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PRIMARY ELECTION CANTON TOWNSHIP (02/06/86)

decided: February 6, 1986.

IN RE: PRIMARY ELECTION CANTON TOWNSHIP, SUPERVISOR, DONALD R. WHITE; AUDITOR, DONNA J. SARNICKE; CONSTABLE, FRANK N. PETRONKA; DISTRICT JUSTICE, MARJORIE LEE TEAGARDEN; SCHOOL DIRECTOR, JOHN B. STAVOVY, JR., DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. C. E. KUROWSKI, APPELLANT


Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County in case of In Re: Primary Election Canton Township, Supervisor, Donald R. White; Auditor, Donna J. Sarnicke; Constable, Frank N. Petronka; District Justice, Marjorie Lee Teagarden; School Director, John B. Stavovy, Jr., Democratic Nomination, No. 71 June Term, 1985 A.D.

COUNSEL

C. E. Kurowski, with him, Steven R. Wolf, for appellant.

Patrick C. Derrico, with him, J. Lynn DeHaven and Melvin B. Bassi, for appellee.

Judges Craig and Barry, and Senior Judge Barbieri, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Barry.

Author: Barry

[ 95 Pa. Commw. Page 33]

Several electors from Canton Township (appellants) have brought this appeal from an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County dismissing their petition contesting the municipal primary election held in Canton Township on May 21, 1985, for the offices of supervisor, auditor, constable, district justice and school director.

The trial court made the following factual findings:

1. At the Municipal Primary Election on May 21, 1985, the following township offices and a substantial portion of Magisterial District 27-3-09 and the democratic candidates therefore, together with the actual votes received, were as follows:

[ 95 Pa. Commw. Page 34]

(a) Supervisor (6 years)

Donald R. White -- (533)

William H. Warrick -- (752)

William D. Bonus -- (434)

(b) Auditor

Donna J. Sarnicke -- (859)

Malcolm V. Hay -- ...


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