Clearfield County, PA – The votes are now completely tallied for Clearfield County, and Democrat candidate David Glass will fill the third Clearfield County Commissioner seat.
Voting machines in one precinct in the Coalport area were shut down incorrectly Tuesday night, so the 96 ballots in those machines had to be counted before the results could be announced.
Glass came ahead of Lisa Kovalick, the other Democrat candidate, by just 50 votes.
Republicans John Sobel and Tony Scotto were re-elected as Clearfield County Commissioners. Both had a heavy lead in front of Glass. Sobel was elected in 2008, and Scotto has held his position since 2016.
Glass says he’s excited to work alongside the other commissioners and is looking forward to serving the community.
Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk Counties, PA – As counties throughout Pennsylvania tallied votes for the municipal election last night, Clearfield County had a particularly interesting night.
In the Clearfield County Commissioners race, both John Sobel and Tony Scotto, the Republicans who are currently serving as commissioners, were both re-elected.
The third commissioner spot goes to David Glass. Voting machines in one precinct in the Coalport area were shut down incorrectly, so the 96 ballots in those machines had to be counted on Wednesday. David Glass won the third spot of Clearfield County Commissioner. He says he looks forward to working with Sobel and Scotto to help make Clearfield County a better place.
Clearfield County District Attorney was another hot race this year. Republican challenger Ryan Sayers won the vote, 54 percent to Democrat incumbent William Shaw Jr.’s 45 percent. Shaw has been the DA since 2004. Sayers says he wants to work with Shaw over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition.
Pennsylvania – Check here for the full local results for Pennsylvania’s primary municipal elections.
This is a municipal election, meaning the majority of positions on the ballot were more local seats, such as county commissioners, district attorney, school board, mayor, and borough council members.
NOTE FOR SCHOOL BOARD/BOROUGH COUNCIL/SUPERVISOR/ETC SEATS – Click the links below to check for your specific results.
All results are pending official and final tabulation. No absentee or write-in ballots have been calculated yet.
BOLDED NAMES INDICATE CANDIDATE WHO HAVE WON OR ARE IN THE LEAD
Statewide on the ballot
Judge of the Superior Court
Democrats: Amanda Green Hawkins from Allegheny County and Daniel McCaffery from Philadelphia County
Republicans: Megan McCarthy King from Chester County and Christylee Peck from Cumberland County
County Commissioners for Clearfield County
Democrats: Lisa Kovalick of Girard Township and David Glass from DuBois
Republicans: Both Tony Scotto from DuBois and John Sobel from Lawrence Township were running for re-election
District Attorney for Clearfield County
Democrats: William Shaw Jr. from Pine Township, the current DA, was running for reelection
Republicans: Ryan Sayers from Clearfield
County Treasurer for Clearfield County
Democrat Carol Fox from Burnside Township ran unopposed.
Register and recorder for Clearfield County
Republican Maureen Inlow from Lawrence Township sought reelection and ran unopposed.
Democrat Olivia Cutler
Republican Kim Shaffer Snyder
County Commissioners for Jefferson County
Democrats: Kelly Harriger from Brookville and Jeffery Pisarcik from Sykesville. Pisarcik is running for re-election.
Republicans: Both John “Jack” Matson from Brookville and Herbert Bullers Jr. from Brookville ran for re-election.
County Auditor for Jefferson County
Democrats: B. Jean Shaw from Punxsutawney ran unopposed.
Republicans: Edward McGinnis Jr. from Punxsutawney and Douglas Kougher from Reynoldsville
Register and recorder for Jefferson County
Democrats: None are listed on the Democratic ballot.
Republicans: Brianna Bullers from Brookville
Sheriff for Jefferson County
Democrats: Paul Pape from Punxsutawney
Republicans: Carl Gotwald Sr. from Punxsutawney
County Commissioners for Elk County
Democrats: Matthew Quesenberry Sr. from St. Marys (running for re-election) and Raymond Krise Jr. from Fox Township
Republicans: Joe Daghir from St. Marys and M. Fritz Lecker from St. Marys
County Auditor for Elk County
Democrats: Kathy Morton McMahon from Ridgway ran unopposed.
Republicans: Jean Zore from St. Marys and Sandra Caltagarone from St. Marys
Register and recorder for Elk County
Democrats: Ron Beimel from Fox Township ran unopposed.
Republicans: Lee Neureiter from Fox Township
County treasurer for Elk County
Democrats: Peggy Brown Schneider from Ridgway ran unopposed.
Republicans: Matthew Frey from St. Marys ran unopposed.
Sheriff for Elk County
Democrats: No candidates are listed.
Republicans: Todd Caltagarone from St. Marys is ran unopposed.
Judge of the Superior Court is a 10-year term. They review most of the civil and criminal cases that are appealed from the courts of common pleas in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
County commissioner is a 4-year term. They help enact and administer local ordinances. They hire county employees, approve budgets, oversee planning and zoning, and are in charge of local county spending on things like law enforcement, road maintenance, recreation and parks services, and deciding the property tax rates for the county.
District attorney is a 4-year term. They work alongside law enforcement to investigate and prosecute alleged crimes, file criminal charges, and bring evidence before a Grand Jury.
Register and recorder preserves records and resolutions for property, deeds, mortgages, and any record of property ownership. They also maintain record pertaining to estates, inheritance taxes, and wills. It is a 4-year term.
Treasurers send tax bills, collect overdue payment, and disperse money to the appropriate agencies. It is a 4-year term.
County auditors are responsible for the financial books and records of county offices. They enforce the county’s finance laws, advise the commissioners on the area’s financial status, and enforces the budget.
The sheriff works alongside local police to enforce law at a county level, patrol for crime, and issues warrants and foreclosures.
Offices we are not listing individually: township supervisors, borough council, and school board members. These candidates will be on your ballot based on where you live within your county and whether you are a Democrat or Republican.