiono –  Votes: 878,714
  7. Wade Allen Kagerise – Votes: 828,828

Judge of the Superior Court (Retention)

Jacqueline Shogan – Votes: Yes: 1,064,020 No: 471,209

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Stewart Township

Pamela Kessler will attain a seat as a township  supervisor running uncontested, Renee Shaefer will retain her seat as tax collector for the township. Stephanie Plume will retain her spot a an auditor for a six year term.

A Write in contest will decide the fate of Judge of Election and Inspector of Election in Stewart Township.

 

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Springhill Township

Paul M. Medved will become a township supervisor for the next six years/

Tonya Cottrell will retain her seat as the Springhill Townsip Tax Collector

Shawn Scott Hellen will become the township’s six year auditor.

Write-In contests will decide the fate of the two-year Auditor as well as Judge and Inspector of Elections in District 1.

For District 2. Janice Woods will be the Judge of Election, while the Inspector of Election will be decided via a write-in campaign.

 

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Springfield Township

Up in Springfield Township, Bill Striner will attain a seat to the Supervisors Board for six more years.

Virginia M. Bowser will continue to serve the township as tax collector for the next six years.

Jereme Bryner will serve as Auditor for the next six years.

In District 1, Cheryl L. Schurg will serve as Judge of Elections and Mary F. Craig will be Inspector of Elections, defeating Anna M. Johnson by 12 Votes as of now.

Robin Burkholder will be Judge of Election in District and it looks like Carol A. Burkholder will be Inspector in District 2, defeating Stacey R. Hoover by just six votes.