Williamsport Mayor


Derek Slaughter – D

Slaughter was born in Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 1999. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and then earned his Master of Education degree from the University of Maryland. Slaughter has taught in the Williamsport Area School District where he also was the head coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team for 10  seasons. In addition, he is an adjunct math instructor at The Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Running Platform

  • Government transparency
  • New energy and management for the city
  • Modernize and streamline government

Eric Beiter – R

Beiter and his wife, Brooke, live on Highland Terrace with their three daughters, Charlotte, Valerie and Noelle. Beiter is a graduate of Bishop Neumann High School and Arcadia University with a degree in Business Administration. He is currently the store manager of Beiter’s Home Center.

Running Platform

  • Acknowledge city tax concerns
  • Provide a city where families and businesses can thrive
  • Reassessing the structure of government

Gabe Campana – (write-in)

The incumbent mayor, Gabe Campana announced his re-election write-in campaign in October. He previously sought the Republican nomination for Lycoming County commissioner but did not receive enough votes to get on the ballot. Campana is coming to the end of his third term as mayor.

Running Platform

  • Infrastructure improvement
  • Streets and paving
  • Parks and recreational development