|Luzerne County Judges|
WILKES-BARRE – Seven candidates will vie for six open seats for Luzerne County judge in the November general election, according to unofficial tallies in Tuesday’s primary.
Five of the seven candidates will have an edge in November general election as they secured nominations on both the Democratic and Republican ballots: Fred Pierantoni, Michael Vough, Joseph Sklarosky Jr., Lesa Gelb and Jennifer Rogers.
The remaining two, Molly Hanlon Mirabito, captured a spot on the Democratic ballot, while Richard “Dick” Hughes secured a spot on the Republican ballot.
Pierantoni was the top vote getter on the Democratic ballot, with 16,787 votes, while Hughes topped the Republican ballot with 9,912 votes.
Fred Pierantoni celebrates his win for Luzerne County Judge with his wife, Donna, left, and sons, Fred and Matt, right at the Dupont VFW Tues. evening. S.John Wilkin/The Times Leader