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Tuesday’s Ballots Feature Mostly Local Races

November 5, 2013

Voters go to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 5) in the 2013 municipal elections in Pennsylvania.

Locally, most contested races are on the township and borough levels.

There is a race for District Attorney in Venango County, although the Democratic candidate has little been heard from since the May primaries.  James Carbone, a former assistant D.A., ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket in May, and faces Shawn White, who gathered 57 percent of the primary vote in a Republican race which featured three candidates.

Numerous seats on borough councils, township supervisors boards and local school boards will be determined Tuesday.  Some of the Venango County races include elections for two Oil City Council positions with three candidates involved, three at-large seats on Franklin City Council with four candidates running, mayor of Sugarcreek Borough, four Franklin school board posts, and the position of Cherrytree Township tax collector.

There is only one contested statewide race, and some state court judges are up for retention votes.  In the contested race, Republican Vic Stabile faces Democrat Jack McVay for a seat on the 15-member state Superior Court.  That panel hears appeals from cases tried on the county level.

Stabile was once a state Deputy Attorney General, and now works with a Harrisburg law firm.  McVay is a judge in Allegheny County.

The polls will be open at 7:00 AM, and will close at 8:00 PM.  Election returns coverage on 96.3 KQW will begin at approximately 9:00 PM.

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