Rep. O'Neill Will Run Unopposed in Primary
The state Supreme Court ruled that would-be challenger Gloria Carlineo did not have enough signatures to remain on the GOP nomination ballot for the 29th district.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that Gloria Carlineo fell short of the 300 signatures required on her nomination petitions to appear on the April 24 primary ballot, phillyburbs.com reports.
Carlineo was prepared to challenge State Representative Bernie O'Neill for the GOP nomination in the 29th district, but Bucks County Republican Committee members Kiel Sigafoos and Tom Panzer, vice chairman of the Warminster board of supervisors, disputed her signatures in early March. The Commonwealth Court ruled against Carlineo, and the state Supreme Court affirmed the ruling on Thursday.
Carlineo's campaign chairman, Andy Raffle, told phillyburbs.com that Carlineo had at least 320 valid signatures and that the court unfairly threw out many of them because of minor technicalities.
O'Neill will be the sole Republican candidate on the primary ballot, and then he will face Democrat Brian Munroe in the general election. The 29th district covers parts of Warminster, Upper Southampton, Buckingham, Warwick, New Hope and Solebury.