Tuesday was the deadline for candidates in municipal elections to file petitions to appear on the May 21 primary ballot. Here in Elizabethtown, three people for three seats on Borough Council have filed and are running unopposed, according to Randall O. Wenger, chief registrar for Lancaster County Registration and Elections.
They are incumbents Dale Treese in Ward 3 and and J. Neil Ketchum, currently council president, in Ward 2.
The third is J. Marc Hershey, treasurer of the Elizabethtown Fire Department, a newcomer to council who is running to replace longtime Councillor Meade Bierly. Bierly announced that, after 40 years serving on council, that he was not running for another term this year.
I have to say that it has been a pleasure serving on council with Meade Bierly. He brings a wealth of experience and insight to the table that has served me well in the past six years, not to mention the borough as a whole.