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Five Board Candidates Offer Viewpoints

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
May 14, 2023
Posted in: McKeesport and Region News, Politics & Elections

Five of the candidates running for McKeesport Area School Board have offered their views on pressures facing the district, relating to student achievement, building safety and charter schools.

There are 13 candidates filed to run for five seats on the school board, which has nine members in all. In addition to the city, the school district serves Dravosburg, South Versailles Twp., Versailles and White Oak.

School board elections are officially non-partisan and candidates may file to run in more than one party. Of the 13 candidates, 11 are filed as both Republicans and Democrats, while two have filed only as Democrats.

The primary election is this Tuesday. Voters from each party will choose candidates who will run in the general election in November.

In April, Tube City Almanac mailed a questionnaire to all 13 candidates at their homes, and a reminder was mailed one week later. All candidates received the same questions. Five candidates had responded as of May 13:

Jeffery Anderson (Democratic)

Diane Elias (cross-filed Democratic/Republican)

Matthew Keller (cross-filed Democratic/Republican)

Matthew Mols (cross-filed Democratic/Republican)

Cameron L. Preston (cross-filed Democratic/Republican)

Other candidates include:

James Brown, Kansas Ave., White Oak, Republican/Democratic
Nikita Crumb, Yester Square, McKeesport, Democratic
Thomas Filotei, O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport, Republican/Democratic
Mark Holtzman, Cleveland St., McKeesport, Republican/Democratic
Joe Lopretto, North Grandview Ave., McKeesport, Republican/Democratic
Jason Pavlecic, Vermont Ave., White Oak, Republican/Democratic
David Seropian, White Tail Ln., White Oak, Republican/Democratic
Tiffany Wampler, Stockholm St., McKeesport, Republican/Democratic

Originally published May 14, 2023.

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