Monroe County PA Candidates

  • Candidates

    2018 Election Dates

    February 13 - First day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For all except Congressional races)
    February 27 - First day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For Congressional races)
    March 6 - Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For all except Congressional races)
    March 7 -First day to circulate and file nomination papers (For all except Congressional races)
    March 20 - Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For Congressional races)
    March 21 -First day to circulate and file nomination papers (For Congressional races)

    March 26 -First day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot 
                        Get your Absentee Ballot Application form HERE.
    April 16 - Last day to REGISTER before the primary 
    May 8 - Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot 
    May 11 -Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots 

    May 15 -GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

    Here are theDemocratic Candidates you can vote for in the May 15 Primary Election.
    ( If you are running for office in the 2018 Primary and not listed here please send your information to candidates@monroepadems.com )

    Statewide races:

     Governor - Governor Tom Wolf, Website Facebook
     US Senator - Senator Bob Casey, Website Facebook

     Lt. Governor - ( Note: As of 02/22/2018 Madeleine Dean dropped out of the Lt Governor race to run for Congress in the 4th CD )
     Nilofer Nina Ahmad, Website Facebook Molecular biologist and former Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia.
     Kathi Cozzone, Website  Current Chester County Commissioner. 

     John Fetterman, Website Facebook  Current Mayor of Braddock, PA.
     Ray Sosa, Website Facebook  Is a banker and insurance broker from Montgomery County.
     Mike Stack, Website Facebook Current Lt Governor.
     Aryanna Berringer, Website Facebook Dropped out of race on 03/22/2018
     Craig Lehman, Website Facebook  Dropped out of race on 03/25/2018


    Congressional races:

    The following is based on the NEW 2018 Congressional maps as ordered by the PA Supreme Court. 

     7th Congressional District: The Townships of Eldred, Hamilton, Smithfield  (Precinct 02 and 03 and a small portion of Precinct 1), Ross, Stroud and the Boroughs of Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg and Delaware Water Gap.
     David Albert Clark,   
     Rick Daugherty, Website Facebook
     

     Greg Edwards, Website Facebook
     

     John Morganelli, Website Facebook
     
     Roger Ruggles, Website 
     Susan Wild, Website Facebook
     David Weidman, Website Facebook Campaign suspended on 3/18/2018


     8th Congressional District: The Townships of Coolbaugh, Barrett, Chestnuthill, Jackson, Middle Smithfield,Paradise, Pocono, Polk, Price, Smithfield (The majority of Precinct 1),Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock, and the Borough of Mt. Pocono.
     Congressman Matt Cartwright, Website Facebook

    * Sunday, March 11th the Monroe County Young Democrats are hosting a petition signing party for these Congressional Candidates in both the 7th and 8th Districts.
    At the Hampton Inn in Bartonsville,  1 to 5pm - you may have already signed petitions for PA House and Senate but the Congressional candidates dates are different due to the changes in the map.
    Light refreshments will be served!
     

    * Sunday, March 18, 4 to 6 pm at the Chat N Chew restaurant in Blakslee, 248 Route 115 & 940 (Ahart's Plaza). Meet & Greet with Congressman Matt Cartwright. Sign petitions for Matt. Refreshments will be served. 

    State Senate races:

     DISTRICT 22 - Barrett, Coolbaugh, Price Townships. 
     Senator John Blake, Website Facebook
    , State Senator in the 22nd District.

     DISTRICT 40 - Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Middle Smithfield, Pocono, Polk, Paradise, Ross, Smithfield, Stroud, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Townships. Delaware Water Gap, East Stroudsburg, Mt Pocono, Stroudsburg Boroughs. 
     Tarah Probst, Website Facebook
    , Mayor of Stroudsburg. 

    Fundraiser, Friday, Feb 16, 7pm at the Sycamore Grille in Delaware Water Gap for Tarah Probst, candidate for State Senate in the 40th. Buffet dinner, guest speakers and entertainment. $75. Contacttarah@tarahprobstforsenate.com, or call (570) 417-2552.

    State House races:

     DISTRICT 115 - Coolbaugh, Paradise, Price, Stroud (District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Townships, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg Boroughs 
     Maureen Madden, WebsiteFacebook, State Representative in the 115th District.

     DISTRICT 176 - Chestnuthill, Eldred, Jackson, Pocono, Polk, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Townships, Mt Pocono Borough.
     Tia Fritz, Facebook  Twitter 
     

     Claudette Williams, Website  Facebook, Monroe County Democratic County Committee Chair and President of Mt. Pocono Borough Council.

     DISTRICT 189 - (Monroe County) Barrett, Hamilton, Middle Smithfield, Ross, Stroud (District 7), Smithfield Townships, Delaware Water Gap Borough.
                             - (Pike County) Delaware, Lehman, Porter Townships

     Christa Caceres, Website  Facebook 
     

     Adam Rodriguez, Website  Facebook

     Democratic State Committee:

     You can vote for up to 3 Candidates

      Cynthia Crowner, Monroe County Democratic County Committee Member
      Mark Dodel, Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Member
      Anne Tiracchia, Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Member

     Monroe County Democratic Committee:

     Vote for 1 man and 1 woman Candidate in each precinct.
     
    If no one is on the ballot you can write in yourself and help get our candidates elected.

     

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  • Candidates - Statewide

    For the complete primary election results - see this link.

    In November Vote for our Democratic candidates!

    Our State Wide Democratic Candidates

    Justice Debra Todd has been on the PA Supreme Court for 10 years. Her name will be on the ballot for retention. That means she does not have an opponent, but needs your vote so she can be retained as a Justice for another 10 years.  

    Dwayne D. Woodruff is our Democratic candidate for PA Supreme Court. He is a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County – Pittsburgh, presiding primarily in the Family Court Division since 2005. 

    Woodruff earned a degree in Business Finance from the University of Louisville (1979) and a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law (1988), which he attended, full time at night during his professional football career with the Pittsburgh Steelers – played 12 seasons, including playing in Super Bowl XIV as a rookie in 1980, being named Steelers MVP in 1982 and serving as team captain his final three seasons.
    Learn more about Judge Woodruff at his web site.

    Debbie Kunselman is one of our four Democratic candidates for the PA Superior Court.
    In November 2005, Judge Deborah Anne Kunselman became the first woman ever elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County.  Judge Kunselman is a 1992 honors’ graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, and a 1989 high-honors’ graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she was a student of the Schreyer Honors College and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 
    Learn more about Judge Kunselman at her web site.

    Maria McLaughlin is also a Democratic candidate for the PA Superior Court.
    The Honorable Maria McLaughlin is a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District.  Judge McLaughlin presides over both family law and criminal law matters. Currently, Judge McLaughlin serves as the co-chair on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas FYI Committee and as the current vice-president of the Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law American Inn of Court. 
    Learn more about Judge McLaughlin at her web site.

    Geoff Moulton is a Democratic candidate for the PA Superior Court.
    Geoff Moulton was sworn in as a judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in August 2016, after being nominated by Governor Tom Wolf and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate.  His term extends through the end of 2017.
    Learn more about Judge Moulton at his web site.

    Carolyn Nichols is our fourth Democratic candidate for one of the seats on the PA Superior Court.
    Judge Carolyn H. Nichols, elected to the Court of Common Pleas in 2011, conducts felony jury trials in criminal court, with equal justice, protecting the rights of crime victims, and the accused; she works to create opportunities for positive reentry to prevent recidivism. She attended public schools and graduated from Temple University JD, LLM, and Eastern University MBA programs.
    Learn more about Judge Nichols on her Facebook page.

    Ellen Ceisler is a Democratic candidate for one of the two seats on the PA Commonwealth Court.
    Judge Ceisler was elected to the bench in 2007. She served in the Criminal Trial Division for the first six years presiding over jury and non-jury trials involving major felonies. In February 2013, Judge Ceisler was assigned to the Civil Trial Division, Civil Motions Court, regarded as one of the busiest and most diverse Common Pleas Courts in Pennsylvania. In Civil Motions, Judge Ceisler was responsible for handling all aspects of civil litigation motions practice and civil “emergency” motions. Judge Ceisler also served in an appellate capacity handling appeals of City of Philadelphia Agencies determinations, including the Zoning Board, Board of Licenses and Inspections, Human Relations Commission, Civil Service Commission, Liquor Control Board, Board of Revision of Taxes, Parking Authority, among others. Judge Ceisler was also responsible for handling a variety of real estate matters, including, but not limited to, Sheriff Sales (Mortgage and Tax foreclosures) and eminent domain litigation. Judge Ceisler is currently presiding over major civil trials.
    Learn more about Judge Ceisler at her web site.

    Irene Clark is our other Democratic candidate for the PA Commonwealth Court.
    Judge Clark has extensive background in housing and neighborhood revitalization which led to her to being designated Housing Court Judge responsible for code enforcement cases. In 2002, recognizing her accomplishments in holding accountable irresponsible property owners in blighted neighborhoods. Since leaving the bench in 2003, Judge Clark’s legal career has centered on helping municipalities and organizations clean up and revitalize blighted and abandoned properties. She has become a leading authority in the field, as an attorney, representing clients in blight revitalization efforts and as an advocate, counseling state and local organizations on reforming laws and policies related to blight.
    Learn more about Judge Clark at her web site.

    FOR OUR COUNTY-WIDE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES  - see our Candidate page

     

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  • Candidates2018

    2018 General Election Dates

    First day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot - September 17
    Last day to REGISTER before the November election  - October 9
    Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot  - October 30
    Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots - November 2
    GENERAL ELECTION - November 6
    First day to REGISTER after November election  - November 7
    Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59 P.M. on November 5) - November 13

    Statewide races:

     Governor -Governor Tom Wolf,  Website  Facebook 
     Lt. Governor -  John Fetterman,  Website  Facebook  
     US Senator - Senator Bob Casey,  Website  Facebook 

    Congressional races:

    Note: Due to the new Congressional redistricting by the PA Supreme Court, the Smithfield 1 precinct has been split between the 7th and 8th Congressional Districts. The poll will have 2 sets of voting machines and the poll workers will have their poll books identifying who votes in which district. If you vote at the V.F.W. Post 2540 on 546 Fawn Road and you would like to know which Congressional District you will be voting in, you can look up your polling place here
    If it says SMITHFIELD 1 You are in the 7th CD. 
    If it says SMITHFIELD 4 you are in the 8th CD.

    The following is based on the NEW 2018 Congressional maps as ordered by the PA Supreme Court. 

     7th Congressional District:The Townships of Eldred, Hamilton, Smithfield  (Precinct 02 and 03 and a small portion of Precinct 1), Ross, Stroud and the Boroughs of Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg and Delaware Water Gap.
     Susan Wild,  Website  Facebook 



     8th Congressional District: The Townships of Coolbaugh, Barrett, Chestnuthill, Jackson, Middle Smithfield,Paradise, Pocono, Polk, Price, Smithfield (The majority of Precinct 1),Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock, and the Borough of Mt. Pocono.
     Congressman Matt Cartwright,  Website  Facebook Congressman in the old 17th PA Congressional District

    State Senate races:

     DISTRICT 22 - Barrett, Coolbaugh, Price Townships.
     Senator John Blake,  Website  Facebook, State Senator in the 22nd District.

    Enjoy a day of golf and support State Senator John Blake at the 8th Annual Friends of John Blake Golf Tournament on August 27th at the Country Club of Scranton.

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     DISTRICT 40 - Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Middle Smithfield, Pocono, Polk, Paradise, Ross, Smithfield, Stroud, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Townships. Delaware Water Gap, East Stroudsburg, Mt Pocono, Stroudsburg Boroughs.
     Tarah Probst,  Website  Facebook , Mayor of Stroudsburg. 

    TarahOutpour3Fundraiser
    Fundraiser - Larry Fink Photography - August 24, 7-10PM, Pen Argyl, PA. We hope you can join us for this great photo exhibit and fundraiser to support me and my friend and fellow candidate, Amy Cozze. This is going to be a great event with one of the premier photographers of our time, Larry Fink. Information on Larry Fink and the event are online:

    secure.actblue.com/donate/tarah-probst-amy-cozze

    Gifts for the Good Life, 14 West Main Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072, Directions

    Tarah Probst - https://www.tarahprobstforsenate.com/

    Amy Cozze - https://www.amycozzeforstaterep.com/


    State House races:

     DISTRICT 115 - Coolbaugh, Paradise, Price, Stroud (District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Townships, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg Boroughs
     Maureen Madden,  Website  Facebook, State Representative in the 115th District.

    MaureenPicnic2018Rep Maureen Madden's Annual Fall Picnic. Sunday, September 16 at 2 PM - 5 PM. Please Join Rep Maureen Madden for her Annual Fall Picnic at the Roof park, 293 Keokee Chapel Rd, Paradise. Great Food, Live Music and Good Friends are always on hand at this event!. Get tickets here.

     

     

    DISTRICT 176 - Chestnuthill, Eldred, Jackson, Pocono, Polk, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Townships, Mt Pocono Borough.

    Claudette Williams,  Website   Facebook, Monroe County Democratic County Committee Chair and President of Mt. Pocono Borough Council.


     DISTRICT 189 - (Monroe County) Barrett, Hamilton, Middle Smithfield, Ross, Stroud (District 7), Smithfield Townships, Delaware Water Gap Borough.
                             - (Pike County) Delaware, Lehman, Porter Townships

     Adam Rodriguez,  Website   Facebook     Email US 

    20180909AdamRainbowMountainWe will be having lunch with Adam Rodriguez and several LGBTQ activists and others to talk about our current non-discrimination policy and other ways to become involved in advocacy in your community. 
    Sunday, September 9 at 12 PM - 4 PMpin
    Rainbow Mountain Resort
    210 Mount Nebo Rd, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301

     

     

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    Please send all updates and information about candidate events to candidates@monroepadems.com

  • Committee

    2018 Election Dates

    February 13 - First day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For all except Congressional races)
    February 27 - First day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For Congressional races)
    March 6 - Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For all except Congressional races)
    March 7 -First day to circulate and file nomination papers (For all except Congressional races)
    March 20 - Last day to circulate and file nomination petitions (For Congressional races)
    March 21 -First day to circulate and file nomination papers (For Congressional races)

    March 26 -First day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot 
                        Get your Absentee Ballot Application form HERE.
    April 16 - Last day to REGISTER before the primary 
    May 8 - Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot 
    May 11 -Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots 

    May 15 -GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

    Here are theDemocratic Candidates you can vote for in the May 15 Primary Election.
    ( If you are running for office in the 2018 Primary and not listed here please send your information to candidates@monroepadems.com )

     

     Democratic State Committee:

    These candidates represent Monroe County Democrats at the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee meetings. They serve on state level committees and caucuses and vote on matters before the State Democratic Party.

     You can vote for up to 3 Candidates.

      Cynthia Crowner, Monroe County Democratic County Committee Member
      Mark Dodel, Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Member
      Anne Tiracchia, Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Member

     Monroe County Democratic Committee:

    Each of our county's 50 precincts needs one committee man and one committee woman -- to be the backbone of our local Democratic Party.  They canvass and phone their neighbors to encourage them to vote for our candidates and are responsible for having poll watchers at their polling places on election day.  They also vote on matters which come before the County Committee, such as expenditures, endorsements, and election of officers.   The following is a list of precincts and candidates whose names you'll see on the ballot vote for them and of Democrats not on the ballot but willing to to be committee people, so please write them in. If a position is vacant, you can write in your own name on May 15.

     Vote for 1 man and 1 woman Candidate in each precinct.
     
    If no one is on the ballot you can write in yourself and help get our candidates elected.

    Precinct  Male  Female Note:    
     Barrett 1

     vacant

     vacant

     
     Barrett 2  vacant  vacant  

     Chestnuthill 1

     vacant  Nellie Gordon WRITE-IN  

     Chestnuthill 2

     vacant  vacant  

     Chestnuthill 3

     vacant  vacant  

     Chestnuthill 4

     William Bravo

     vacant  
     Coolbaugh 1  vacant  vacant  
     Coolbaugh 2  Gratz Washenik   WRITE-IN  vacant  
     Coolbaugh 3  Ron Byrd  WRITE-IN  Meredith Thompson  
     Coolbaugh 4  vacant  vacant  
     Delaware Water Gap   Jamie Levy  Aubrey Levy  
     East Stroudsburg 1st Ward  vacant  vacant  
     East Stroudsburg 2nd Ward  vacant  vacant  
     East Stroudsburg 3rd Ward  Roger Delarco  vacant  
     East Stroudsburg 4th Ward  vacant  vacant  
     East Stroudsburg 5th Ward  vacant  vacant  
     East Stroudsburg 6th Ward   vacant   vacant  
     Eldred  vacant  vacant  
     Hamilton North  Chuck Seese  Lois Heckman  WRITE-IN  
     Hamilton South  vacant  Kathleen Kilker  
     Jackson  Bob Lear WRITE-IN  Trudie Lear WRITE-IN  
     Middle Smithfield East  Adam Rodriguez  Beth Rodriguez WRITE-IN  
     Middle Smithfield West  Thomas Gansel  vacant  
     Mount Pocono  Haynes Velasco  WRITE-IN  Stacy Stewart-Keeler WRITE-IN  
     Paradise  vacant  Cheryl Phillips  WRITE-IN  
     Pocono 1  vacant  vacant  
     Pocono 2  vacant  Christina Grape-Garvey  
     Pocono 3  vacant  vacant  
     Pocono 4  Frank Zini  Jane Cilurso  
     Polk  vacant  Candy Burger WRITE-IN  
     Price  Adam Mosher  WRITE-IN  Sandra Mosher  
     Ross  Robert Heeter  WRITE-IN  Linda Zak  
     Smithfield 1  Rich Cullin WRITE-IN  Louisa Dombloski  
     Smithfield 2  vacant  Julie Weber  
     Smithfield 3  Robert Lovenheim  Mary Ellen Higgins  
     Stroud 1  James Roman  Susan Macovsky  
     Stroud 2  David Derosa
     Luna Mishoe
     Angelica Badillo  Vote for 1 male in primary
     Stroud 3  Pietro Calcaro  Mary Lou Huber  WRITE-IN  
     Stroud 4  vacant  Jennifer Shukaitis  
     Stroud 5  vacant  vacant  
     Stroud 6  Thabo Mokgadi  Chareen Williams-Edwards  
     Stroud 7  William Randolph  vacant  
     Stroudsburg Ward 1  Boyd Weiss  vacant  
     Stroudsburg Ward 2  vacant   Cynthia Crowner  
     Stroudsburg Ward 3  vacant  Anne Tiracchia  
     Stroudsburg Ward 4  Anthony Lanfrank WRITE-IN  Elizabeth Labar  
     Stroudsburg Ward 5  James Smith  vacant  
     Tobyhanna East  Stanley Menking  vacant  
     Tobyhanna West  vacant  DIana Fritz WRITE-IN  
     Tunkhannock  Joseph Olall  Barbara Clark  

     

     

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