Elections 2023

As a public service, any candidates for local or County office may offer introductions and biographical information to be posted or linked here.

Somerset County Commissioner [3 seats @4 year terms]

Colleen Dawson, Republican

Pamela Tokar Ickes, Democrat

Gerald Walker, Republican

Indian Lake Borough Council [3 seats @4 year terms]

Paul Balint, Republican 

Pam Tadken, Democrat 

Veil James, Republican

David Perez, Democrat

Gary Lamolinara, Republican

Bill Lewis, Republican

Indian Lake Borough Council [2 seats @2 year term to fill mid-term vacancies]

No candidates currently identified. 

Shanksville Stonycreek School District Board [5 seats @4 year terms]

Trisha Bozovich

Nathan Jamison

Daniel Kovacs

Ryan Weaver

Bradley Younkin

Process for filling  the vacant Borough Council seats; condensed version for us dummies...

  • The 2-year term/positions will NOT appear on the May/Primary ballot.  Only the three 4-year terms will appear on the Prirary ballot.
  • Due to missing the deadline for identifying the vacancy 13 weeks prior to the Primary, the open 2-year positions will appear on the November Municipal Election ballot, only. 
  • The Republican and Democrat candidate names appearing on the November ballots will be determined by the chairpersons of the parties in Somerset County.  The selection process is determined by those parties, not by the Borough, County or State.
  • Write-ins will not be accepted for the Primary in May for the 2-year positions.  [The positions will not appear anywhere on the ballot]
  • Write-ins will be accepted in November for the 2-year positions, along with canditates chosen by the parties for those positions


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