More Mayoral Candidates Added

From the Sentinel:

With time running out for candidates interested in filling the unexpired term of mayor in Carlisle, two more men have thrown their hats in the ring.

Douglas Heineman announced Wednesday he had submitted his paperwork to the borough to be considered for the appointment.

And former council president Sean Shultz, who left council for an unsuccessful run at Cumberland County commissioner last year, submitted his application Thursday.

The vacancy comes after former mayor Kirk Wilson announced in late December he was resigning to take a job as a news reporter at CBS-21 in Harrisburg. The borough has been without a mayor since 11:59 p.m. Jan. 3. In the interim, Borough Council President Perry Heath has been acting mayor. Read More here

The other candidates for the mayoral appointment are:

• Griffin Hamilton, retired from the U.S. Navy, is an 11-year resident of Carlisle and holds a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master of science degree in physics from the University of Florida.

• Nathan Harig, the assistant chief for administration at Cumberland-Goodwill EMS, is a lifelong Carlisle resident who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, and a master’s degree in transatlantic studies from Jagiellion University, Krakow, Poland.

He says he will not seek election if appointed.

• William “Doc” Kronenberg, owner of Smith’s Appliance and Electronics Center in Carlisle, recently reitred from council after 16 years.

He says he will not seek election if appointed.

• Tim Scott is a lifelong borough resident. He announced his desire for the appointment four days after Wilson announced his resignation. A current borough council member, he is the chair of the sustainability and community planning committee and the vice chair of the public safety committee.

He says he will seek election in 2013.

• Roger Spitz is a retired Carlisle native who served on council for 10 years and says he has seen both good and bad changes in the borough.

He says he would possibly seek election in 2013 if he was appointed and possibly seek election even if he’s not.