You have to get 200 signatures to run in the primary for State representative in Luzerne County. Two candidates are having their petitions challenged in the 117th District.
James E. May IV of Wyoming County and Timothy J. Carroll from the lake.
I started writing that last night but it turns out there are other issues. The TL has the details:
Republicans Tim Carroll and James May failed to disclose pertinent information on their financial disclosure statements, according to the challenges. The May and Carroll campaigns dispute the allegations, saying rival Edmund Sichler is behind the challenges. Court hearings are scheduled for Monday in Harrisburg.
The dispute seems to be over some financial disclosure form that I'm not familiar with. Apparently if you made a couple of hundred bucks from some government entity you have write it down. It seems nitpicky.
The other Republican candidates in the race are:
Eugene Stavitzski, a territory manager for Fleet Pride in Scranton and Hunlock Township resident
Northwest Area School Board member Randy Tomasacci of Huntington Township
Michael McCormick, a borough councilman from Benton, Columbia County
Ross Township Supervisor Stanford Davis
Karen Boback, a Tunkhannock Area School District teacher from Harveys Lake.
This field is so crowded that I can't keep up with it. My guess is if you can 25% of the primary vote you will win the nomination. The good news is it won't be over in May. There is one Democrat running for this seat, Fred Nichols, jr.
2 hours ago