Friday, March 23, 2012
D. Raja, Sue Means and Mark Mustio are competing in the April 24 primary for the nomination.
Three Republican candidates will vie for Pennsylvania Sen. John Pippy's seat in the state's 37th Senatorial District. Pippy, who has served in the state Senate since 2003, announced in January that he would retire from the state legislature at the end of his term in 2013. Candidates D. Raja, a Mt. Lebanon business owner who in November lost his bid to become Allegheny County executive, Bethel Park resident Sue Means and state Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, have filed to succeed Pippy. The Republican Committee of Mt. Lebanon has endorsed Raja, a former Mt. Lebanon commissioner. Means, an educator and longtime activist in support of limited government, told Peters Patch that she planned to serve only two terms in the legislature and would …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The congressman's announcement was made after Allegheny Councilman Vince Gastgeb ended a five-day campaign for the seat in the 37th senatorial district.
Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Mustio, R-Moon, said he will vie for departing Sen. John Pippy's seat in the November race. Mustio's bid for the 37th state senatorial district comes on the heels of Allegheny Councilman Vince Gastgeb's announcement that he will end his campaign for Pippy's seat just five days after it began. Mustio, who last week endorsed Gastgeb, said he chose to enter the race after the county councilman said he would no longer seek the position. Pippy, of Moon, said last week that he will not run for re-election. "Yes it is [a result of Gastgeb's departure]," Mustio said. "There were people who had approached me about it along the way. Me and [State Rep. and Pennsylvania auditor general candidate] John Maher and Vince [Gastgeb] …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Moon Republican was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in 2003.
State Sen. John Pippy, R-37th District, announced today he would not seek re-election. Pippy's office this afternoon released a statement on his retirement: "I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election to the Senate of Pennsylvania in 2012. Since 1997, I have had the pleasure of serving and working alongside the constituents of the 37th Senatorial District and 44th Legislative District. Over the years, I have met many wonderful and dedicated people in the public and private sectors, and am grateful for the support and encouragement of so many. It has been truly an honor and privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I will be forever grateful for that opportunity." Pippy, 41, of Moon, was elected to the state Senate in a…
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Moon voters re-elect Andrew Gribben to the township Board of Supervisors and unseat four incumbent school board members.
As the results rolled in over MCA-TV, the crowd erupted in applause. Moon Township Republicans gathered Tuesday evening at the Montour Heights Country Club, where they celebrated overwhelming victories on the Moon Area School Board and Moon Township Board of Supervisors in municipal races. Members of the self-described "Citizens for Education" ticket unseated incumbent Moon Area School Board members Mark Scappe, Lisa Wolowicz, Rosemarie Varsanik, James Donohue and first-time candidate Danny Barefoot. Scappe has served on the board since 1999. In January, Gia Tatone, Dennis Harbaugh, Mike Olszewski, Laura Schisler and Samuel Tranter will begin four-year terms on the board. Ron Steele was elected to the two-year term on the board. Schisler, …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Election polls throughout Allegheny County are now closed, marking the end of today's municipal election. Residents can watch a live broadcast of Moon-area results on Moon Community Access Television at 10 p.m. The cable access channel can be found on Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 35. The station will air results from the Moon Area School Board and Moon Township Board of Supervisors races. Check back with Patch later this evening and first-thing tomorrow for results and reaction.
Voter turnout has been mixed, candidates say.
Denny Lewis said after 60 years as a Crescent resident, he decided to run today as a write-in candidate for the township's Board of Commissioners. "It's a long shot, I know, but I figured I'd come out today and give it a shot," Lewis said between talking to voters outside the Crescent Township Building, which serves as a polling location. Lewis is the township's emergency management coordinator and works for US Airways. Candidates and campaign workers today are staked out at polling locations in Moon and Crescent, where many said voter turnout has been moderate. Samuel Tranter, a candidate for Moon Area School Board on the Citizens for Education Ticket, said he saw an uptick in senior citizens taking to the polls early this morning…
Check below for information about polling places in Moon and Crescent townships, and check back with Patch through the evening for up-to-the-minute election results.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
If you woke up with a sense of purpose this morning, that’s a good thing. Today is the municipal election, and Moon Patch is reminding you to get out there and vote. We’ll even point you in the right direction. Below is a list of local polling places in Moon and Crescent townships. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., so you’ll have plenty of time to get there before or after work. Editor Jenna Staul will be at polling sites and around town throughout the day to keep you updated on election progress and results. Check back with Moon Patch often for new details as well as final results from today's election. Still not sure how you'll vote? Review our 2011 Election Central Voters Guide. You'll find information and previous coverage…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The board also approved the purchase of a replacement boiler system for a township building.
Greenlea Drive resident Nelson Kletzly last night told the Moon Township Board of Supervisors that the opening of a group residence this year in his neighborhood will impact his vote in the Nov. 8 municipal election. "Next Tuesday is our big day: We all get to exercise our right to vote, and I've heard a lot of people say they've forgotten about things that have happened here in the township," Kletzly said. Kletzly and others protested the opening of a group residence on Greenlea Drive that houses residents who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses, calling for public officials to stop the opening of the home. Township officials, meanwhile, have said that nothing could legally be done to shutter the home. Two seats on the board will …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Moon and Crescent voters can tune in following the Nov. 8 election.
Moon Community Access Television will carry live election results following the Nov. 8 municipal election. Voters can tune in at 10 p.m. to Comcast channel 13 and Verizon channel 35 to watch live, unofficial election results for the Moon Area School Board and Moon Township Board of Supervisors races. The coverage will include background information on candidates and a breakdown of votes by each of Moon's 13 precincts. Check back with Patch Nov. 8 for live coverage of the election throughout the day.