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Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009 Election Calendar Posted

Interest Growing In 2009 Elections

flagPotter County Director of Elections Sandy Lewis has issued the calendar for the 2009 elections, which include the Municipal Primary on May 19 and the Municipal Election on Nov. 3. Voters countywide will be selecting a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, District Attorney, Coroner and Jury Commissioners (two). Candidates for Judge and District Attorney have the option of cross-filing (running for both the Democratic and Republican nominations).

Candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions on Feb. 17. These must be filed with the Director of Elections no later than March 11.

Final day for voters to register, change party affiliation or report change of address is April 20. Voter registration will re-open on May 20 (the day after the Municipal Primary). Potter County Today

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think a qualifided person should take over in the Coroner's office. The one we have is a joke, HE HAS NO QUALIFICATIONS, other than being a funeral director. You can kill anyone in Potter County and he would rule it an accident or natural cause. Check the deaths and see for yourself. He declared a man died of a Heart attack even though he was NEVER treated for heart problems.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget your local school boards. There are seats up for election in 2009 also. Coudersport has four seats alone. Al Barry, Joe Lagrua, Bob Benson and David Long's terms are up. You can also croaafile for these positions.

Anonymous said...

I, a resident of Potter County, was appalled when I read the first comment posted above. Kevin Dusenbury has been the coroner of this area the entire time I have lived here. In my own personal experience he has fulfilled his duties to the fullest extent and has gone beyond doing his work by providing emotional support and friendship. And regarding the belief of having no medical history concerning a heart attack victim, heart related deaths are mostly evident and very common, and need no history to be proven. Saying that Dusenbury is solely a Funeral Director lacking qualifications is a joke. Obviously, he, a trained professional, has the knowledge to competently complete his job, and has my, and my family’s complete and total support.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the last comment. Kevin is a true friend to the county residents and does an excellent job as our coroner. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who could do a better job at this. It is not his job to do a complete autopsy and determine without a doubt what the C O D was. If you have a problem with this position then indeed run yourself and see what it intails. Kevin Thank you, you are a true asset to your and surrounding community's.

Anonymous said...

I have a problem with the person who states that Coroner Dusenbury is a "joke" and lacks "qualificatins" to do the coroners job. Kevin has to take continuing education hours yearly which are mandated by the Attorney Generals Office in the State of PA(which he does more than required).He also takes legal aspects and other courses not required. His son,who was Valedectorian of his High School, College and Mortuary Science School, is State and Nationally certified as a funeral director,and is following in his fathers' footsteps. As for the remark that he would rule any death as "natural" or "accidental", I find that comment a complete joke. Thousands of people die each year of heart attacks with no family or prior history of heart problems. An autopsy in Pa costs approximately $1,600 dollars of the Potter County taxpayers money. I have never known Kevin,not to autopsy anyone who died under suspicious circumstances, and I have known him since he moved here over 24 years ago. I have dealt with him professionally, as a member of our local emergency services and,he has handled the funeral arrangements of many of my family members. He has never been unprofessional, he is very caring and goes way beyond his duty to help families in any way he can to ease the pain of losing their loved ones, whether it natural or not. If there is any question as to the cause of death, he will send for an autopsy. I am not ashamed to say that I have voted for Kevin. I trust him to do his job and do it well. I am also not going to sign this behind a veil of being anonymous.

And to the person who thinks he can do a better job, and not be a "joke", the only requirements to be a Coroner in the state of Pa are to be 18 years old and get elected. You'd better get to the court house and pay your $150 fee to get the paperwork and signatures you need to get on the ballot soon though, time is ticking!

Bonita Estes, Shinglehouse

Anonymous said...

I know Kevin and support him. This is still a free country and the people have the right to express their opinions. We have our military fighting for us to keep that right.