Few races set for Pa. primary in April

February 19, 2004

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The lineup for other state office races in the area did not change with Tuesday's filing deadline, according to an unofficial list of candidates posted on the Pennsylvania Department of State Web site.

In the 89th District, Chambersburg businessman Doug Harbach is the only Democratic candidate running to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic state Rep. Jeff Coy, who recently announced he would not seek a 12th term.

Shippensburg, Pa., attorney Chris Sheffield, Greene Township Supervisor Rob Kauffman, Chambersburg businessman Fred Stenger and Franklin County Treasurer Chris Bender are running for the GOP nomination.

Kauffman, Stenger and Bender live in Franklin County. Sheffield lives in Cumberland County.

The GOP winner will be decided in the April 27 primary.

In the 86th District, Perry County Commissioner Mark K. Keller and Sharon Cole, a Rye Township supervisor in Perry County, are running for the GOP nomination to succeed retiring Republican state Rep. Allan Egolf. No Democrats filed to run in the primary.


The 86th district includes Perry County and several of the northwestern townships of Franklin County.

State Rep. Pat Fleagle, R-Franklin, is unopposed in his bid for a ninth two-year term in office. No Democrats filed to run in the primary, according to the department of state Web site.

State Rep. Stephen R. Maitland, R- Adams, has no opponent in his bid for a seventh term representing the 91st District. No Democrats filed to run, according to the unofficial list of candidates.

While most of the 91st District is in Adams County, two precincts are in eastern Franklin County.

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