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October 30, 2011

VOTERS GUIDE 2011

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About this guide


The material in this guide was compiled by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund and the League of Women Voters of Lancaster County. It was produced as a joint effort of the League and Lancaster Newspapers Inc. This material may not be altered or reprinted without the permission of the League. Each candidates reply has been printed as submitted, except to use standard abbreviations and by editing for length when a candidates reply exceeded the word limit. The candidates listed are those whose names appear on the ballot as of Sept. 23. Additional information about judicial candidates and voter information, including Polling Place Lookup, can be found by going to www.smartvoter.org and typing in your address and zip code.

LANCASTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


(Vote for two) Term: 4 years Salary: $91,174, and $92,174 for chairman. The three county commissioners serve as the managers and administrators of county government. They award contracts; determine the rate of salary increases for county officials; prepare the annual county budget; and appoint residents to boards, commissions, and authorities. They oversee such varied county programs and facilities as social services, public safety, public defenders, elections, agricultural preservation, the county planning commission and the county prison and youth intervention center. Assisting the commissioners are officials who fill the row offices, such as the clerk of courts, coroner, district attorney, prothonotary, register of wills, sheriff and treasurer. Each party nominates two candidates for commissioner. Because there are only two candidates from each party running, the primary is uncontested. In the fall general election, the top three vote-getters will win seats on the board of commissioners. Question: What do you think should be done about the Lancaster County Prison and why?

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League purpose and policy


The purpose of the League of Women Voters is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League is nonpartisan. It does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Nothing in this guide should be construed as an endorsement of any candidate by the League of Women Voters. To learn more about the Lancaster chapter, contact President Susan Leinberger at 393-8323 or sswl@comcast.net.

Craig Lehman Home: Lancaster Age: 48 Occupation: Government official Education: Graduate, Donegal High School, 1981; B.S. in public administration, Shippensburg University, 1989; M.S. in policy analysis, Penn State University, 1991. Qualifications: County commissioner, 2008-present; Lancaster County Conservation District board, 2008-present; EDC Finance Board, 2008-present; Lancaster city controller, 2006-2007; budget analyst, 19922007); Lancaster City Council, 1998-2002; U.S. Navy, 1981-1985. Reply: The existing jail is functionally obsolete and will only cost more over time. The fiscally responsible choice is for the county to operate one modern replacement facility. I support the proposed private finance model to pay for this new construction and partnering with the private sector to redevelop the existing property and make it taxable. I have serious concerns about privately operated jails because the profit motive has the potential to adversely impact public safety. Website: www.craiglehman.com

Jonathan Paul Fox

Voters guide in Spanish


A Spanish-language edition of this Voters Guide will be distributed Wednesday in La Voz Hispana, a free monthly publication of Lancaster Newspapers Inc. La Voz is distributed on news racks in more than 79 local stores, restaurants and other outlets, including the Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St.; Giant Food Stores, 235 N. Reservoir St.; Lancaster Recreation Commission, 525 Fairview Ave.; Spanish American Civic Association, 545 Pershing Ave.; and Lancaster Newspapers, Inc., 8 W. King St.

Online guide
The Voters Guide and other useful information for voters can be found on the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania home page: www.palwv.org. The guide also is available at lancaster online.com.

Absentee ballots
Registered voters who are ill, are disabled or will be absent from the municipality on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot. Completed applications for civilian absentee ballots must be received by the Lancaster County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Completed civilian absentee ballots must be received back at the Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. If an emergency arises (unexpected illness or business trip) after the Tuesday application deadline, call the Lancaster County Board of Elections at 299-8293 for information on emergency absentee voting. Proof of emergency may be required. An emergency application and ballot can be obtained and voted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4.

ID required for new voters


If you are a new voter or if you are voting at a polling place for the first time, you must bring your voter identification card or a photo ID such as a drivers license, student ID or some other form of federal or state government issued ID. Some forms of non-photo ID also are acceptable, such as a firearm permit, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check. If you do not have any acceptable ID, then you must be allowed to vote by provisional ballot.

INDEX
ABOUT THIS GUIDE BALLOT QUESTION: PEQUEA TWP. CONTESTED TOWNSHIP RACES CONTESTED SCHOOL BOARD RACES CONTESTED BOROUGH RACES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 2 5 7 7 7 2,3 3 COUNTY ROW OFFICES LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGES PA. SUPERIOR COURT PA. COMMONWEALTH COURT POLL CHANGES VOTERS I.D. 3 4,5 7 6 6 5 2

Home: Willow Street Age: 55 Occupation: Semi-retired; endorsed county commissioner candidate, Lancaster County Democratic Party; founding member, Lancaster County Coalition for Religious & Social Justice; executive committee, Mental Health America of Lancaster County; liaison-in-exile, Lancaster Countys CommUnityTEAM; board treasurer, Keystone Progress. Education: Certified as professional police, fire and civil rights investigator. Qualifications: Worked for 10 years in Lancaster County government, much of that time partnering with many and varied county departments and agencies. Supervised and directed police detectives during decade-long tenure as sergeant with Boston Housing Authority Police. Reply: The Prison Board must take the actions necessary to transfer all aspects of the existing prisons operation into one centrally located, modern multipurpose correctional center. This will allow innovative prison programs and services to operate much less expensively than if operating two facilities. Once this is realized, the everincreasing amount of funds will no longer be spent repairing the existing obsolete building and/ or in settling lawsuits from the current prisons dangerous and overcrowded conditions Website: http://m.facebook.com/ Fo x A n d Fr i e n d s Fo r L a n c a s t e r County?_rdr

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LANCASTER COUNTY ROW OFFICES


The race for Lancaster County Sheriff features the only contested primary among the countywide row offices. Republican Mark S. Reese is running against Democrat David I. Kaiser. Reese, a former chief deputy sheriff, has served as the acting sheriff since former Sheriff Terry Bergmans retirement in December. Kaiser worked as a Philadelphia police officer and served as supervisor of Montgomery Countys Section 8 housing program, in which he oversaw the units housing inspectors. All candidates for other county row offices are unopposed Republicans:

LANCASTER COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS


(Vote for one) Term: 10 years Salary: $164,602 According to the Pennsylvania Manual, Courts of Common Pleas are Pennsylvanias courts of general trial jurisdiction. Common Pleas Courts have original jurisdiction over all cases not exclusively assigned to another court, and appellate jurisdiction over judgments from the special courts. They also hear appeals from certain state and most local government agencies. The state pays the judges salaries; the county pays for facilities. In Lancaster County, there are 15 judges who preside over civil, criminal, family and juvenile cases. Only one seat is open. The lone candidate on the ballot is Leonard G. Brown III, a Republican who has cross-filed and will appear on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. In late April, county Democrats began a write-in campaign to nominate attorney Samuel M. Mecum for judge, but his name does not appear on the ballot.

REPUBLICAN (Cross-filed)

Scott Martin Home: Lancaster Age: 39 Occupation: County commissioner Education: Millersville University, Lancaster Catholic High School, St. Anne Elementary. Qualifications: Chair, Pa. Republican County Commissioners Caucus; chair, County Commissioners Association of Pa. Criminal Justice System Best Practices Committee; PCCD Criminal Justice Advisory Commission; CCAP Assessment & Taxation Committee; NA Co Justice & Public Safety Committee; Gov. Tom Corbett Transition Team; chair, Lancaster County Transportation Coordinating Committee. Reply: We have no shortage of hard cells for those that need them. I do not favor building a new prison at this time. Favor transition facility for mid- to low-level offenders in partnership with the Pa. Department of Corrections to focus on job skills/placement and increased collection of fines/costs/restitution. We lack beds to deal with severe mental health issues. Private-sector solutions are being developed for us to utilize with this population. Website: w w w. Fa ce b o o k . co m / S co t t MartinGOP or on Twitter.com/ scottfmartin

Dennis Stuckey

Home: Lititz Age: 63 Occupation: Lancaster Coun- Clerk of courts ty commissioner Josh Parsons R Education: B.S. in business administration, Penn State Uni- Coroner versity. Stephen G. Diamantoni R Qualifications: Public service, including 10 years on the Lititz Borough Council, six years as District attorney Craig W. Stedman R county controller and three-plus years as a current county comProthonotary missioner. Reply: Over the past several Question: In recent years, Katherine Wood-Jacobs R years, reforms at the prison have Lancaster County has crebeen instituted including ethics Register of wills ated Adult Drug Court, Job training, administrative reorgaCourt and Mental Health Mary Ann Gerber R nization, a new deputy warden, Court. Are there other specooperation with outside groups cialty courts you believe are and increased transparency. Treasurer needed here? Craig A. Ebersole R These reforms should continue. A decision to build a new prison or stay at the current location must be made in the coming years. The courts and the Re-entry Management Organization have assisted in reducing recidiJudicial retention is a system of retaining judges for additional vism and overcrowding. All efterms after they have been elected. forts must continue. Names of previously elected incumbent candidates for justice Website: Not given or judge in Pennsylvania appear uncontested on the ballot. Voters answer yes or no to the question of whether each judge should be retained. Each is seeking an additional term of 10 years. n Seeking retention as a Justice of the Supreme Court is J. Michael Eakin of Mechanicsburg. n Seeking retention as Judge of the Superior Court are Mary Jane Bowes of Pittsburgh and John T. Bender of Pittsburgh. n Seeking retention as Judge of Commonwealth Court are Robert E. Simpson Jr. of Nazareth, Renee Cohn Jubelirer of State College and Mary Hannah Leavitt of Harrisburg. n Seeking retention as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County is Jay J. Hoberg of Lancaster.

Leonard G. Brown III

JUDICIAL RETENTION

Unopposed Home: Quarryville Age: 42 Occupation: Attorney and shareholder, law firm of Clymer, Musser, Brown & Conrad, P.C.; lieutenant colonel, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, U.S. Army Reserves. Education: United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., B.S. in economics; Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, N.C., juris doctorate; U.S. Army Command and Generals Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Qualifications: Law clerk for federal trial court judge and State Superior Court judge. Have litigated cases in all levels of the Pennsylvania courts and in more than 13 courts across the country. Reply: The specialty courts in Lancaster County serve an important function to divert nonviolent offenders into programs addressing various factors contributing to the need for court intervention in the lives of the people before the court. As our veteran population grows, we should explore the viability of a Veterans Court in Lancaster County. Website: www.lancasterrepublicans. com

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LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL


(Vote for three) Term: 4 years Salary: $8,000 for council members; $8,500 for council president The seven-member council is the citys legislative body. In addition to passing ordinances, council must approve the mayors appointment of department heads and the city budget. Council also has the authority to investigate the conduct of any city department or agency. Question: The city faces continuing budget difficulties from a stagnant tax base and less money coming from the federal and state governments. With the increasing cost of the citys unionized work force, do you anticipate significant layoffs among police officers and firefighters? If not, what would you do to avoid layoffs?

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Gary R. Odom Home: Lancaster Age: 59 Occupation: National field director, Constitution Party Education: B.A., political science, Whittier College; J.D., Southwestern University School of Law. Qualifications: A lifetime of local, state and national political activity have made me quite familiar with the political process. In reality, however, the only important qualifications are that a person be of the required age, be a resident of the city, truly care about the quality of life in Lancaster and be committed to serving to ensure that it remains a place of opportunity where individuals and families can follow their dreams in a safe, healthy and wholesome environment. I fulfill these qualifications. Reply: I dont advocate any specific actions. I advocate following basic economic principles which, if not followed always lead to financial calamity. Fiscal responsibility controlling spending; keeping taxes low; encouraging private development (without abuse of eminent domain); and working to attract industry and business to the area to create employment opportunities should be priorities. I also advocate creative ideas for bringing positive cultural activity to the city center which always spurs the economy SO LONG AS SUCH PROJECTS AND EVENTS ARE NOT PUT ON THE BACK OF TAXPAYERS. Website: None given

Barbara Wilson Home: Lancaster Age: 51 Occupation: Associate director, auxiliary services, Franklin & Marshall College. Education: Graduated from Columbia Junior/Senior High School, 1978. Qualifications: I have been a community volunteer for 20plus years; executive committee for the YWCA; Lancaster Housing Authority; executive committee for the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation; health and wellness committee for the LOHF; Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pa.; adviser to SISTERS club at Franklin & Marshall College. Reply: I would advocate for property tax reform at the state level. Currently, city taxpayers are subsidizing county residents, all of whom benefit from the services provided by the county government. The prison, the county courthouse and the Youth Intervention Center are all tax-exempt properties that receive city services at no cost to county residents. Website: w w w. l a n c a s t e r d e m s. c o m / city

John Graupera Home: Lancaster Age: 57 Occupation: Educator, preengineering/computer-aided design, School District of Lancaster. Education: B.S., mechanical engineering, Temple University; M.S., work-force education and development, Penn State University. Qualifications: Two-term member of Lancaster City Council, 2000 to 2008. Reply: The state Legislature needs to give municipalities more options for financing core services. Its unfair that property owners alone bear the burden of paying for both public education and local government services. This is especially hard for seniors and young families. I would advocate for giving counties the option of assessing a local sales tax and for allocating local income taxes to the municipality where the wages are earned instead of where the wage-earner resides. Website: www. lancasterdems.com/ city

James Reichenbach

Election Day problems


If your right to vote is challenged at the polls on Election Day and the problem cannot be resolved at the polling place, the judge of elections at the polling place should telephone the Lancaster County Board of Elections at 299-8293. The problem could be resolved by phone if your name appears on the county records. If it does not and you want to try to resolve the problem, you can go in person to the county Board of Elections at 150 N. Queen St., where a judge from the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas will be on duty to resolve election problems. Alternatively, you can ask for and vote by provisional ballot. If it is later determined that you were eligible to vote, your ballot will be counted. You will be given instructions on how to determine if your vote was counted.

Home: Lancaster Age: 34 Occupation: Program director for Keystone Human Services of Lancaster. Education: Bachelors degree in applied behavior sciences from Penn State University; masters degree in psychology from Walden University. Qualifications: Several years of management experience, including budget development and implementation, along with the supervision of complex programs designed to support individuals with intellectual disabilities. Reply: The city is in a unique position to lead the effort toward regional cooperation. The Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee includes the city and 12 other municipalities. Together, this group represents most of the countys population. With greater cooperation and coordination, the members of LIMC could reduce the size of government, share resources and be a powerful advocate for changes in state policies that work against local government. I would also advocate for property tax reform. Website: www. lancasterdems.com/ city

Voters with disabilities


If you need assistance in voting or have questions regarding the accessibility of a polling place, consult the Lancaster County Board of Elections at 299-8293.

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LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL


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BALLOT QUESTION
PEQUEA TOWNSHIP: Additional Supervisors
Pequea Township voters will decide whether to add two supervisor positions to the township board of supervisors. The Pequea Township supervisors adopted a resolution to place the referendum on the ballot. If approved, the number of

elected supervisors in the township will increase to five. If defeated, the question may not be placed on the ballot again for three years. The ballot question asks: Should two additional supervisors be elected to serve in this township. Vote yes or no.

Poll changes
County officials have approved 11 polling-place changes for the Nov. 8 General Election: n In Millersville Boroughs 1st District, the polling place is moving from the Millersville Borough Municipal Office, 100 Municipal Drive, to Eshleman Elementary School, 545 Leaman Ave. n In Conestoga Township, the polling place is moving from the Conestoga Fire Company, 3290 Main St., to Conestoga Elementary School, 100 Hill St. n In Manor Townships Bethel District, the polling place is moving from the M.H. Kaye Pavilion, 2050 Columbia Ave., to Hambright Elementary School, 2121 Temple Ave. n Manor Townships ManIn or, New District, the polling place is moving from the New Manor Township Maintenance Shed, 3577 Blue Rock Road, to Central Manor Elementary School, 3717 Blue Rock Road, Washington Boro. n Martic Township, the In polling place is moving from Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 673 Martic Heights Drive, Pequea, to Martic Elementary School, 266 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood. n Pequea Township, the In

Charlie Smithgall Home: Lancaster Age: 66 Occupation: Pharmacist, Smithgalls Pharmacy. Education: Bachelors degree in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Qualifications: Former twoterm mayor, City of Lancaster, 1998-2006, lifelong city resident. Reply: Make sure City Council watches the budget closely to assure they are not overspending, and create a job-friendly environment to encourage investors to open and grow businesses in Lancaster, which creates more job opportunities for residents. Website: None given

Marilyn Schnee Home: Lancaster Age: 58 Occupation: Retail sales Education: B.S. in business, American University; M.Ed. from University of Virginia and M.Ed. from Millersville University. Qualifications: Veteran, U.S. Army; small business owner/ manager; past secretary/board member Keep Lancaster Beautiful and Lancaster Economic Action for Downtowns Success (LEADS); volunteer for Artistry in Motion, MOOSE and other city organizations. Reply: Many cities across Pennsylvania suffer from financial problems and are distressed due to a decline in tax revenues, increased expenses and heavier demands on existing services. If elected, I would press for an open government where the budget is readily available for taxpayer review. Secondly, I would work to improve the quality of life for City businesses and residents by listening to their concerns and by easing governmental regulation. Website: www.citizensformarilyn.com

Joel Charles Home: Lancaster Age: 27 Occupation: Program coordinator Education: B.S. in secondary education, history, Millersville University. Qualifications: Chairman of Lancaster City Youth Aid Panel; worked in county government; currently in business management; 10-plus years of local volunteering. Reply: I will focus on Lancasters financial obligations by managing our citys long- and short-term financial commitments in a more prudent manner and then work to make the city a place where people want to live and do business to avoid having a stagnant tax base. I would concentrate on ensuring that the regulations and taxes enacted by the city do not outpace the benefits of living and doing business in the city. Website: www.facebook.com/JC4CC

polling place is moving from the Pequea Township Municipal Building, 1028 Millwood Road, Willow Street, to Pequea Elementary School, 802 Millwood Road, Willow Street. n In Lancaster citys 7th Ward, 5th Precinct, the polling place is moving from Susquehanna Court, 315 Susquehanna St., to Washington Elementary School, 545 S. Ann St. n In Manheim Townships 10th District, the polling place is moving from Grandview United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Road, to St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Pleasure Road. n In Manheim Townships 19th District, the polling place is moving from Grandview United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Road, to Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Ave. n In Strasburg Boroughs 1st District, the polling place is moving from Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main St., to First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Decatur St. n East Hempfield TownIn ships Pleasant View District, the polling place is moving from Brubaker Inc., 1284 Rohrerstown Road, to Westgate Baptist Church, 2235 Harrisburg Pike.

For election information


For election information, contact the Lancaster County Board of Elections at 299-8293 or the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Information Center, which can be reached toll-free at 1-800-692-7281. Or visit the Leagues website at www.palwv.org. Election information, absentee ballot applications and other forms can be downloaded at www.votespa. com.

Note on certification
As of the publication date of this guide, the slate of candidates listed herein is accurate based upon the Pennsylvania Department of States Bureau of Elections unofficial ballot.

Write-in voting
Information for writing in the name of a person who is not on the ballot (write-in voting) will be available at the polling place.

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PENNSYLVANIA SUPERIOR COURT


(Vote for one) Term: 10 years Salary: $178,914 The Superior Court is one of Pennsylvanias two statewide intermediate appellate courts. This court, which was established in 1895, reviews most of the civil and criminal cases that are appealed from the Courts of Common Pleas in the Commonwealths 67 counties. The Superior Court consists of 15 judges who serve 10-year terms. The president judge of Superior Court is elected to a five-year term by his or her colleagues. A huge volume of appeals flow to Superior Court from the trial courts. Generally, appeals are heard by panels of three judges sitting in Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Pittsburgh. The court often is the final arbiter of legal disputes. Although the Supreme Court may grant a petition for review of a Superior Court decision, most such petitions are denied and the ruling of the Superior Court stands.

PA. COMMONWEALTH COURT


(Vote for one) Term: 10 years Salary: $178,914 The Commonwealth Court is one of Pennsylvanias two statewide intermediate appellate courts. This court, which was established in 1968, is unlike any other state court in the nation. Its jurisdiction generally is limited to legal matters involving state and local government and regulatory agencies. Litigation typically focuses on such subjects as banking; insurance and utility regulation; and laws affecting taxation, land use, elections, labor practices and workers compensation. Commonwealth Court also acts as a court of original jurisdiction, or a trial court, when lawsuits are filed by or against the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Court is made up of nine judges who serve 10-year terms. The president judge is chosen by his or her colleagues for a five-year term. The court generally decides cases in three-judge panels and sits in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

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David N. Wecht Home: Indiana Township, Pittsburgh Age: 49 Occupation: Common Pleas Court judge Education: 1984, Yale University, B.A.; 1987, Yale, J.D., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; National Merit Scholar; notes editor, Yale Law Journal; law clerk, 1987-88, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. Qualifications: Judge since February 2003 (former administrative judge, Family Division); highly recommended by Pennsylvania and Allegheny County bar associations; endorsed by Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Allegheny and Philadelphia labor councils, FOP Lodge 91, Professional Firefighters Local 1; register of wills, Allegheny County, 19982003. Reply: Reasonable people disagree. On the one hand, appointment of judges would eliminate problems posed by campaign fundraising, especially large corporate contributions now permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court. On the other hand, our Constitution should not lightly be amended, particularly where the amendment would disenfranchise Pennsylvanians. Those who would alter our Constitution carry a heavy burden. While I am not yet persuaded, I have an open mind and believe the issue merits candid and thoughtful discussion. Website: www.wecht2011.com

Vic Stabile Home: Middlesex Township, Carlisle Age: 54 Occupation: Attorney Education: 1979, State University of New York, Stonybrook, B.A.; 1982, Dickinson School of Law, J.D. Qualifications: Almost 30 years of trial and appellate experience; appellate judicial clerk; deputy attorney general; partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP; recommended by Pa. Bar Association based upon solid appellate experience and strong intellect. Reply: Yes, if a true merit selection process would provide fair opportunity for well-qualified people to be considered for judicial office. At present, neither election nor merit selection is a panacea for selecting judges. Website: http://stabilefor judge.com

Kathryn Boockvar Home: Doylestown Township Age: 43 Occupation: Attorney Education: 1993, American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.; 1990, University of Pennsylvania, B.A.; 1996, Lancaster Mediation Center. Qualifications: Advancement Project, senior attorney, three years; Boockvar & Yeager, partner, 11 years; Legal Services attorney, three years; only Democratic Commonwealth Court candidate recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association; Rising Star Super Lawyer. Reply: Having spent the last three years working for the voters of Pennsylvania, I believe voters deserve a say in who represents them in every branch of government, including the judiciary. I support campaign finance reform, including limits and greater disclosure. I would also like to see a better system for educating the public about candidates, the courts and why these courts matter in peoples lives and will affect the lives of their children and grandchildren. Website: www.boockvar.com

Anne Covey

Question: Because of some public concern about the amount of money being spent on statewide judicial elections, would you support an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution changing the method of selecting statewide judges to a merit selection process? Why or why not?

Question: Because of some public concern about the amount of money being spent on statewide judicial elections, would you support an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution changing the method of selecting statewide judges to a merit selection process? Why or why not?

Home: Upper Makefield Township, New Hope Age: 41 Occupation: Attorney, law firm founder Education: 1981, University of Delaware, B.A. with departmental honors; 1984, Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude. Qualifications: Extensive Commonwealth Court experience; clerked for President Judge Craig, first woman Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board member; practice labor and employment law; written extensively, including book, The Workplace Law Advisor. Reply: I believe Pennsylvania residents should continue to have the right to select appellate court judges. There is no assurance that an appointive process will not include the kind of political negotiation and dealing most Pennsylvanians oppose. I have full confidence in the Pennsylvania voters to carefully consider each candidates qualifications and make the best judgment. Pennsylvania need not replace elections with backroom deals, but rather rigorously enforce a strong code of ethics and conduct. Website: w w w. c o v e y f o r j u d g e . com

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TOWNSHIP OFFICES
Candidates are vying for offices in the following townships.

BOROUGH OFFICES
Candidates are vying for offices in the following boroughs.

EAST COCALICO
Auditor (Vote for one)

MANHEIM

Commissioner (Vote for not more than two) Doreen Kreiner D Janet E. Spleen D David R. Heck R Albert B. Kling R

COLUMBIA

Borough Council (Vote for not more than four) Michael J. Lydon Jr. D Barry Ford D Paul A. Miles D Mary Barninger R Kelly Murphy R Renae Sears R Vernon R. Detz Jr. R

MARIETTA

Leo Noble D Mark Janke R

EAST HEMPFIELD

Supervisor (Vote for not more than two) Lori McGowan D John D. Bingham R G. Edward LeFevre R

MANOR

Supervisor (Vote for one) Chad George D Brandon Clark R

EAST PETERSBURG

Borough Council (Vote for not more than four) Todd R. Weiss D Mary C. Armstrong D Nadje Darbouze D Adam Gochauer R Connie L. McElwain R Gregory Bucher R Carmen R. Caciotti R

EDEN

Supervisor (Vote for one) David G. Rineer D Lois K.T. Skiles R

RAPHO

Supervisor (Vote for one) John T. Erb Constitution Jere Swarr R

LANCASTER

Supervisor (Vote for one) Kathy Wasong D Wayne J. Angelo R Auditor: Six-year term (Vote for one) Theo Van Tricht D James A. Humphreville R

WEST HEMPFIELD

EPHRATA

Supervisor (Vote for not more than two) Tony Crocamo D Frank R. Burkhart R Naomi G. Martin R Auditor (Vote for one) John C. Wennerholt Jr. D Jim Stuckey R

Borough Council: 3rd Ward (Vote for not more than one) Tim L. Barr D A. Anthony Kilkuskie R

Several areas of the county feature contested primaries for magisterial district judge. Peggy A. Brewer D According to the Lancaster David deVitry D/R County website, the judges Phyllis E. Stellfox D/R handle all traffic cases, other Barbara S. Wilson D/R minor criminal cases and civil William Bill Roberts R cases involving amounts up to $12,000. District Judges also set bail MILLERSVILLE and conduct preliminary hearBorough Council: Four years (Vote for not more than ings in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases to determine if three) the cases should be dismissed or transferred to the Court of ComJames A. Stager D mon Pleas for further proceedLynn Miller D ings. Jack W. Gardner R Terms are for six years. Scott Bailey R Contested primaries are as Linda Deal R follows: Borough Council: Two years District 02-2-05 (Vote for not more than one) (Lancaster city, Wards 3 and 7) Judith Kruse D Thomas R. Keller R Republican/Democrat Kelly S. Ballentine

Borough Council (Vote for not more than four)

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGES

NEW HOLLAND

Borough Council (Vote for not three)

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Write-in BK (Barbara Bardie Keith)

Lou Ann C. Miller D Edward L. Sprecher R C. Stephen Good R Donald J. Herrington R

District 02-2-05

(East Hempfield Township and East Petersburg Borough) Democratic: Vicki Bomgardner Nagle Republican: Brian E. Chudzik

SCHOOL BOARDS
Candidates are vying for seats on the boards of directors of six Lancaster County school districts. Some candidates names appear on both Democratic and Republican ballots because the candidates have cross-filed.

LANCASTER

(Vote for not more than five) Stacey Marten D/R Linda Owens D Candace Roper D Jennifer Desmarais D Randolph Carney D John Hickey R

PENN MANOR

District 02-2-06
(Millersville Manor and ships)

(Vote for not more than five) Sharron M. Herr D J. Kenneth Long R Donna Wert R Amber L. Green R Kirk D. Schlotzhauer R Carlton Rintz R

Borough Conestoga

and Town-

COCALICO

(Vote for not more than five) Andrew M. Terry D Tim Zimmerman R Kevin Eshleman R Barry Harting R Allen Dissinger R Mary Waskowicz R

HEMPFIELD

Four-year seat (Vote for not more than five) Daniel K. Forry D/R James H. Maurer Jr. D/R Diane L. Gerlach D/R Melanie A. DeSantis D Maxime M. Darbouze D Bill Jimenez R William H. Otto R Two-year seat (Vote for one) Barbara Zimmerman D Chris Smiley R

Democratic : Peter J. Ondeck Republican: Joshua R. Keller

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP

(Vote for not more than five) Michael T. Winters D/R Mark W. Anderson D/R Tom OBrien D JoAnn B. Hentz D Kristin Sponaugle Kopp D William E. Murry R Todd A. Heckman R Donald C. Reed R

WARWICK

Four-year seat (Vote for not more than five) F. Patrick OKeeffe D George Sayles D Chris Carlton D Anne Pyle D Todd Rucci R Darryl L. Miller R Scott Shaub R Matthew Knouse R Nelson L. Peters R

District 02-2-07

ELANCO

(Ephrata and Akron oughs, and Ephrata and townships) Democrat: Nelson Ramos Republican: Tony Russell

borClay

(Vote for not more than five) Steven J. Albertson D Susan D. Burke D Glenn Yoder R Thomas E. Wentzel R Melissa R. Readman R Glenn Hartz R Rodney D. Jones R

8 OCTOBER 30, 2011

GENERAL ELECTION 2011

Lancaster, Pa.

Step one:
Sign in
Your first step will be to sign the voter registration book. A poll worker will provide you with a ballot. If you prefer not to use a paper ballot, you will be directed to the eSlate electronic ballot.

How to use the voting machines:


A step-by-step guide

Lancaster County voters will use voting machines when they go to the polls for the election. Voters have two options. They can vote on a paper ballot read by an electronic eScan machine, or they can mark their choices on an all-electronic eSlate.

The eScan paper ballot fill in the box


Choice
The eScan machine instantly reads and records votes that you cast by filling in boxes on a paper ballot.

Step two: Mark your ballot


If you choose to vote on a paper ballot, enter a voting booth and mark your selections in blue or black ink. Fill in the boxes completely. For write-in candidates, fill in the box beside write-in, then neatly write the candidates name on the adjacent line.

Step three: Scan your ballot


When finished marking your selections, be sure to remove the ballot stub and then insert your ballot into the eScan machine. If the ballot is improperly marked, the machine will alert you and allow you to correct your ballot. If eScan accepts and records your ballot, a digital display will show a waving American flag.

When you see the waving American flag, you know your vote has been counted.

Choice

The eSlate is a tablet-sized electronic voting machine enclosed by a hood. Voters use a dial to scroll through ballot. To vote, you push the ENTER button to confirm your choices. These are the buttons you will use: SELECT Wheel - Rotate the wheel forward or backward to highlight your choices.
Place finger in dimple.

B The eSlate electronic ballot dial and tap


Step two: Access code
If you choose to vote electronically, you will receive a randomly generated fourdigit access code for security.

Step three: Select language


Turning the SELECT dial, choose a language English or Spanish.

Step four: Enter access code


Use the SELECT dial and the ENTER button to navigate around the number pad and enter your access code.

Rotate wheel to cycle through choices.

ENTER - Press to make a choice. HELP - Press once for instructions, twice to summon poll worker. PREV - Go back a page. NEXT - Go forward a page. CAST BALLOT - Press only when completely finished voting.

Step five: Make your selections


When the ballot appears on screen, use the SELECT wheel to choose a candidate. Press the ENTER button to make your choice.The screen will advance automatically to the next race.

To vote for a write-in candidate, select the write-in space and enter the candidates name. Use the SELECT wheel and ENTER button to spell out the name. When you have voted in all contests, a summary page appears. To make changes, use the PREV button to return to previous screens.

Step six: Cast your ballot


After verifying your choices, press the red CAST BALLOT button. This action registers your vote permanently.

When you see the waving American flag, you know your vote has been counted.