Collar counties get full slate of races in 2019 municipal primary

Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 6:02 pm

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Suburban voters are going to have plenty of decisions to make this upcoming Election Day.

Start with the race for the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. Democratic incumbents Ken Lawrence and Val Arkoosh will look to fend off a primary challenge from Ray Sosa, a 53-year-old management consultant from Wyncote.

Arkoosh has been on the board since 2015. Lawrence was appointed in 2017 to replace Josh Shapiro after Shapiro became the Pennsylvania Attorney General.

On the Republican side, five candidates will be seeking one of the two spot on the fall ballot, including incumbent commissioner Joe Gale who is joined on the ballot by his brother Sean Gale.

Also seeking a fall spot is Whitpain Supervisor Fred Connor, businessman Dean Eisenberger, and Upper Pottsgrove commissioner France Krazalkovich.

Looking at Chester County’s Board of Commissioners, four Democrats are vying for two spots on the ballot in November’s general election.

In Delaware County, eleven candidates are seeking the nomination for four seats on the Court of Common Pleas.

Bucks County will also see a bulky ballot as ten candidates are vying for just three Court of Common Pleas seats.

In Montgomery County, six candidates are seeking three common pleas court seats.

Voters in a handful of currently “dry” municipalities in Chester and Delaware counties will be asked to okay liquor sales.

Voters in a handful of currently “dry” municipalities in Chester and Delaware counties will be asked to okay liquor sales. Those are Chester County’s Franklin and West Marlborough Townships, and Delaware County’s Aldan and Lansdowne boroughs and Marple Township.

Finally, Hatboro voters will decide if there should be a dedicated tax to fund the library.