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By STACEY DANZUSO, Chambersburg | February 8, 2001
Another GOP candidate announces for Shuster's seat SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Another Franklin County Republican entered the race for retired U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster's seat Tuesday, as the party prepares to choose its nominee next week. Stephen Luhrs, past president of The Beistle Co. in Shippensburg, Pa., said Tuesday he will seek the nomination to the 9th Congressional District seat Shuster vacated Jan. 31. Luhrs, 49, said in a statement that he is interested in creating jobs and ensuring the economic vitality of Pennsylvania.
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February 17, 2001
Shuster gets nomination for dad's House seat From staff and AP reports HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Bill Shuster's bid to follow his father into Congress received a major boost Saturday when he won the Republican nomination on the first ballot. Shuster, 40, a Blair County auto dealer, was nominated in a Juniata College auditorium, winning 69 of the 133 delegates at the 9th District GOP nominating convention. Five rivals split 64 delegates and five others were shut out. Shuster will face Democrat H. Scott Conklin, a Centre County Commissioner, and Green Party nominee Alanna Hartzock in a May 15 special election.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 13, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Commissioner candidate John "Jack" Miller, described in a campaign press release as a "longtime Hagerstown resident and community volunteer," said he wants to promote sustainable economic growth in Washington County. "I want to be the voice of the people and bring a common sense approach to running the county government," he said. Miller, 67, is Corporate National Accounts manager for U.S. Silica, an industrial minerals company in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 29, 2010
Washington County commissioner candidate Nick G. Vindivich Jr. says he wants to use his business experience to help create and maintain jobs in Washington County. Vindivich, 49, a Republican, is president of Stockwell Maintenance Systems Inc., a Williamsport-based commercial janitorial services company. He has also worked as an international sales manager for Pioneer/Eclipse Corp., ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies. He said he would bring an entreprenurial approach to boosting the local economy, finding creative ways to market the county to businesses and forging international relationships with countries like China and Japan.
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 14, 2010
Experienced candidates seemed to come out on top in the Washington County Commissioners primary Tuesday, with both incumbent candidates, a former Williamsport councilman, a former school system administrator and a school board member among the apparent top GOP vote-getters. The four Republicans with the most votes were John F. Barr, Terry Baker, Jeff Cline and Bill McKinley, according to complete but unofficial results. Ruth Anne Callaham appeared to take the fifth spot with 4,899 votes, but Robin Lynne Wivell was not far behind with 4,632.
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By DON AINES | November 1, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - More than 120 county, borough, township and school board offices are listed on the ballots in today's election in Franklin County, but voters won't have that many choices to make as many candidates are unopposed and some offices have no candidates. cont. from news page There are four candidates for three seats on the Board of County Commissioners, according to County Election Board records. Incumbent Republicans G. Warren Elliott, Bob Thomas and Democrat Cheryl S. Plummer are running for re-election with Bruce W. Hockersmith, a Democrat, seeking to unseat one of them.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 15, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Tim Battan said he likes John McCain because "he'll get us through Iraq and Afghanistan. " Julie Simms said she was on the fence until she saw Sarah Palin speak, and now she'll support Obama. Michael Kelly said he didn't vote in the 2004 general election but that "things are too bad now not to vote. " He isn't sure who he'll support this year, but he registered to vote last month. People who want to cast a vote for president this year but haven't yet registered are running out of time to do so. The deadline to register for the Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 14 at 9 p.m., according to the Washington County Elections Board.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 14, 2006
Politics is guaranteed to come up at two meals this month, when Washington County's two major parties hold their annual picnics. The Republicans will go first. Their picnic will be Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Smithsburg Community Park on Bikle Road. The gate will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The special guest will be Kristen Cox, Maryland's secretary of disabilities, who is running for lieutenant governor with Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for ages 7 to 16 and free for those younger than 7. To make reservations, call Wanda McGurl, secretary of the Washington County Republican Club, at 301-790-1539 by Friday.
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By DON AINES | August 6, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - "Long shots win," Peg Luksik said Thursday over a cup of coffee at Howard Johnson's in Chambersburg. "The last long shot was in 1992 and his name was Bill Clinton," the Constitutional Party gubernatorial candidate said as a television behind the counter detailed the latest developments in the Monica Lewinsky affair. Luksik said former president George Bush had "a 70-some percent approval rating in 1992 and nobody wanted to run against him. " The Johnstown, Pa., woman is in a somewhat similar position as she seeks to unseat popular Republican Governor Tom Ridge.
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By DON AINES | September 6, 2008
TRI-STATE -- The hoopla and speeches of the Democratic and Republican conventions are over and the tickets set for the Nov. 4 presidential election pitting Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden against GOP nominee John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin. Polls show the race remains close, and while several people from the Tri-State area said they have picked sides, others still are weighing their presidential options. "So far, I haven't made up my mind. Normally I'm a Democrat, but I can't support Obama" and Biden, said JoAnn Slusher of Charles Town, W.Va.
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