Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Redistricting in Lackawanna County

The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by the United States Constitution. The population is counted every 10 years and the results are used to allocate Congressional seats (congressional apportionment), electoral votes, and government program funding. Pennsylvania also uses that time to conduct their own reapportionment to adjust the districts of both the House and the Senate to account for population shifts.

The changes made to the districts go into effect for election purposes immediately but the districts remain the same for the purposes of representation until someone is elected and sworn in to represent the new district.

We will vote for candidates in 2012 according to the new district boundaries. Candidates for delegate and alternate delegate will also be elected from the new districts, not the current ones.

To help you negotiate the new districts, we have encapsulated the legal descriptions of the new districts below:


PA-10 Congressional District Currently Held by Tom Marino (R):

The PA-10 portion of Lackawanna County includes the Townships of Abington, Benton, Carbondale Northeast, Carbondale South, Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Fell, Gelnburn, Greenfield, Jefferson, La Plume, Madison, Newton, North Abington, and the Boroughts of Archbald Wards 2 & 3, Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Dalton, Moscow, Olyphant Wards 3-2 and Ward 4, Throop Ward 4, and Vandling.


PA-17 Congressional District Currently Held by Tim Holden (D):

The PA-17 portion of Lackawanna County includes the cities of Carbondale and Scranton, the Townships of Carbondale Northwest, Spring Brook, Thornhurst, and the Boroughs of Archbald Wards 1 & 4, Blakely, Dickson City, Dunmore, Jermyn, Jessup, Mayfield, Moosic, Old Forge, Olyphant Wards 1, 2, 3-1, Taylor, and Throop Wards 1, 2, & 3.


22nd Senatorial District Currently Held by John Blake (D):

LACKAWANNA and LUZERNE Counties.

All of LACKAWANNA County and Part of LUZERNE County consisting of the CITY of Pittston and the TOWNSHIPS of Jenkins and Pittston and the BOROUGHS of Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Exeter, Hughestown, Laflin, West Pittston and Yatesville.

Total population: 254,281


112th Legislative District Currently Held by Ken Smith (D):

LACKAWANNA County.

Part of LACKAWANNA County consisting of the CITY of Scranton (PART, Wards 09, 10, 11, 12, 17 and 19 [PART, Divisions 01 and 02]) and the BOROUGHS of Archbald, Blakely, Dunmore, Jessup, Olyphant and Throop.

Total population: 63,713


113th Legislative District Currently Held by Kevin Murphy (D):

LACKAWANNA County.

Part of LACKAWANNA County consisting of the CITY of Scranton (PART, Wards 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 [PART, Divisions 03 and 04], 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24) and the TOWNSHIP of South Abington and the BOROUGH of Clarks Green.

Total population: 64,445


114th Legislative District Currently Held by Sid Michaels Kavulich (D):

LACKAWANNA County.

Part of LACKAWANNA County consisting of the CITY of Carbondale and the TOWNSHIPS of Abington, Carbondale, Fell, Glenburn, Greenfield, Newton, North Abington, Ransom and Scott and the BOROUGHS of Clarks Summit, Dickson City, Jermyn, Mayfield, Moosic, Old Forge, Taylor and Vandling.

Total population: 63,360


115th Legislative District Currently Held by Sid Ed Staback (D):

MONROE County.

Part of MONROE County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Coolbaugh, Paradise, Pocono (PART, District 02), Price and Stroud (PART, Districts 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06) and the BOROUGHS of East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg.

Total population: 63,899

117th Legislative District Currently Held by Karen Boback (R):

LACKAWANNA, LUZERNE and WYOMING Counties.

Part of LACKAWANNA County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Benton, La Plume and West Abington and the BOROUGH of Dalton; Part of LUZERNE County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Dallas, Fairmount, Franklin, Hunlock, Lake, Lehman and Ross and the BOROUGHS of Dallas and Harveys Lake and All of WYOMING County.

Total population: 60,829

118th Legislative District Currently Held by Mike Carroll (D):

LACKAWANNA and LUZERNE Counties.

Part of LACKAWANNA County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Madison, Roaring Brook, Spring Brook and Thornhurst and the BOROUGH of Moscow and Part of LUZERNE County consisting of the CITY of Pittston and the TOWNSHIPS of Bear Creek, Buck, Jenkins, Pittston and Plains and the BOROUGHS of Avoca, Bear Creek Village, Dupont, Duryea, Hughestown, Laflin, Penn Lake Park and Yatesville.

Total population: 61,984

Saturday, November 12, 2011

2011 Post-Election Update

When compared to 2007, the last like-year election in Lackawanna County, the Republican Party of Lackawanna County had about 30% more candidates in 2011 than they did in 2007. Once the dust settled from the Primary Election and the Party made a few appointments, we had a total of 76 registered Republican candidates going in to the November 8, 2011 General Election.

While the results are still unofficial, it looks like 57 of our 76 candidates won on Election Day – a 75% win rate. That does not include any write-in candidates that were successful or any registered Democrats that won on the Republican line. If we included those numbers in the total, our win rate would be even higher.

There are real success stories in these results. We added local officials in the county and, in some cases, added Republican elected officials in areas where there were none before.

We owe a sincere debt of gratitude to all who chose to run for elected office in Lackawanna County whether they won or lost. While we are working on increasing our number in the county, we remain only a 26% Republican county. In many of our municipalities, the rates were even lower than that. Despite the registration hurdles, all of our candidates sacrificed their time and their treasure to afford the voters of Lackawanna County choices.

Many of those that were unsuccessful in capturing enough votes to be elected were still successful in capturing a great deal of support from voters from other parties. That is an affirmation that our ideas, our values, and our principles cross party barriers and appeal to a wide array of people throughout the county. But, it also demonstrates that in 2012, much work remains to be done. We need to further organize our party committees in the county and its cities, boroughs, and towns.

Finally, with the redistricting paradigm reshaping the face of many of our state legislative districts, many of these races will be wide open. They are so dramatic that I would not be surprised to see challenges to current state representatives from their own party. We must work in earnest to recruit candidates for these positions. And, as a party, we must further improve our grassroots structure to offer all of our candidates the best possible support team available to them in the Commonwealth.

Thank you again to those of you that stepped up to serve as a candidate under the banner of the Republican Party.

Respectfully,

Lance Stange, Jr.

Chairman

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Frank Adamo for Lackawanna County Coroner


Name: Frank Adamo

Office Sought: County Coroner

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Frank A. Adamo, Dunmore Pa., the son of Louis and Irmgard Adamo, Scranton Pa. I currently reside in Dunmore Pa. with my wife Marion Mclaughlin Adamo, daughter Amanda and son Frank. I also have a son Jason who resides in Florida with his wife Cathy and my granddaughter Mia.

Being born and raised in Lackawanna County, I attended the Scranton Public Schools graduating from Scranton Technical School before attending Lackawanna Junior College and Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse New York.

Why are you the best person for the job?

I have been a practicing licensed funeral director the past twenty-five years working for multiple funeral homes throughout Lackawanna County. I have been involved in many organizations including local amateur sports for many years.

I believe my years of experience, dedication to the profession and family values make me the Best choice in these very difficult times. I am a fiscal conservative and plan to implement a voice for the Taxpayers of Lackawanna County.

And, I am proud to say, I was appointed a Dean for Gross Anatomy Lab for The Commonwealth Medical College Scranton where I will assist in the educational and professional future of our Medical Professionals.

Republican Party Fall Dinner



Please Join the Republican Party of Lackawanna County for our
Annual Fall Dinner
With Guest Speaker
Representative Daryl Metcalfe


Friday, October 28, 2011
Club GOP Member Private Reception 6:00 to 6:30 PM
General Admission Cocktails 6:30 PM
Program and Dinner 7:00 PM

Ramada Inn
820 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

$50 per person at the door

Everyone in attendance will receive a ballot for our Presidential Straw Poll.
Winner to be announced that night.

Paid for by the Republican Party of Lackawanna County

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rick Santorum to Visit Lackawanna County this Monday


Everyone knows the road to Washington runs through Pennsylvania. But only the most astute politician knows that the road to Pennsylvania runs through Lackawanna County!

Rick Santorum knows that. That’s why Rick will be swinging by Lackawanna County Monday night.

Come out, enjoy some of the best pizza Lackawanna County has to offer and say hello to our old friend and former Senator!

When: Monday, August 29, 2011

6:00 PM

Where: Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant

443 South Main Street

Old Forge, PA 18518

Cost: Free!

Please RSVP for the event via email to lackawannagop-at-gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We need your help!

The Republican Party has six remaining vacancies for candidates for office that must be filled. We must act very quickly to fill these positions. This is an opportunity for the Republican Party to place someone on the November ballot to represent our Party. With the exception of the first position listed, all are two year unexpired terms. The positions we must fill are:

Valley View Region 1 (Archbald) School Director

Mid Valley Region 1 (Dickson City) School Director

Moosic Borough Tax Collector

Throop Borough Mayor

Vandling Borough Council Member

Commissioner Bruce Smallacombe has been nominated by the Jermyn Borough Republican Committee to fill the position for Jermyn Borough Mayor.

If you are interested or know of someone that is interested in being a candidate for one of these positions, please let us know as soon as possible. They can email us at lackawannagop@gmail.com or call the office at 570-346-7729.

P.S. The 112th and 113th Legislative Districts are having a joint organizational meeting tonight. Candidates are invited to attend. The meeting particulars are:

Clarion Hotel

300 Meadow Ave

Scrnaton, PA 18505

6:30 PM

Paid for by the Republican Party of Lackawanna County

Monday, July 11, 2011

Free NE Regional Grassroots Workshop

The Lackawanna GOP, in cooperation with Republican State Committee, will host a regional grassroots training workshop Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM at the Ramada Hotel, 820 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA.


All NEPA Republican committee members, activists, candidates and volunteers are invited to attend this free workshop.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

VACANCY NOTICE

The Executive Board of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County will be interviewing candidates to fill the vacant position of Lackawanna County Commissioner.

Qualified candidates should be registered Republican electors of Lackawanna County. They shall be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Lackawanna County at for at least one year. They must be free of conviction of a felony of any degree and/or a conviction of a violation of the Pennsylvania Election Code.

The position of County Commissioner is considered a full-time position. A candidate for this position is expected to devote the time and effort to official County business as is required for full time employees of the County Government generally.

Please note, a County Commissioner is prohibited from holding any other County Office or County employment for compensation, any other elective public office, any other political employment for compensation during their term of office.

Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should forward a letter of intent to lackawannagop@gmail.com or call the Republican Party office to make their intentions known at 570-346-7729.

Candidates should present themselves for interview by the Executive Board of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County on:

Saturday, June 25, 2011
10:00 AM
Ramada Inn
Northern Blvd
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Lance Stange
Chairman
Republican Party of Lackawanna County

Friday, April 1, 2011

PA Tax Freedom Day - April 14th

Pennsylvania's Tax Freedom Day will arrive on April 14 this year, the 104th day of 2011. That means Pennsylvanians will work well over three months of the year, from January 1 to April 14, before they have earned enough money to pay this year's tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels.

Does it bother you that you worked over 100 days this year just to pay the government?

It should.

The real question is, what are you going to do about it?

Hopefully, your answer is that you will get involved in some way to demand tax reform.

Some suggestions:
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about taxes.
Call you Federal, State, and Local Elected Officials and demand tax reform.
Call talk radio programs to talk about how taxes impact you.
Get involved with a group of other Patriotic Pennsylvanians.
Volunteer to help a political candidate that shares your views on taxes.

Winning the tax reform fight begins with you.

So, how will you celebrate Pennsylvania's Tax Freedom Day?

For more information, visit:
http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxfreedomday/

If you use facebook, go to http://on.fb.me/ebu7Q7

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Candidate Forum

The Republican Party of Lackawanna County and the Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women will co-host a candidate's forum next week.

When: Monday, April 4, 2011
Where: Clarion Hotel, 300 Meadow Ave, Scranton, PA
When: 6:30 PM
Cost: Free!

All Magisterial District Judge and County-Level registered Republican candidates were invited to attend. So far, the following have confirmed their participation:

Bill Jones II, County Commissioner Candidate
Patrick O'Malley, County Commissioner Candidate
Bruce Smallacombe, County Commissioner Candidate

Robert Castellani, County Controller Candidate

Frank Adamo, County Coroner Candidate

Atty. Robert Trichilo - Magisterial District Judge Candidate (Dunmore, North Scranton, Green Ridge)
Atty. Patrick Scanlon - Magisterial District Judge Candidate (South Scranton, East Mountain, Minooka)

Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 Republican Candidates

Lackawanna County has over a 30% increase in the number of candidates seeking office this year when compared to 2007.

This is great news for the party but means me we have far more candidates that we need to help.

We are in the process of collecting campaign info for each candidate so if you would like to help out with any of the races, send us an email.

It is important to note that many races such as Magistrates and School Directors allow cross filing. This means a Democrat can appear on your Republican ballot.

The list below represents only those candidates who are actually registered Republicans.

County Offices:
William Jones - County Commissioner
Patrick O'Malley - County Commissioner
Bruce Smallacombe - County Commissioner

Robert Castellani - County Controller

Frank Adamo - County Coroner

Magisterial District Judges:
Theodore Giglio - Magisterial District Judge 45-1-01
(Old Forge area)

Patrick Scanlon - Magisterial District Judge 45-1-03
(South Scranton, East Mountain, Minooka)

Robert Trichilo - Magisterial District Judge 45-1-06
(Dunmore, Green Ridge, North Scranton)

John Mercuri - Magisterial District Judge 45-3-02
(Moscow area)

Local Offices:
Frank Santoriello - Abington Heights School Director At Large
Tom Brogan - Abington Heights School Director At Large
Michael Fleming - Abington Heights School Director At Large
Warren Acker - Abington Heights School Director Reg 1
Gregory Madensky - Abington Heights School Director Reg 3
Cathy Hardaway - Abington Heights School Director Region 2
Larry Seymour - Benton Twp Supervisor
Todd Venosh - Blakely Borough Council
Peter Collins - Blakely Borough Council
Teresa Taramelli - Blakely Borough Council
Nancy Mark - Carbondale Area School Director Reg 1
Thomas Staple - Carbondale Area School Director Region 2
Scott Lowe - Carbondale Area School Director Region 3
Barry Phillips - Clarks Green Borough Council
Lynne Earley - Clarks Green Council Member
Joseph Sadowski - Clarks Summit Borough Council
David Jenkins - Clarks Summit Borough Council
Todd Dixon - Clarks Summit Borough Council
Donald Moyer - Clarks Summit Borough Council
Robert Bennett - Clarks Summit Borough Council
John Dsurney - Clifton Township Supervisor
Richard Batzel - Clifton Township Supervisor
June Ejk - Clifton Township Supervisor
Marlene Beavers - Covington Township Supervisor
Thomas Yerke - Covington Township Supervisor
Lorraine Daniels - Dalton Borough Council
William Brandt - Dalton Borough Council
Nancy Marchuck - Fell Township Auditor 2 Year Unex Term
Liana Smith - Glenburn Township Auditor
William Wicks - Glenburn Township Supervisor
Joseph Slebodnik - Greenfield Township Supervisor
Chris Arnone - Jefferson Township Supervisor
Theresa Estile - Jermyn Borough Council
Catherine Hosie - Jermyn Borough Council
John Mark - Jermyn Borough Council
Joseph Strauch - Lackawanna Trail School Director Reg 1
Carol Selwood - Lackawanna Trail School Director Reg 2
Mark Lombardi - Lackawanna Trail School Director Reg 3
Stanley Rzucidlo - Lakeland School Director Reg 1
Henry Stachura - Lakeland School District Reg 1
Clyde Ellsworth - LaPlume Township Auditor
Thomas Dickinson - LaPlume Township Supervisor
Sharon Wheeler - Madison Township Auditor
Allan McLain - Madison Township Supervisor
Phillip Setzer - Madison Township Supervisor
Deborah Hafler - Moscow Borough Auditor
Kim Bochicchio - Moscow Borough Auditor 2 Year Unex
Kevin Carr - Newton Township Supervisor
Gary Wilding - North Abington Township Auditor
Cynthia Lempicky - North Abington Township Auditor
Ralph Colo - North Pocono School Director Reg 2
Diane Croom - North Pocono School Director Reg 3
Michael May - North Pocono School Director Reg 3
Jason Dietz - North Pocono School Director Region 2
Robert Pagnotti - Old Forge Borough Council
Robert Semenza - Old Forge Borough Council
Deborah DeSando - Old Forge School Director
Patrick Aulisio - Old Forge School Director
James Hoover - Old Forge School Director
Thomas Bremer - Olyphant Borough Council
Kirk Zeiss - Ransom Township Auditor 4 Year Unex
William Brown - Ransom Township Supervisor
Michael Conigliaro - Riverside School Director
Catherine Schield - Roaring Brook Township Auditor
Lester Clark - Scott Township Auditor
Edward Hlavaty - Scott Township Supervisor
Ray Nearhood - Scranton City Controller
Lee Morgan - Scranton City Council
James Timlin - Scranton School Director
James Dougher - Scranton School Director
Mark Dougherty - South Abington Township Supervisor
Thomas Sunick - South Abington Township Tax Collector 2 Year Unex
Kenneth Genovese - Springbrook Township Supervisor
Joseph Zurcher - Springbrook Township Supervisor
John Bonacci - Springbrook Township Supervisor 2 Year Unex
Chris Smith - Valley View School Director Reg 2
Joseph Koniszewski - Valley View School Director Reg 2
Sharon Whitaker - Waverly Township Auditor
Ronald Whitaker - Waverly Township Supervisor

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Please Join the Republican Party of Lackawanna County for our

Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

With Guest Speaker

Senator Jake Corman

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cocktails 6:00 PM

Program and Dinner 7:00 PM

Club GOP Members Private Reception 6:00—6:30 PM

Ramada

820 Northern Blvd

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

$50 per person


Returns can be sent to:

Republican Party of Lackawanna County

400 Spruce Street, Suite 400

Scranton, PA 18503

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 List of Offices for Election (Tentative)

Many local offices will be up for Election in 2011. A tentative list of those offices is below. If you are interested in seeking public office, please contact the Republican Party of Lackawanna County as soon as possible.

County At Large
County Commissioner
Clerk of Judicial Records
County Controller
County Treasurer
County Coroner


Magisterial District Judge
Various Districts

Scranton City
Controller
Council
School Director

Carbondale City
Mayor
4 Year Council
Carbondale Area School Director Region 1 – 6th Ward
Carbondale Area School Director Region 2 – 1st & 5th Wards
Carbondale Area School Director Region 3 – 3rd & 4th Wards

Abington Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Abington Heights School Director Region 1
Abington Heights School Director at Large

Archbald Borough
Council
Valley View School Director Region 1

Benton Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Lackawanna Trail School Director Region 2

Blakely Borough
Controller
4 Year Council
2 Year Council
Valley View School Director Region 2

Carbondale Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Lakeland School Director Region 2

Clarks Green Borough
Council
Abington Heights School Director Region 1
Abington Heights School Director at Large

Clarks Summit Borough
Council
Abington Heights School Director Region 1 – Districts 1 & 3
Abington Heights School Director Region 2 – Districts 2 & 4
Abington Heights School Director at Large

Clifton Township
Supervisor
Auditor
North Pocono School Director Region 3

Covington Township
Supervisor
Auditor
North Pocono School Director Region 3

Dalton Borough
Council
Lackawanna Trail School Director Region 3

Dickson City Borough
4 Year Council
Mid Valley School Director Region 1

Dunmore Borough
Council
Dunmore School Director

Elmhurst Township
Supervisor
Auditor

Fell Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Carbondale Area School Director Region 1

Glenburn Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Abington Heights School Director Region 1
Abington Heights School Director at Large

Greenfield Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Lakeland School Director Region 1

Jefferson Township
Supervisor
Auditor

Jermyn Borough
Tax Collector
Council
Lakeland School Director Region 1

Jessup Borough
Council
Valley View School Director Region 3

LaPlume Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Lackawanna Trail School Director Region 3

Madison Township
Supervisor
Auditor
North Pocono School Director Region 3

Mayfield Borough
Council
Lakeland School Director Region 2

Moosic Borough
Mayor
Council
Riverside School Director

Moscow Borough
Council
Auditor
North Pocono School Director Region 2

Newton Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Abington Heights School Director Region 2
Abington Heights School Director at Large

North Abington Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Abington Heights School Director Region 1
Abington Heights School Director at Large

Old Forge Borough
Council
Old Forge School Director

Olyphant Borough
Council
Mid Valley School Director Region 2

Ransom Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Abington Heights School Director Region 2
Abington Heights School Director at Large

Roaring Brook Township
Supervisor
Auditor

Scott Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Lakeland School Director Region 3

South Abington Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Abington Heights School Director Region 3 – Districts 1-1, 1-2, 3-1, 3-2
Abington Heights School Director Region 2 – District 2
Abington Heights School Director at Large

Springbrook Township
Supervisor
Auditor
North Pocono School Director Region 2

Taylor Borough
Council
Riverside School Director

Thornhurst Township
Supervisor
Auditor
North Pocono School Director Region 2

Throop Borough
Council
Mid Valley School Director Region 3

Vandling Borough
Council
Forest City Regional School Director Region 4

West Abington Township
Supervisor
Auditor
Lackawanna Trail School Director Region 3