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Which Erie County townships will have races for supervisor nominations on May 16?

By Valerie Myers, Erie Times-News,


This story was updated March 22 at 3:45 p.m. to include that Lou Aliota is no longer a candidate for the Republican nomination for Millcreek Township supervisor.

Here's a list of candidates who have filed petitions to run for supervisor in each of Erie County's 22 townships in the May 16 Municipal Primary.

Millcreek and Summit townships

Two candidates filed petitions to run for the Republican nomination for Millcreek Township supervisor.

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Incumbent Jim Bock is completing his first six-year term as supervisor and previously was a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

Lou Aliota filed a petition for the Republican nomination but has since withdrawn from the race, according to the Erie County elections and voting office. A pharmacist consultant and former Millcreek Township school director, Aliota is seeking a Republican nomination for Millcreek Township school director and for Erie County Council District 1.

Samuel Comfort, an educational administrator, is the only candidate for the Democratic nomination for Millcreek supervisor.

In Summit Township, incumbent Tony Davis and Mark Sleppy are seeking the Republican nomination for supervisor.

Davis is the township's director of parks and recreation and maintenance.

Sleppy lists his occupation as FTA Erie/shipping clerk.

No Democrats are running.

More townships with contested races for nomination

There are two candidates for the Democratic nomination for Lawrence Park Township commissioner.

The contenders are incumbent Joseph Golden and Sarah Trojak, an entrepreneur.

No Republicans are running.

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Two Republicans are running for Franklin Township supervisor, incumbent James Sachar and Ernest Robinson, the township's assistant roadmaster. No Democrats have filed to run.

In Greene Township, incumbent John Bartnicki and Shawn Matson, a bakery manager, are seeking the Democratic nomination for supervisor. Krista Arnold, a code enforcement officer, is the only Republican candidate.

The only other contested race will be in McKean Township, between Republicans Brian Cooper, an incumbent, and Crystal Arlington, who lists her profession as president and CEO. No Democrats are running.

In Fairview and Harborcreek, longtime incumbents are unopposed

Republican Dean Pepicello is unopposed for his party's nomination for Harborcreek Township supervisor. Pepicello is seeking his fourth six-year term.

In Fairview Township, Republican Pete Kraus is also unopposed for nomination. Kraus has been a Fairview supervisor since 1994.

No Democrats filed to run for supervisor in either township.

Here's who's running in other townships

Amity Township

  • Republican: Anne Majewski, accountant and administrative assistant.

Concord Township

  • Republican: Don Vance, incumbent.

Conneaut Township

  • Republican: Patrick Tercho, incumbent.

Elk Creek Township

  • Democrat: James Duda, self-employed excavator;
  • Republican: Michael Orr, retired.

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Girard Township

  • Republican: Peter Dion, retired.

Greenfield Township

  • Democrat: Salvatore Fedele Jr., incumbent.

LeBoeuf Township

  • Republican: William Phillips, roadmaster.

North East Township

  • Republican: August "Gus" Neff, incumbent.

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Springfield Township

  • Republican: Eric Taylor, retired.

Union Township

  • Republican: Dennis Triscuit, incumbent.

Venango Township

  • Republican: David Austin, incumbent, and Jeff Nelson, retired.

Washington Township

  • Democrat: Mary Jo Campbell, incumbent;
  • Republican: Stephen Renick, incumbent.

Waterford Township

  • Democratic: Kimberly Risjan, an office manager.

Wayne Township

  • Democratic: Jon Maker, self-employed.

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