Monday, October 21, 2013

Chris Arnone for Register of Wills Event

Come out for an evening of food and drink to meet Chris Arnone, candidate for Register of Wills.

Thursday, 24 October 2013
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wildcat Saloon and Eatery
192 Main Street, Sturges, PA

$10 donation

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Scranton Mayoral Debate

Come out and support Republican candidate Jim Mulligan!

Debate: Candidates for Mayor of Scranton
Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County 
and the University of Scranton Political Science Department
Tuesday, October 22nd 
7:00 p.m.

Loyola Science Center, Loyola 133, 
The University of Scranton, 
204 Monroe Avenue, Scranton.

No political signs or banners are allowed inside the University of Scranton Building.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

MSCRW to Meet

The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women will meet before the November Election.

Thursday, 17 October 2013
6:00 p.m.

Grande's Restaurant
4200 Birney Ave
Moosic, PA 18507

Pizza and soda will be provided.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tom Corbett's New Ad

What do you think?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jim Mulligan's Plan

Our candidate for Mayor in the City of Scranton, Jim Mulligan, has announced his plan to resolve Scranton's finances.  You can view his plan by clicking here.

We are interested in hearing your thoughts on Jim's vision for Scranton.  Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.  And, while you are on Jim's page, be sure to sign up for his campaign updates.  You can also do that by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Maps

The new legislative maps are now available.

You can download a PDF of Lackawanna County's districts here.

You will quickly notice that we now have five legislative districts.  They are the 112th, 113th, 114th, 117th, and 118th.  We lost the 115th District to Monroe County and picked up two new districts - the 117th and 118th.

The 117th Legislative District Representative is Republican Karen Boback.  You can view her campaign website here.

Karen has agreed to speak at our Fall Dinner.  We hope you will join us!

For more information on the event, please click here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Absentee Voting

Our busy schedules make it difficult to vote in every election. Sometimes, our work schedules don't allow it. Other times, we might be sick, have a loved one who is ill, or maybe we cannot physically make it to the polls.

Whatever the reason is, I thought I would take a minute to make sure you are aware of another way to vote, other than appearing in person…absentee voting.

If you are unable to make it to the polls due to illness, travel, or many other reasons you can vote by mail with an absentee ballot.  It is a very simple two-step process.  First, you must send in a request for a ballot to the County Board of Elections in time for them to receive it by October 29th (you can download a form here.)  The county will then process your request and reserve a ballot for you.

A few week before the election, they will you mail you a ballot.  Once you receive it, you simply fill out your ballot and mail it back in so that the Board of Election receives it prior to November 1st.  They will then send your ballot to your polling location and count it on election night.

Absentee voting is a very easy process and, if your situation requires it, I would like to encourage you to use it.

Your vote is critical to the success of many candidates this year.

If you can make it to the polls but are unsure of where to vote, you can call Lackawanna County Voter Services at (570) 963-6737 and they will be able to look you up and tell you exactly where your polling place is.  You can also visit to find your polling place.

Thank you for your time, consideration, and for being a Republican.

Lance Stange, Jr.

P.S. If you cannot make it to the polls, mail your absentee application to:
Lackawanna County Voter Services
P.O. Box 4524
Scranton, PA 18505-6524

Monday, October 7, 2013

Last Day to Register!

Today is the last day to register to vote before the November election.  Get your applications in today to:
Lackawanna County Voter Services
2400 Stafford Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: 570-963-6737

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Upcoming Fundraiser for Alicia DiLeo

Alicia DiLeo for Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds Fundraiser
October 7th @ 6:00 pm
AJ's Club Soda
1017 Main Street
Peckville, PA 18452
$15 per person

Friday, October 4, 2013

Lackawanna GOP 2013 Fall Dinner

2013 Fall Dinner
With Guest Speaker
State Representative Karen Boback
Lackawanna County’s Newest Republican Representative

Saturday, 26 October 2013
Cocktails 6:00 PM, Program and Dinner 7:00 PM

Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503

Early Bird Special:
$40 per person / $400 for a table of 10 if received by 18 October 2013

$50 per person after 18 October 2013

Dinner Ad Book
$25 Patron ● $50 Half Page ● $100 Full Page
Deadline for receiving advertising payment and artwork is 18 October 2013

For more information, call 570-346-7729 or email lackawannagop @

Returns can be sent to:
Republican Party of Lackawanna County
400 Spruce Street, Suite 400
Scranton, PA 18503

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Upcoming Fundraiser for Alicia DiLeo

Alicia DiLeo for Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds Fundraiser
August 29 @ 6:00 pm
Villa Maria II
1610 Washburn Street
Scranton, PA 18504
$25 per person

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mulligan for Mayor HQ is now open!

The Mulligan for Mayor campaign has opened their Scranton HQ.

Mulligan for Mayor
214 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
Office: (570) 468-7906
Email: MulliganMayor @

Please stop by and volunteer!

Friday, August 9, 2013

114th Legislative District Meeting Scheduled for August

A meeting of the 114th Legislative District Republican Committee has been called:

August 13, 2013
6:30 pm
Chick's Diner
1032 Moosic Street, Scranton, PA 18505
Candidates and Committee Members are invited to attend.  For more information, contact Chairperson Laureen Cummings at lamaj44 @

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mulligan for Mayor

Tonight, the Executive Board of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County voted to nominate Atty. Jim Mulligan as the Republican Party’s nominee to replace Garett Lewis.  GOP Chairman Lance Stange released the following statement:

“Every election is important, but when a city is in crisis, the consequences of each election leave a far deeper impression on its future.  The November Election will be a critical moment in Scranton’s history.

“With that in mind, we put out the call for an experienced, educated, well-prepared mayoral candidate that is ready to lead the City of Scranton on day one.

“Jim Mulligan answered that call and we are united behind him.  Jim rightfully understands that the difficulties we are experiencing offer us a unique opportunity to resolve our finances, strengthen our community, and grow our local economy with the cooperation of all of Scranton’s stakeholders – something that hasn’t been possible before.

“We are excited about Jim’s candidacy and call on everyone to join us in support of Jim Mulligan for Mayor.”


Friday, July 12, 2013

MSCRW Meeting

The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women will hold a reorganizational meeting on:
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
6:30-8:30 pm
Arcaro & Genell's Restaurant
Main Street, Old Forge, PA
New members are welcome to attend.  Anyone interested should RSVP to Barb Davenport at davenportx @ or Laureen Cummings at Lamaj44 @

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vacancy Announced for Mayoral Candidate

Lewis Leaves Race, Remains Dedicated to City of Scranton

Scranton, PA – Paperwork was filed this morning with the Lackawanna County Bureau of Elections to formally and officially announce the withdrawal of Garett Lewis as the Republican candidate for the office of Mayor of the City of Scranton.  Mr. Lewis’s withdrawal creates a vacancy that the Republican Party will work to fill.

“The Republican Party would like to express its gratitude to Mr. Lewis for putting himself forward as a candidate for Mayor.  His financial background and expertise drove the debate toward Scranton’s finances – an area of great concern to all taxpayers of the city of Scranton, regardless of their political affiliation.  That very same expertise has unexpectedly grown Mr. Lewis’s business, making it impossible for him to dedicate the time necessary to campaign for this office,” said Chairman Lance Stange.

“I want to stress that while this can no longer be my full time focus, I remain dedicated to addressing the systemic drivers of the city's financial crisis and look forward to working with the new Republican candidate,” added Mr. Lewis.

Stange continued, “The Republican Party will work diligently to put forward an experienced, educated, and well-prepared candidate for Mayor of the City of Scranton who the people of our great city can put their faith in to improve Scranton’s financial condition, quality of life, and local economy.”

Individuals interested in becoming the Republican Party’s nominee for the office of Mayor in the November 2013 election should email a letter of intent and resume to no later than 5:00 pm, 7/26/13. 

In-person interviews will be conducted before the Executive Committee on:

2 August 2013
7:00 pm
Ramada Inn, 820 Northern Boulevard, South Abington, PA 18411

Friday, July 5, 2013

114th District Republicans to Meet

The 114th Legislative District Republican Committee has scheduled a meeting Tuesday, 9 July 2013, at 6:30 PM.

Grande's Pizza
4200 Birney Ave
Moosic, PA 18507

Old Forge Republicans to Meet

The Old Forge Republican Committee will meet on Monday, 8 July 2013 at 6:30 PM. 

The meeting will be held at the Old Forge Borough Building.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

GOP Government Study Commissioner Candidates

The 2013 Primary Election is critically important.  We will not only be nominating candidates for the standard offices throughout the county, but we will also be electing candidates for Government Study Commissioner. 

If approved, this commission will study our current form of government and propose changes to how we do business as a county.  Their recommendations will then be put to the voters, in the form of a ballot question, for adoption or rejection.

It is critical that we, as Republicans, have representation on this commission.

We, as a party, were very successful in recruiting candidates for these important positions – 17 of the 38 candidates are Republicans. 

As a voter, you may only vote for seven candidates for these positions.  If you vote for more than seven, your vote will not count.  As a Republican, we are asking you to choose your seven candidates from the 17 Republicans running.

The following candidates are Republicans:

Mike Stutz Stuchlak
1st Position on Ballot
Joseph M. Walsh
22nd Position on Ballot
Marie A. Schumacher
2nd Position on Ballot
Sharon L. Gebert
23rd Position on Ballot
Laureen A. Cummings
5th Position on Ballot
Catherine C. Hosie
26th Position on Ballot
Maximilian Peters
6th Position on Ballot
Joseph Albert
29th Position on Ballot
Mary Rose McAndrew Spano
9th Position on Ballot
Michael A. Catanzaro
31st Position on Ballot
Michael A. Giannetta
16th Position on Ballot
Sarah F. Walsh
34th Position on Ballot
David Wenzel
17th Position on Ballot
Charlie Spano
37th Position on Ballot
Paul J. Catalano
18th Position on Ballot
Mary L. Oleski
38th Position on Ballot
Dorothy Macciocco
19th Position on Ballot

Please, guarantee Republican representation on the Government Study Commission.  Vote for your fellow REPUBLICANS!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Scavo for Mayor Fundraiser

Frank Scavo will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit his campaign for Mayor of Old Forge. 
Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant
443 South Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
6:30-9:00 PM
$15 per person suggested donation
For more information, contact Frank at f_scavo @ or by calling (570) 840-1665.

Manetti for Sheriff Fundraiser

Dominick Manetti’s campaign for Lackawanna County Sheriff will host a fundraiser tonight (4/24.)
Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant
443 South Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
6-9:00 PM
$20 per person

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Executive Committee Issues Endorsements

Scranton, PA – Last night, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County held candidate interviews.  Following that, the Executive Committee made the following endorsements:

Andy Jarbola for Lackawanna County District Attorney

Alicia DiLeo for Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds

Christopher Arnone for Lackawanna County Register of Wills

The committee also endorsed the creation of a Government Study Commission to examine Lackawanna County’s form of government, and rejected the consolidation questions proposed by the commissioners.

A vote for an open primary for the office of Sheriff and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas was successful.

“In the Sheriff’s race, we have two candidates that possess unique skill sets that qualify them to hold the office,” said Chairman Lance Stange.  “Dominick Manetti’s first-hand experience and working knowledge of the office of Sheriff is impressive.  His understanding of the job, learned by moving through ranks and rising to the position of Chief Deputy, proves that he will be ready to lead the Sheriff’s Department on day one.  Joseph Albert’s leadership skills and training, finely honed over years of service to our country in the armed forces, have no doubt prepared him to serve the people of Lackawanna County as their next Sheriff.  Because both candidates are qualified, experienced, and well prepared to serve the people of Lackawanna County the committee voted to have an open primary with a pledge to support the candidate that prevails in the Primary Election.”

Chairman Stange continued, “The Republican Party supports the idea of constantly examining how we, as a county, can best serve our taxpayers.  Both the attempt to make the Sheriff an appointed position and the proposed consolidation of offices into a new political appointment have one thing in common – they rob a fundamental power from the people, the power to choose who it is they believe best represents them, and place it in the hands of Lackawanna County’s politicians.  Any consolidation or modification of our system of government must also empower the people of Lackawanna County, not its politicians.  We are calling on the people of Lackawanna County to support the formation of a Government Study Commission as the best option available to us to seek this improvement of government and reject the remaining questions.”

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sad news...

Yesterday, Ray Nearhood passed away.  Ray served the Republican Party of Lackawanna County as its treasurer, as a district committee man, and as a candidate for public office.

The Scranton Times-Tribune had an article on his passing, which you can read by clicking here.

His obituary can be found by clicking here.

Ray was an educated, experienced, and honorable man that will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

The funeral will be Saturday with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas More Parish at St. Joseph's Church, 1625 N. Main Ave., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Eric Bergman, pastor. Interment wlll be Monday at 1 p.m. at Allport Cemetery, Clearfield County, Pa.

Friends may call Saturday, 10 to 11, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas More Parish, 116 Theodore St., Scranton, PA 18508.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2013 Lincoln Day Dinner with Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley

Please Join the Republican Party of Lackawanna County for our
Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
With Guest Speaker
Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cocktails 5:30 PM
Program and Dinner 6:30 PM

1501 Main Street
Peckville, PA 18452

For more info: 570-346-7729 or
Checks Payable to:
Republican Party of Lackawanna County
400 Spruce Street, Suite 400
Scranton, PA 18503
Tickets are $50 Per Person