By RICHARDF. BELISLE
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Dozens of candidates who met Tuesday's filing deadline for the Franklin County, Pa. primary on May 20 - for offices from Common Pleas Court judge to election inspectors - have no opponent.
Topping the list of unopposed candidates is Waynesboro, Pa., attorney Richard J. Walsh, 47. Until Tuesday Walsh was opposed by Chambersburg attorney Patrick J. Redding. Redding said Tuesday that he withdrew from of the race because of family considerations.
Common Pleas Court judges in Franklin County earn about $101,000 a year.
County Treasurer Steve Minnich, who completes his first four-year term this year, is unopposed. Minnich supervises a three-member department responsible for taking in all the revenue for the county's $50 million annual budget. His office also hands out hunting and dog licenses and raffle and bingo permits. The job pays about $39,000 a year, Minnich said.