The nominating petition for county controller candidate Candice McMunn is being challenged by a group of Democrats who are seeking to keep her off of the ballot.
McMunn filed a petition containing 270 signatures nominating her to appear on the Democratic primary ballot. Candidates need 250 valid signatures to qualify.
The lawsuit is alleging 31 of those signatures are either duplicates, from individuals not registered to vote, or from people who do not live in Beaver County.
Those challenging McMunn’s petition are Democrats Jacqueline Rose Marchionda and Thomas Suica of Monaca Borough, Diana Parsons of Brighton Township, Josh Vanyo of New Brighton Borough, and Josh Hall of Pulaski Township.
If the challenge to her nominating petitions is unsuccessful, McMunn would face incumbent Controller David Rossi in the Democratic primary.
A hearing in the case has been set for March 27 before Common Pleas Judge Dale Fouse.