Alton misses lt gov. deadline

Published by James O'Toole on .

Brenda Alton, a former advisor to the Harrsiburg mayor, missed the deadline for submitting her petitions to get on the primary ballot for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. 

Barring challenges, it appears that the other Democratic contenders managed to meet the standard of having collected 1,000 signatures from Democrats, including 100 in each of five counties.

That leaves the Democratic contenders as Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith; former football coach Jay Paterno, Harrisburg Councilman Brad Koplinski, state Sen. Mike Stack, state Rep. Brandon Neuman, and former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz.

Ms. Alton apparently lost a race to the crossing at the Department of State, where the petitions were due by the close of business Tuesday.  According to the Patriot-News, Ms. Alton at the 5 p.m. deadline, but an associate she ahd been waiting for failed to show up to deliver the signatures.  Ouch.

On the GOP side, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley was the only one to file.  He'll be runnig again in November with Gov. Tom Corbett, unless that Guzzardi juggernaut takes off.


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