Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ray Nearhood Update

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kenn Anderson
Nearhood Campaign to Continue With Help of Friends of Ray Nearhood
SCRANTON - While attempting to avoid a stopped vehicle on the highway, Ray Nearhood was involved in a very serious car accident in mid-August. Another vehicle was also involved, with serious injuries sustained by the passengers. The friends and family of Ray Nearhood continue to offer their prayers for a speedy recovery to all involved.
Mr. Nearhood’s injuries are extensive. Because of this, his family initially asked that both his campaign committee and the Republican Party of Lackawanna County withhold any comment on his condition or his campaign until his physicians could better assess his situation. Mr. Nearhood is still undergoing treatment and has a very difficult road ahead of him. He is, however, improving. Because of this, his family, friends and supporters have decided to continue his campaign for State Representative.
Kenn Anderson Sr., Chairman of the Friends of Ray Nearhood committee issued the following statement:
“Ray’s campaign started in the most challenging way possible – as a write-in candidate – where he beat the odds and secured the nomination. He did this for two reasons: first, because he knew that he could use his experience and education to help fix the problems plaguing Harrisburg; and second, because he wanted the voters of his district to have to have a choice in the November election. Ray’s advocacy for smaller, less intrusive government and his experience working with troubled governments to solve their financial problems is well known. It is that philosophy and that experience that Harrisburg needs right now. 
Because Ray is so passionate about helping this district and because we believe Ray is truly needed in Harrisburg, his family, friends and supporters have met and decided to continue his campaign for him while he recovers. As a long-time friend of Ray’s I can honestly say that Ray would never quit on a friend. We, the Friends of Ray Nearhood, will not quit on him.”
Lance Stange, Chairman of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County issued the following statement:
“Before this unfortunate accident, Ray worked his campaign daily. Rain or shine, you could hardly find a day that Ray wasn’t out pounding the pavement talking to voters. His dedication to this race was incredible. Now that his injuries make it impossible for him to meet the physical demands of his campaign, his supporters have agreed to pick up where Ray left off. It won’t be Ray knocking on your door; it will be one of his dedicated friends and supporters talking to you about why Ray is the best candidate for State Representative. Ray’s friends have come together for his campaign in a way I have never seen before. It is truly a testament to the kind of man Ray Nearhood is.”

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Convention Watching Event

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 6:00pm

Where: Republican Victory Center, 335 North Washington Ave, Scranton, PA

What: Watch Paul Ryan deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention

Cost: Free (food and beverages will be provided)
For more information, contact Bill Jones at 570-908-9770.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Free Garden Party Reception for Theresa Kane

You’re invited to a free garden party reception under the tent for Theresa Kane, candidate for 115th District State Representative.  The event will be hosted at the home of Art & JoAnne Wilson in Jermyn, PA.

Date: Friday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Location:  156 S Washington Ave., Jermyn, PA

Food and beverages will be served

Please join us for an evening of relaxation and a grassroots gathering to learn the candidate’s background and positions on issues important to us

RSVP not needed, but appreciated by emailing kaneforparep@yahoo.com or by calling 570-499-0600.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ray Nearhood Successful in Write-In Effort

Scranton, PA – Based on unofficial returns, Ray Nearhood was successful in his effort to secure the Republican nomination for Representative in the General Assembly for the 112th Legislative District.  Mr. Nearhood released the following statement:

“I would like to thank the hundreds of voters who took the time to write my name in for State Representative.  I would also like to thank the many volunteers that helped make our write-in campaign successful.  The results of today’s tabulation are incredibly encouraging.

“Voters from across the district came together in support of my candidacy and to guarantee that they would have a choice in the November General Election.  We all know there are many problems in Harrisburg.  My work in the private sector, background in public administration, and real-world experience working with municipalities and counties across the Commonwealth uniquely qualify me to offer real, common sense solutions to those problems.

“I look forward to the opportunity to discuss those solutions throughout the upcoming campaign season.”

Saturday, April 14, 2012

2 Write-In Candidates for Lackawanna County

Two candidates have stepped forward as write-in candidates for State Representative:

Ray Nearhood, write-in Candidate for State Representative

Ray Nearhood, Republican Party Treasurer, has announced a write-in campaign for State Representative in the 112th District. The 112th District includes:

Part of LACKAWANNA County consisting of the CITY of Scranton (PART, Wards 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 [PART, Divisions 01, 02 and 03], 16, 17, 19 [PART, Divisions 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06] and 20) and the TOWNSHIPS of Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Madison, Roaring Brook and Thornhurst and the BOROUGHS of Dunmore and Moscow.

Joe Gasdik, write-in Candidate for State Representative

Joe Gasdik has announced a write-in campaign for State Representative in the 114th District. The 114th includes:

Partof LACKAWANNA County consisting of the CITY of Carbondale (PART, Wards 03 [PART, Divisions 02, 04 and 05], 04 [PART, Division 01], 05 [PART, Divisions 01 and 03] and 06 [PART, Division 03]) and the TOWNSHIPS of Abington, Benton, Fell, Glenburn, Greenfield, La Plume, Newton, North Abington, Ransom, Scott, Spring Brook and West Abington and the BOROUGHS of Clarks Summit, Dalton, Moosic (PART, Wards 01, 02, 03 and 04 [PART, Division 01]), Old Forge, Taylor (PART, Wards 03, 04, 05 and 06 [PART, Division 01]) and Vandling; Part of LUZERNE County consisting of the TOWNSHIP of Pittston and the BOROUGH of Yatesville; Part of SUSQUEHANNA County consisting of the BOROUGH of Forest City and Part of WYOMING County consisting of the BOROUGH of Factoryville.

Monday, January 23, 2012

RPLC Lincoln Day Dinner

Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

With Guest Speaker

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cocktails 5:30 PM

Program and Dinner 6:30 PM

Ramada Inn

820 Northern Blvd

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Early Bird Special:

$40 per person / $320 for a table of 8 if received by February 4, 2012

$50 per person at the door

For more information, call 570-346-7729 or email lackawannagop-at-gmail.com

Paid for by the Republican Party of Lackawanna County