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.”