Voters head into the polls to cast their ballots Nov. 6 at Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle.

The four Democratic candidates for Cumberland County commissioner will be holding a forum at Dickinson College on May 1, ahead of the May 21 primary.

Candidates Michael Fedor, Jean Foschi, Kate McGraw, and Donald Travis will make statements and take questions from panelists at the forum, which will begin at 7 p.m. at Dickinson’s Allison Hall.

The forum will be moderated by Dickinson political science professor Sarah Niebler, with panelists from the organizations sponsoring the event.

The announcement comes from the Carlisle Area Democratic Committee, which is organizing the forum alongside the Dickinson College Democrats, the Cumberland County Democratic Committee, the East Pennsboro Democratic Club, Central Cumberland Democrats, South Middleton Democrats and Progressive Pints.

All three Cumberland County commissioners’ seats are up for election in 2019 for four-year terms.

At the May 21 primary, each party will select two candidates for the general ballot. The top three candidates in the November 5 general election will be seated, creating a board with two majority-party commissioners and one minority-party commissioner.

Democratic Commissioner Jim Hertzler announced his retirement earlier this year, leaving the Democratic ticket open.

The county’s two current Republican commissioners, Gary Eichelberger and Vince DiFilippo, are unopposed in the GOP primary.

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Email Zack at zhoopes@cumberlink.com.


Cumberland County/Investigative Reporter

Reporter for The Sentinel.