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Candidates For Next Years Local Elections Continue To Materialize

September 13th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Still more than five months remain to file to run as a candidate in next year’s elections- and while some of the local races are starting to materialize, others look completely wide open at this time. The latest twist has a possible democratic candidate for the House 1B seat currently held by republican Jason Buckel. Penny Walker, with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau in Cumberland has confirmed to WCBC News her interest in running for the seat. Meanwhile, retired state planner and local historian Al Feldstien, who had flirted with the idea of a run for 1B in the primary- now is concentrating on the vacant Judge of Orphans Court seat and has sent his application to the governor’s appointments office. Although incumbent 1C delegate Mike McKay has not yet filed, he has announced his intentions to do so. There are already two republicans on file for 1C to challenge McKay in Nicole Alt Myers and Jordan Lysczek. On the county level, although Bill Valentine is the only incumbent to file, commissioners Jake Shade and Creade Brodie jr have already signaled their intentions to seek new terms. City Councilman Dave Caporale has filed to run as a republican while Michael Leptic will run for commissioner as a Green Party candidate. Chamber of Commerce President Stu Czapski has also indicated he’ll seek the office. Not nearly as much interest thus far in the school board race where two of the three incumbents up for re-election- Laurie Marchini and Sara Beth Bittinger- have already announced they won’t run again. Just one school board candidate on file to date- political newcomer Wesley Mason- a frequent attendee at school board meetings. Deadline to file is February 27th with the primary set for June 26th

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