There are three local contests on the Republican ballot in next month's primary election. Two of the races are for school board seats and one for township supervisor. Typically, the candidates on the Republican general election ballot win their races.
Jane Ausel, Levi Kauffman, and incumbent Daniel Bender are competing for two places from Solanco School Board's Region 1. The region includes Eden and Providence townships and Quarryville Borough.
In Region 2, Glenn W. Robinson, Byron W. Graybeal, and incumbent Brian P. Musser are competing for the two available slots on the Republican general election ballot. Region 2 includes Drumore, Little Britain, and Fulton townships.
Robinson and Ausel also cross filed on the Democrat ticket, assuring them a place on the November ballot regardless of their success in the Republican primary contest.
There is just one candidate for the only position open in Region 3. Incumbent Charles 'Chip' Roten is unopposed on the Republican ballot. Region 3 includes Colerain, Bart, and East Drumore townships.
Each region has three board members. Traditionally, each municipality in a region has one board member.
Two school board incumbents, Steve Risk in Region 1 and Leon Ressler in Region 2, are not seeking reelection. Both have been on the school board since 2000.
There is also a contest in Eden Township, where incumbent supervisor Randon J. Kylar is being challenged on the Republican ballot by Lawrence M. Stoltzfus.
There are no primary races for six-year terms in the region's other seven townships, all of whom will be on the Republican ballot.
Lori Clossen is unopposed in Providence, as is incumbent Dwight Eshleman in Drumore. Incumbent Scott Osborne has no challengers in Fulton and incumbents Clark Coates and J. Richard Brenneman are unopposed in Little Britain. Nor are incumbents Ray Marvin, Bart, Walter Todd Jr., Colerain, and James Landis, East Drumore, being challenged.
In Drumore, incumbent Gerald L. Sensenig is on the Republican ballot to fill the remaining four years of the late Kolin McCauley's term. David Hanks is running unopposed on the Democratic ballot for the same position.
In Little Britain, there are no candidates on the ballot for a two-year supervisor's position.
Shawn Reimold was appointed to fill Dan Proffitt's position after he resigned. By the filing deadline, Reimold was not certain he would be available to complete Proffitt's term.
He is now certain he will be available and plans to mount a write-in to be placed on the November ballot.
There are three Republican candidate - Joy Kemper, Brian Braightmeyer, and Susan Noel - for three seats on Quarryville's borough council.
There are no primary candidates from either party for the six-year auditor's term in Colerain nor for the six-year, four-year, and two-year auditor's terms in Eden.