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A slate of candidates opposed to closing an elementary school and higher elementary class sizes will hold four seats on the school board.

Because three candidates endorsed by the Save NA Schools group won nomination in May on both the Democratic and Republican tickets, the race was basically between incumbents Thomas Schwartzmier on the Republican ballot and Daniel Hubert on the Democratic ballot for the fourth four-year term.

Mr. Schwartzmier received 62 percent of more than 5,300 votes to defeat Mr. Hubert. Tara Zimmerman Fisher, who received the most votes (4,917), Scott Russell and incumbent Ralph Pagone were the other winners.

“It’s incredible to see what has been achieved by a group of thoughtful, committed residents in this district,” said Mrs. Fisher, a 1994 graduate of North Allegheny.

Mr. Russell said he was “excited to serve as a school director for North Allegheny. “I look forward to working with the current and new board members.”

“The results of yesterday’s election were a huge win for the current students, future students, and taxpayers of the North Allegheny School District,” Mr. Pagone said.

“Thank you to our friends and citizens for being informed and educated voters, and congratulations on having your voices heard.”

A candidate endorsed by Save NA Schools also took the two-year term created when Beth Ludwig resigned.

Kevin Mahler, who was running as an Independent, defeated the endorsed Republican candidate, Gary Wenig. The Democrats did not nominate a candidate for the special election.

“I greatly appreciate the efforts of everyone who helped with my campaign,” Mr. Mahler said. “As a school director, I will work hard to represent the best interests of the whole NA community.”

With the election, seven of the nine school board seats will be held by McCandless residents. Mr. Schwartzmier lives in Franklin Park, while board President Maureen Grosheider lives in Marshall. Linda Bishop, who also lives in Marshall, did not seek re-election.

– Sandy Trozzo

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In a local election, every vote counts.  Please get out and vote today!

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Vote FISHER-PAGONE-RUSSELL for a 4-year term on the NA SCHOOL BOARD.

Vote MAHLER for a 2-year term on the NA SCHOOL BOARD.

Do not to select the “straight party” voting option.  Instead, make individual candidate selections.

Thank you for your support!

When you enter the voting booth on Tuesday, November 5, your first option will be to vote a “straight-party” ticket.  Do not choose this option.  Proceed by voting for individual candidates on each section of the ballot.

If you select the “Straight Party Option” to vote Republican or Democrat, Kevin Mahler will not get your vote for a 2-year term on the school board.  Mr. Mahler is running as an Independent.  He will only get your vote if you chose to make individual candidate selections.

The first two pages of the ballot are shown below for your convenience.

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The ballot for the November 5th election is shown below. The candidates endorsed by SaveNASchools have a check mark next to them.  Scott Russell, Tara Fisher and Ralph Pagone are running for 4-year terms.  Kevin Mahler is running for a 2-year term.

Please share this with other NA residents, friends, and family members.

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If you will not be present to vote on November 5, you will need to obtain an Absentee Ballot to cast your vote. The deadline to apply for an Absentee Ballot is Tuesday, October 29th.

Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at the Allegheny County Elections Division, Room 601 of the County Office Building, located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Ross Street downtown. For more information, you may call (412) 350-4520. Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may also obtain an application from the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Web site. There you may download, print, complete, sign and send the form to:

Attn: Absentee Voting Section
Division of Elections Allegheny County
542 Forbes Ave., Room 601
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2953
 

All completed Absentee Ballots must be returned to the office of the Elections Division by Friday, November 1st.

SaveNASchools has endorsed four school board candidates running in the November 5th general election.  To read their bios and learn more about their platform, please go to www.movenaforward.com.

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North Allegheny Patch
Marketing Research Director, NA Parent, Seeks Seat on North Allegheny School Board

Richard Cook, North Allegheny Patch

“Kevin Mahler is running in a special election for a two-year seat on the board.”

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North Allegheny Patch

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5 is Monday October 7. Registered voters who have moved or changed their name or party affiliation must also notify the Elections Division by October 7.

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On November 5, there will be a special election for a 2-year seat on the school board.  The seat was vacated in February, and must be filled for the remaining two years of the term.

The two candidates running in the special election are Kevin Mahler and Gary Wenig.

Mr. Mahler was nominated to the special election ballot by obtaining more than 500 signatures from Republicans and Democrats across the district.  He is running as an Independent.

Mr. Wenig was nominated to the special election ballot by the local Republican committee.  He is running as a Republican.  (Mr. Wenig was eligible for the 2-year position because he did not win the Republican or Democratic nominations for a 4-year position in the primary.)

SaveNASchools endorses Kevin Mahler for the 2-year seat because he is running on a bipartisan platform and has broad-based support from both Republicans and Democrats across the district.  Mr. Mahler is an 18-year district resident with strong ties to the NA community.  To read more, please go to  www.kevinmahler.com.

 

North Allegheny Patch

North Allegheny School Board Winners: Time for ‘New Ideas’

Propelled by their unified opposition to closing any of North Allegheny’s elementary schools, newcomers Scott Russell and Tara Fisher, along with incumbent Ralph Pagone swept both parties’ primaries for North Allegheny school director Tuesday.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Primary 2013/North: Small turnout equals some big changes

The results for North Allegheny school board show “there is a strong sentiment to move the district forward with new ideas and initiatives,” said Tara Fisher, who won nominations for the Republican and Democratic ballots in November, according to unofficial results from the Allegheny County Elections Division.

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