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

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