Qualifying Deadline Looms for Erie County Candidates

Category:  News & Politics
Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 2:18 PM
Qualifying Deadline Looms for Erie County Candidates by Cory Vaillancourt

Thinking about running for office? Tuesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. is the deadline for prospective major party candidates to file the required paperwork with the Erie County Department of Voter Registration, located in Room 105 of the Erie County Courthouse at 140 West 6th Street in Erie. Not every office is up for re-election during each election cycle; one-third to one-half of all seats in any city, county, township and boro offices are up for election every two years.

Check in with us after the deadline has passed to find out which of the following incumbents will have challengers  - Erie City and Erie County offices will be voted upon in both the May 17 Municipal Primary Election and the November 8 General Election:

Erie County Council

1st District – (D) Phil Fatica

2nd District – (D) Fiore Leone

3rd District – (D) Ronald “Whitey” Cleaver

4th District – (R) Carol J. Loll


Erie County Controller

(R) Sue Weber


Erie County Coroner

(R) Lyell Cook


Erie County District Attorney

(R) John H. Daneri


Court of Common Pleas – 6th Judicial Circuit

(D) John J. Trucilla


Erie City Treasurer

(D) Susan E. DiVecchio


Erie City Council

(D) Jessica Horan-Kunco

(D) Patrick S. Cappabianca

(D) Mark Aleks Aleksandrowicz


District Judge

(D) Joseph R. LeFaiver

(D) Dominick D. Dipaolo


Erie School Directors

(D) Richard Szychowski

(D) Jeanine McCreary

(D) John C. Harkins

(D) Bob Casillo

(D) Gary Horton


Several Magisterial District races are also up for election this year, as well as dozens of other municipal offices; visit www.ErieCountyGov.org for more information. These municipal races will take place in the following jurisdictions:




School Districts

Corry Area, Fairview , Fort LeBoeuf , General McLane, Girard , Harbor Creek, Iroquois, Millcreek, North , East, Northwestern, Union City Area, Wattsburg Area



Albion , Cranesville , Edin , Elgin , Girard , Lake City , McKean , Mill Villiage , North East , Platea , Union City, Waterford , Wattsburg , Wesleyville


Amity , Concord , Conneaut , Elk Creek , Fairview , Franklin , Girard , Greene , Greenfield , Harborcreek , Lawrence Park , LeBoeuf , McKean , Millcreek , North East , Springfield , Summit , Union , Venango , Washington , Waterford , and Wayne.

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