In Canton Borough in Tuesday's primary, there are three four-year seats open on council, and Andrew Campbell, Paige Vanryn, George T. Jennings, and Darryl M. Jannone are vying for the Republican nomination. A questionnaire was not received from Vanryn.

Name: Andrew Campbell

Age: 42

Address: 136 Troy St.

Office sought: Borough Council

Political party: Republican

Occupation: NTSWA (Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority)

Education: High School plus

1. Why are you seeking the office?

I feel the Canton community needs positive change.

2. What are your credentials for being an effective representative?

I have lived in Canton most of my life and graduated from the Canton Jr. Sr. High School. I served in the military for 5 years. I have previous worked at PennDOT and the Canton Borough Street Department. I have volunteered with the Canton Fire Department for 24 years and now am currently an officer in the department.

3. If you are the incumbent, what have you done to deserve re-election?

N/A

4. If you are a challenger, what have you done to prepare for holding the office?

I have been attending council meetings and talking to the people in the community about their concerns they have. I also have talked to previous council members to see what this job entails.

5. What are the top three issues as you see them and what would you do about them?

I would like to bring transparency and common sense to the operations and policy making of the borough council. I think we need to look at better utilizing Canton's financial resources. I feel we need to address the drug issue that is prevalent in Canton.

6. In the coming years, how would you like to see your municipality use its revenue from the impact fee on gas drilling?

We will have to see how much we get. I would like the community's involvement to help in creating a vision for a better Canton. I am committed to the idea that Canton can once again be a community with opportunity and a future for its youth and families.

7. What is your philosophy about taxation?

Only as a last resort when other avenues of revenue have been exhausted.

8. How have you been campaigning?

I have speaking to the people in the community about my attentions of running for borough council.

Name: George Jennings

Age: 40

Address: 139 Fassett, Canton

Office sought: Borough council seat

Political party: Republican

Occupation: Equipment operator

Education: 11th grade

1. Why are you seeking the office?

I think it's time for a change. Help make better decisions. People in this town asked me to run.

2. What are your credentials for being an effective representative?

I have been around Canton all my life.

3. If you are the incumbent, what have you done to deserve re-election?

N/A (not applicable) I am not getting re-elected. This is my first time running.

4. If you are a challenger, what have you done to prepare for holding the office?

Went out and got people to sign.

5. What are the top three issues as you see them and what would you do about them?

A. Break up the votes on council.

B. Get rid of some employees .

C. Help get better police coverage.

6. In the coming years, how would you like to see your municipality use its revenue from the impact fee on gas drilling?

Help keep our streets in better shape than they are.

7. What is your philosophy about taxation?

Keep the taxes down.

8. How have you been campaigning?

No.

Name: Darryl M. Jannone, Command Sergeant Major (Retired), U.S. Army

Age: 45

Address: 267 West Union Street, Canton, PA 17724

Office sought: Canton Borough Councilman

Political party: Republican

Occupation: U.S. Army (Retired), Substitute teacher/In-school suspension teacher

Education: Bachelors degree - Troy University in Criminal Justice. 1985 graduate of Canton High School.

1. Why are you seeking the office?

It is my sincere desire to support and improve my hometown through active participation in its priorities. Let me be very clear, I have no axe to grind, no hidden agendas and no predispositions. After nearly 27 years of active duty support to our great nation it is my intent to do all I can to maintain or improve our hometown.

2. What are your credentials for being an effective representative?

I bring a unique perspective to the Borough Council with nearly 27 years of experience as an US Army Military Policeman Command Sergeant Major and a US Army Garrison Command Sergeant Major. I will use my military experience, command experience and combat experience to make sound, fiscally responsible and lasting decisions that improve the quality of life, safety and security of our residents in a cost effective manner.

3. If you are the incumbent, what have you done to deserve re-election?

Having been recently appointed to the Canton Borough to fill a vacancy on the council, I have wasted no time in engaging it the decisions that impact Canton's infrastructure, Roads and Streets and Emergency Management to include the borough council's efforts as it's emergency services manager in support of super storm Sandy.

4. If you are a challenger, what have you done to prepare for holding the office?

N/A

5. What are the top three issues as you see them and what would you do about them?

I will bring a disciplined, common-sense approach to decision making in the Canton Borough with a focus on fiscal stewardship of tax payers dollars and effectiveness in our practices across the borough. We live in a cost culture environment with a limited tax base so every effort must be made to get the maximum for our dollars.

Having said that my top three priorities are: road conditions/borough infrastructure; police and public safety; and Canton Pride with a focus on tradition and pride through active participation and ownership of our own homes, businesses, veterans programs and schools. Canton is a great place to live and work and that belief is the foundation to my efforts.

6. In the coming years, how would you like to see your municipality use its revenue from the impact fee on gas drilling?

As a borough we need to maximize every dollar born from gas drilling to protect our environment, improve our roads and fund local initiatives across our borough to include education and athletics in our school district. Warrior pride is a way of life, not a slogan.

7. What is your philosophy about taxation?

As a conservative, my beliefs about taxation are simple - get the most for our tax base with the limited amount of funds available without mortgaging our future as a borough. Spend only what we have or what we are willing, as a borough based on the input of the residents, to invest to improve the quality of life, safety and security for our citizens. When it comes to rational spending, I believe that a requirement or service placed on the borough without proper funding is nothing more than a hallucination. Raising taxes is a last resort so the spending the funds provided through taxation needs to be thoroughly planned and executed.

8. How have you been campaigning?

I'll let my actions do most of my talking for me. I have been and will continue to be an active participant in all of Canton's priorities. I will be a common figure at all events that impact the quality of life for our borough residents, businesses and schools. Basically, I intend to campaign through continued active participation in our community.