2015-10-24 / Community Life

DA, commissioners to be elected

Some of the most prominent political offices in Cameron County will be filled in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, municipal election. There are a handful of disputed races along with many uncontested offices across the county. Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.

Countywide, voters will choose between incumbent Paul Malizia and newcomer Jeanne Miglicio for a four-year term as district attorney. Malizia is both the Democratic and Independent candidate, while Miglicio appears as the Republican nominee.

Four candidates are running to serve on the three-member Board of County Commissioners for 2016-19. Incumbent Democrats Phil Jones and Jim Thomas face challenges from Republicans Bill Bogart and Lori Reed. Voters may cast ballots for up to two candidates.

Running unopposed for re-election are Treasurer Stacy Stuart Brown (R), Coroner Ted Walters (D) and Auditors Kim Whiting, Donald Hoy (R) and Brett Grimm (D).

Only two candidates are running to fill four at-large seats on the Cameron County School Board. Christine Umble and Daryl Richardson, both Republicans, are unopposed.

Six candidates are vying for four spots on Emporium Borough Council. Nominees are Republicans Ben Newton, Robert Hostler and Mike Ryan; and Democrats Randy Frey, Pat Garrigan and Dave Hallowell.

Voters will choose between Republican Michelle Brown and Democrat Vicky Songer for a four-year term as Emporium Borough tax collector.

Shippen Township also has a tax collector race between Jack McAulay (D) and Pete Fragale (R).

In Driftwood Borough, Democrat Kathy Fabin is running unopposed for tax collector and Republican Randy Bailey is unchallenged for a position on borough council.

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