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Township Election 2018: Bunch is only incumbent with no challenger

August 21, 2018

The official candidate filing period for the 2018 Woodlands Township Board of Directors election ended at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, with one last candidate filing papers for the Nov. 6 election. Unlike the contentious 2016 election, this year’s ballot will have fewer names and only three contested races.

Incumbent directors Gordy Bunch, Brian Boniface, John Anthony Brown and Bruce Rieser all filed their candidate papers early in the filing period, and after Monday’s deadline, only three incumbents had challengers.

Rieser will be challenged by local Vietnam veteran Francis “Frank” Dargavage; Brown will be challenged by Luis Granados; and Boniface is facing opponent Treva Taglieri.

Bunch, the township’s board chairman, will have no official challenger.

Any township resident interested in filing as an official “write-in” candidate for the Nov. 6 election has until 5 p.m., Aug. 24, to file those papers with township officials.

Board of Director members do not get paid and are elected for two-year terms. In 2017, directors Ann Snyder and John McMullan were re-elected, and the board’s newest member, Carol Stromatt, defeated incumbent Laura K. Fillault in the only contested race.

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