Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Two newcomers in Region 3 will also vie for one seat in the general election.
Two newcomers and an incumbent won nominations for Quaker Valley School Board in Tuesday's primary election, while two others will vie for one seat in the general election. Quaker Valley alumni Daniela Sauro Helkowski and Jonathan Kuzma won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in Region 1 for Quaker Valley School Director. The two are endorsed by the Concerned Taxpayers of Quaker Valley, a group opposed to the district purchasing homes near the high school for construction purposes. Incumbent Sarah Heres, who ran unopposed, also won nominations from both parties in Region 2. Robb Bunde won the Democratic nomination in Region 3, and will face fellow newcomer Mary Ann Wagner, who won the Republican nomination. Municipal races In …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Scroll down to see the results from the May 21, 2013 primary races. Data is provided by Allegheny County Division of Elections.
QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 1 (Bell Acres, Leet, Leetsdale), 2 seats, 4-year term Democratic QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 1 (Bell Acres, Leet, Leetsdale), 2 seats, 4-year term Republican QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 2 (Sewickley), 4-year term, 1 seat Democratic QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 2 (Sewickley), 4-year term, 1 seat Republican QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 3 (Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights, Sewickley Hills), 4-year term, 1 seat Republican QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT School director, Reg. 3 (Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights, …
Planning to vote today? Sewickley Patch has information to help you cast your vote.
Today is Primary Election Day. Your vote will help determine who advances to the General Election in the fall. Review Patch's 2013 election coverage to get the scoop on candidates running for various seats including races in Sewickley, Leetsdale, Leet Township and the Quaker Valley School Board. Here are some quick things you need to know: Your vote counts, so don’t forget to get out there today. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Allegheny County has compiled important information about Sewickley and other neighboring municipalities.
Do you know what state senatorial district you live in? Who your county council representative is? Or have you ever given thought to the geography of Sewickley and the communities surrounding it? Allegheny County's website has a municipality map that provides vital information for Sewickley—and other municipalities. Just click on the map and a community profile pops up with information such as school district and municipal millage rates, the name of the police chief and fire department information. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sewickley Patch has the rundown on all of the races in the Sewickley Valley. Take a look at the names you'll find on the ballot.
Tuesday, May 21 is Primary Election Day. Below are the candidates for all the municipal races. Take a look at the names you'll find on your ballot. Tax Collector D – Charlotte S. Pierce R – No candidates Commissioner – 4-year term, 3 open seats R – Linda S. Vescio R – Clayton R. Steup R – Edward K. Beaman D- none Mayor R – none D – Ronald Leo Besong Tax Collector R – Gregg Cooper D – none Council - 4-year term, 4 seats R – David W. Renfrew R – Glenn Bohn D – Philip Ewanko Jr. D – Robert A. Powner EDGEWORTH Mayor R- Wayne Murphy D – none Tax Collector R – none D – none Council - 4-year term, four seats R – Joseph T. Hoepp R – Carrie A. Duffield R – Ivan T. Hofmann R – Daniel Wilson D – none Mayor R- none D – none Tax Collector R – …
Also, information on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Fish-for-Free Day on Memorial Day.
The House voted unanimously this week in support of a measure to launch a detailed study of the potential impacts of merging the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. House Resolution 129 calls on the non-partisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to study the financial feasibility, impact, costs and savings that may be realized by combining the agencies. It also calls on the LBFC to explore a range of options with regard to how to structure the state’s wildlife agency to best manage the wildlife and aquatic resources of the Commonwealth. A similar study was conducted 10 years ago, and it showed a merger was feasible and would save money. No legislative action resulted from that study’…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Find out where to vote, how the Voter ID Law affects you and what to do if you're voting for the first time or at a new polling place.
Here are some quick things you need to know about next Tuesday's primary election. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tell us which candidates you're backing in the May 21 primary.
There are four four-year terms up for grabs on Quaker Valley School Board this year. All of the candidates are cross-filed, which means they are running for the nomination of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Incumbent board members Debbie Miller and Kay Wijekumar are not seeking re-election in Region 1, and Danielle Burnette is not seeking re-election in Region 3. With the May 21 primary election on Tuesday, we want to know: Who are you voting for? And why? Sewickley Patch has profiled all of the school board candidates who will appear on the ballot: Region 1 (Bell Acres, Leet, Leetsdale), 2 seats, 4-year term P. Richard Warburton David V. Weicht Daniela Sauro Helkowski Jonathan Kuzma Region 2 (Sewickley), 4-year term, 1 seat …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sarah Heres is the lone candidate for one seat in Region 2, which represents Sewickley.
Sarah Heres is the only incumbent member of the Quaker Valley School Board seeking re-election. A Sewickley resident, Heres has served on the school board for five and a half years and on the Sewickley Public Library board of directors for three years. Heres graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of science in Business Administration. She is currently a "community volunteer" with years of experience as an active volunteer with local non-profits, including Quaker Valley, The Laughlin Center, and The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, as well as chairwoman of the Cancer & Blood Disorder Auxiliary of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. Her past work experience includes professional fund raiser in higher education, college…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Mary Ann Wagner is one of two candidates running for one seat in Region 3, which represents Aleppo, Edgeworth, Glenfield, Haysville, Glen Osborne, Sewickley Heights and Sewickley Hills.
Mary Ann Wagner, 71, of Glen Osborne, previously served for 12 years on the Quaker Valley School Board. She is currently serves on the district's Public Budget Committee, a group of about 25 to 30 local taxpayers. Wagner, who is retired, is a former sales representative for L'Oreal Paris and U.S. Steel. She was also a credit analyst for U.S. Steel. Her interests include antiques and she is a volunteer at Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures held each year at Heinz History Center. She also enjoys playing Bridge. Here is Wagner's statement announcing the reasons for her candidacy: "My goal as a school director is to be involved in the district's finances. My 12 years experience as a School Director (vice president of the school board) is …