Tarasi Likely to Remain on Primary Ballot Despite Exiting PA-17 Race
According to the Beaver County Times officials in Beaver and Butler counties were “moving forward” with Tarasi’s name on the ballot.
“I’m moving forward. I can’t wait any longer,” Beaver County elections bureau Dorene Mandity told the Beaver County Times.
“I agree with Dorene. I’m getting ready to move forward,” Butler county elections director Shari Brewer said.
Tarasi announced on March 27th that she would be dropping out of the primary, but failed to file the required paperwork with the Department of State to officially withdraw.
In order for her name to not appear on the ballot on May 15th, Tarasi will have to petition the Commonwealth Court. Tarasi has not filed a petition with the Court as of writing.
Update: PoliticsPA has learned that Tarasi has retained a lawyer to help her through the process of petitioning the Commonwealth Court and will be filing the petition within the next days.