No Dems challenge sitting reps
SUNBURY - State Rep. Lynda J. Schlegel Culver (R-108) of Rockefeller Township is the only candidate so far from the two legislative districts in Northumberland County to file a nomination petition for the May 20 primary election.
State Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107) of Elysburg said Saturday he is running for re-election and plans to file his petition Monday.
Tuesday is the deadline to file petitions with the state election bureau in Harrisburg.
Culver and Masser will be seeking their third consecutive two-year terms and, as of now, it doesn't look like either will face any opposition this year.
"No candidates have come forward for either state representative position," Roger Babnew, chairman of the Northumberland County Democratic Committee said, when contacted Saturday afternoon. "I find it embarrassing that we can't get candidates."
It's possible that Democratic candidates could be nominated through write-in votes in the May 20 primary.