GASD School Board Candidates — Fall 2021 Municipal Election

Seven candidates are on the ballot for the Gettysburg Area School District board of directors. They are: Jeremy Davis (Republican) Kenny Hassinger (Republican/Democrat; Incumbent) Ryan J. Morris (Republican) Jimmy Phelps (Democrat) John Ramirez (Democrat) Carrie Adams Soliday (Democrat; Incumbent) Michelle Smyers (Republican) We asked each of the candidates to share their information, but unfortunately only …

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A full guide to Pennsylvania’s 2021 Supreme Court election and other appellate judicial races

Danielle Ohl of Spotlight PA Spotlight PA is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — On Nov. 2, voters statewide will have the opportunity to choose a new justice for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, …

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Rita Frealing Gets to Work on Mayoral Campaign

After winning the Democratic primary over Chad Alan Carr and Kiersten Demps on Tuesday, Rita Frealing is basing her mayoral campaign on the issues of community safety, collaboration, and consensus.  “I’m ready to work,” said Frealing in a phone call yesterday. “Everyone will have a voice.” Frealing said the two major responsibilities the mayor was …

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Voters approve two PA ballot initiatives limiting governor’s power in disaster declarations

Two initiatives on yesterday’s statewide primary ballot designed to move emergency decisions from the governor’s office to the state assembly have been approved. Live results of the amendment votes as well as other state races can be viewed here. Amendment 1 limits the governor’s ability to use emergency disaster declaration orders and Amendment 2 removes …

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Frealing beats Carr and Demps in race for mayor slot

Rita Frealing has defeated Chad Adams Carr and Kierstan Demps in the Democratic mayoral candidate primary race. Final tallies had Frealing with 244 votes (41.85 percent), Carr with 218 votes (37.39 percent), and Demps with 110 votes (18.87 percent). Frealing will face Republican Thomas R. Carr in the fall municipal election. “Although I would have …

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Redding and Smith Run for County Offices

As part of our effort to keep our readers informed about the upcoming primary election, we are highlighting the candidacies of candidates who have shared their information with us. This post highlights two candidates running for Adams County Offices. Please click on the candidates’ cards to read their full statements.

Adams County Commissioners Proclaim “Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month,” “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,” and “Stand Against Racism Week” * Announce Changes in Polling Locations.

The Adams County Board of Commissioners has made the following proclamations: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month – April: Child abuse has been identified as a national health crisis. In Adams County, 1,313 incidents of alleged child abuse or neglect were reported in 2020. The Proclamation states, “all children deserve to have a safe, stable, …

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Mayoral Candidate Forum Tomorrow

Please mark your calendar for the online mayoral candidate forum to be held this Thursday April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Join Gettysburg Rising to learn more about the candidates running for Gettysburg Mayor in the May municipal primary election. Please contact Jenny Dumont at gettysburgrising@gmail.com for a link to the Zoom session. View the candidate …

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Bipartisan Group Encourages Residents to Run for Office

“You don’t have to have political experience. You just have to have the will to help your community,” said Gettysburg resident and borough council member Matt Moon as he described his entry into politics last year. Moon spoke this week at an online, bipartisan, meeting of elected officials and interested citizens sponsored by the local …

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Live Report: In-Person Voting Proceeds Smoothly in Adams County * Mail-in Results Will Come Tomorrow

The Connection will report full election results when they are released by the elections office. County Manager Steve Nevada said he anticipated the results would be made public by the end of the day (Wednesday). “We do not have a specific time as there are still thousands to go,” said Nevada. News Update: Tuesday, 6:45 …

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Adams County Will Use Three Teams of Five Persons Each to Count up to 21,000 Mail-in Ballots on Election Day

Adams County Director of Elections & Voter Registration Angie Crouse said the county would be using three teams of five persons each to count the mail-in and absentee ballots on election day. In each team one person will verify the ballot, the second person will open the outer envelope, the third will open the inner …

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2020 Election: Adams County PA Candidate Profiles

Gettysburg Connection asked each of the local candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 general election to answer a short questionnaire about their qualifications for office. Below are the responses we received. Despite multiple attempts to reach them, we have not heard from incumbent candidates John Joyce, Doug Mastriano, or Torren Ecker. Dan …

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Rich Sterner Challenges Doug Mastriano in Local State Senate Race [Episode 38]

Please see our 2020 Elections Page Please see our Candidate Profile Page Adams County is hosting contested races for U.S. Congressional Representative in the 13th district between Republican incumbent Dr. John Joyce and Democratic candidate Todd Rowley, as well as between incumbent state senator Doug Mastriano and his challenger Rich Sterner in the 33rd district. …

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Glenny and Schindel Featured in Washington Post Article on Gettysburg Political Conflict

The weekly conflicts between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and armed counter-protestors on the Gettysburg Square has been escalating and frequently turning violent. The Gettysburg Police Department has issued several citations for harassment and vulgar language over the past weeks, and arrested a man last weekend for his involvement in an incident in which Democratic State …

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State Senate Candidate Rich Sterner Injured in Gettysburg

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the incident occurred on the Gettysburg Square. The incident occurred on Breckenridge St. in Gettysburg. Listen to an interview with candidate Sterner Local candidate for the 33rd State Senate District Rich Sterner has reported on Facebook that he was pushed and injured during a …

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Democrats March in Gettysburg for Their Candidates

About 75 people as well as others who joined in the march as it passed through the historic Lincoln Square, united in support of Democratic candidates on Sunday afternoon. U.S. Congressional candidate Todd Rowley (photographed holding the Todd Rowley for Congress signs in the photo gallery) joined in, after hosting campaign events in McConnellsburg and …

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Adams County PA Election Information

2021 Municipal Primary Election Results On this page, we report the results of the Gettysburg Mayoral and Borough Council at large races, as well as each of the school district races in the county. Full results from the Adams County Elections Office are here. PA State election results are available here The Connection reports on …

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Rich Sterner Challenges Doug Mastriano in Local State Senate Race [Episode 38]

Please see our 2020 Elections Page Please see our Candidate Profile Page Adams County is hosting contested races for U.S. Congressional Representative in the 13th district between Republican incumbent Dr. John Joyce and Democratic candidate Todd Rowley, as well as between incumbent state senator Doug Mastriano and his challenger Rich Sterner in the 33rd district. …

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Election updates: Mail-in Ballots * Courthouse Ballot Dropoff * Gettysburg Ward 2 will Vote in the Fire Hall * Voting Deadlines

Please see our election voter guide with FAQ. The staff at the Adams County Elections Office is working hard to keep up with the expected 50,000 ballots that will be cast in the November 3 election, many of which will be mail-in. The office is continuing to send mail-in ballots to voters who have requested …

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2020 Election: Adams County PA Candidate Profiles

Gettysburg Connection asked each of the local candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 general election to answer a short questionnaire about their qualifications for office. Below are the responses we received. Despite multiple attempts to reach them, we have not heard from incumbent candidates John Joyce, Doug Mastriano, or Torren Ecker. Dan …

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