Monroe County PA Candidates

  • Candidates

    For the complete primary election results - see this link.

    In November Vote for our Democratic candidates!

    State Wide Democratic Candidates

    Democratic Statewide Judges (Learn more on the Statewide Candidate page)

    Justice Debra Todd has been on the PA Supreme Court for 10 years and is now up for retention
    She is listed separately on the ballot. Vote Yes for her retention

      Dwayne D. Woodruff   Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
      Debbie Kunselman  PA Superior Court  Maria McLaughlin  PA Superior Court
      Geoff Moulton  PA Superior Court  Carolyn Nichols  PA Superior Court
      Ellen Ceisler  PA Commonwealth Court   Irene Clark PA Commonwealth Court  

    Monroe County

    Coroner -Thomas Yanac, Jr. -  facebook page -  Tom is highly qualified for this position. As a long-time funeral director, and person of great integrity, Tom has been known to quietly assist those in need in many ways. He will bring honesty and compassion to the Coroner's office, and provide the services of the office in a more cost-efficient manner.

    Treasurer - Jennifer Shukaitis - facebook page Jennifer is highly qualified for the position of Treasurer. She is a lifelong Monroe County resident, and granddaughter of the first woman to become Monroe County Commissioner, Nancy Shukaitis. Jennifer has over 17 years of Business Management experience including all aspects of business operations, including but not limited to payroll and bookkeeping. She has also been working in the accounting field, as well as medical coding and billing field, for the past several years. EDUCATION: Master's Degree  from Colorado State University; Bachelor's Degree in Biology from East Stroudsburg University, Cum Laude honors. Courses including calculus, statistics, economics; Continuing Education courses in Business Management from Northampton Community College

    Townships and Boro Races

    Barrett Township, Supervisor - LOREE GUTHRIE, PATRICIA O'KEEFE

    Coolbaugh Township, Supervisor - LYNN KELLY, CLARE COLGAN

    Delaware Water Gap, Mayor - AUBREY LEVY

    East Stroudsburg, Mayor - ARMAND M MARTINELLI

    East Stroudsburg Councilmember - SONIA WOLBERT,  ROGER DELARCO

    Eldred Township, Supervisor - GARY A HOFFMAN

    Hamilton Township, Supervisor - KATHLEEN M KILKER - facebook 

    Middle Smithfield Township, Supervisor - ANNETTE ATKINSON - facebook

    Mt. Pocono Boro, Mayor - FREDERICK T COURTRIGHT


    Pocono Township, Commissioner - ROBERT M DEYOUNG

    Polk Township, Supervisor - MICHAEL HURLEY, JOAN MCKINSEY

    Price Township, Supervisor - JOHN BRUSH

    Ross Township, Supervisor - RUSSELL BUTCH KRESGE

    Stroud Township, Supervisor - THABO MOKGADI

    Stroudsburg Boro, Mayor - TARAH PROBST - facebook

    Stroudsburg Boro, Councilmember - MATT ABELL, ANTHONY LANFRANK (facebook),BOYD WEISS

    Tobyhanna Township, Supervisor - DIANNA FRITZ

    Tunkhannock Township, Supervisor - FRANCIS DePIANO 

    East Stroudsburg School District - School Director at large 

    Ronn Bradley

    Richard W Schlameuss

    George C Andrews

    Pleasant Valley School District - School Director at large 

    Linda Micklos

    Len Peeters

    Donna Yozwiak

    Gerald McGuigan

    Pocono Mountain School District - School Director region - 3 

    Michael Stern 

    Stroudsburg School District - School Director at large 

    The following four are running as a team - facebook

    Alexander Reincke

    Jim Burke

    Cem Zeytinoglu

    Tameko Patterson


    Smithfield, Middle Smithfield, Delaware Water Gap--Brian Germano

    Coolbaugh Township--Danielle Travagline

    Stroud, Hamilton Townships--Dan Higgins

    Pocono, Jackson Townships--Jennifer Ann Wise

    Chestnuthill, Polk, Eldred, Ross Townships--Debby York

    Borough of East Stroudsburg--Michael Muth







  • 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.



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