Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chairman Stange releases statement on 2014 General Election Results

SCRANTON, PA - Lance Stange, Jr., Chairman of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County released the following statement regarding tonight's election results.

“I want to sincerely thank Governor Tom Corbett and Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley for their service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Their leadership over the past four years has contributed to the creation of over 180,000 private sector jobs and the lowering of our unemployment rate to 5.7% - contributing mightily to the restarting of Pennsylvania’s economy. 

“I thank Melanie Madeira, Doctor Moylan, Marcel Lisi, and Joe Albert for putting themselves forward as candidates for office and running strong campaigns.

“I would also like to congratulate Karen Boback – Lackawanna County’s newest Republican official – on her decisive victory tonight as well as Tom Marino on his successful campaign for Congress.

“Finally, I would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly in support of the Republican Party and its candidates.”

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Do you need an absentee ballot?

Pennsylvania voters that cannot make it to the polls on Election Day can vote by mail via absentee ballot.  If you need an absentee ballot, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the application form by clicking here.
  2. Print and complete the application.  If you can any questions, call Lackawanna County Voter Services at 570-963-6737.
  3. Mail or hand deliver your application to Lackawanna County Voter Services so that they will receive it no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 28 October 2014.
  4. Voter Services will then mail a ballot to you.  When you receive it, complete it right away and mail or hand deliver your ballot so that it is received by the Board of Elections no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, 31 October 2014.

For more information on how to vote, click here.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2014 Victory Dinner



2014 Victory Dinner
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Woodlands Inn
1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Keynote Speaker: Governor Tom Corbett

Social Hour is from 6-7:00 pm
Buffet Dinner is at 7:00 pm
Cash Bar

$70 per person

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Madeira for State Rep Carbondale Event

The Friends of Melanie Madeira will be holding an event in Carbondale on 23 October:

Who: Friends of Melanie Madeira
What: Meet the Candidate
When: 23 October 2014, 6:30 pm
Where: Ben Mar, 89 North Main Street, Carbondale, PA

Pizza and salad will be served, donations are appreciated.

For more information, visit http://www.melanieforpa.com/meet_n_greet23

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Albert for Senate Meet and Greet

The Friends of Joe Albert Committee will hold a meet and greet for Pennsylvania Senatorial Candidate (22nd District) Joe Albert at the Keyser Valley Community Center, 101 North Keyser Ave, Scranton, PA.  The event will take place on Monday, 13 October 2014 from 7-10:00 pm.

Tickets are $10 per person, food and beverages will be available.

For more information, please visit: WWW.GOFORJOE.US.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

114th Legislative District Meeting

The Lackawanna County GOP 114th Legislative District will hold a Committee Meeting on:


Tuesday, 10/14/2014  at 6:30 PM at Grande's Family Restaurant 4200 Birney Avenue, Moosic, Pa.

Pizza and Pizza and Soda will be provided.


The purpose of this meeting will be to distribute election materials, Allow Candidates to speak for 5-10 minutes, organize door to door, phone calls and poll watchers etc., as well as conduct any other business that may come before the 114th Committee.

RSVP by calling Laureen Cummings, 114th District Chairwoman at 570-780-8651.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Albert for Senate Rally



 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014- 6:00-8:00PM






Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Fundraising Bash in support of Marcel Lisi

Summer Fundraising Bash for Marcel Lisi

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 6-8:00 p.m.

Keyser Valley Community Center
103 North Keyser Ave, Scranton, PA 18504

Tickets are $25 each

For more information please call 570-344-4401 or email info@marcellisi.us

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fourth Annual Summer Outing for Pat O'Malley

Please join us for Commissioner Patrick O'Malley's Fourth Annual Summer Outing.

Where: Waldorf Park Tiki Bar, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton, PA 18505
Date: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person

Contribution should be made payable to:
Committee to Elect Patrick O'Malley County Commissioner
132 Ridgeview Drive
Scranton, PA 18504

All ticket returns are due by August 17, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

DA Andy Jarbola 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Republican District Attorney Andy Jarbola will host his 15th Annual Golf Tournament on 28 July, 2014.

Who: Friends of Andy Jarbola
What: Annual Golf Tournament
When: 28 July 2014, 8:00 am morning shotgun start, 1:00 pm afternoon shotgun start, 6:00 pm dinner
Where: Elmhurst Country Club, Elmhurst, PA

Golf & Dinner $200
Tee Sponsor $100
Green Sponsor $500
Dinner Only $100

For more information, please call 570-347-ANDY

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day from the Republican Party of Lackawanna County.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Melanie Madeira for State Rep. Event

On Thursday, 17 July 2014, the Friends of Melanie Madeira committee will host a reception for Melanie.

The event will run from 6 - 8:00 pm at the Ramada Inn, 820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, PA.

For more information, please click the link below:

Lackawanna GOP Elects Officers

Pictured from left to right: M. Vincent Cruciani, Kimberly DeMatteo-MacDonald, Lance J. Stange, Jr., Barbara Davenport

On Wednesday, 25 June 2014 the Republican Party of Lackawanna County assembled for the purpose of electing officers of the committee.  Committee persons elected at the 2014 Primary Election as well as the current members of the Executive Committee were entitled to cast a ballot in the election.

The following officers were unanimously elected to serve a four-year term:
Lance J. Stange, Jr. of Scranton - Chair
Barbara Davenport of Scranton - Vice Chair
M. Vincent Cruciani of Clarks Summit - Treasurer
Kimberly DeMatteo-MacDonald of Olyphant - Secretary

Chairman Stange issued the following statement:
"On behalf of the officers of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County I would like to thank the committee members for their hard work and dedication to the Republican Party.  Without their tireless efforts, none of our accomplishments over the past four years would have been possible.

"We would also like to express our sincere gratitude for the continued support and confidence in our leadership team demonstrated by tonight's vote.

"The Republican Party is united, organized, and ready to fight for the taxpayers of Lackawanna County."

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Issues and Eggs 2014

The Third District Republican Committee cordially invites you to:


Date: Saturday May 3, 2014
Location: Dupont VFW Post 4909, 401-403 Main Street, Dupont, PA

Time: 9AM-11AM (Doors open at 8:45)

Special Guest Speaker: Congressman Lou Barletta

Issues and Eggs is a groundbreaking breakfast event highlighting Republican candidates from Luzerne County and Lackawanna County. Candidates will take questions from a media panel in a fast-moving, moderated event.

Media Panel:
Bill O’Boyle (Times Leader)
David Yonki (LuLac Political Letter)
Ray Harker (Author and columnist)

Moderator: Tiffany Cloud Olson, active area Republican, television host, columnist and author of Sleeping with Dog Tags. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Half of the proceeds will be donated by the author to The Rolling Angels for Armed Forces.


Scrambled eggs
Sausage and ham
Juice and coffee
Assorted goodies

ISSUES AND EGGS is hosted by:

Third District Republican Committee
Pat Marranca, Chairman
Event Chairs: Susan Zaykoski and James O’Meara, Sr (Committee Treasurer)

Reservations: $15.00 per person

Can't attend? Consider sponsoring the event or making a contribution to support Issues and Eggs.

Pay online with a secure donation: http://do.nr/j0E5


Make Checks payable to:

Third District Republican Committee
4 Ridgewood Road
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

RSVP by April 26 to:
James O’Meara: 570-417-9518 –OR– email jimbolions@aol.com

Susan Zaykoski: email susanz@ptd.net

Seats will go quickly! Limited tickets will be available at the door, first-come/first-serve!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Debate Between 17th Congressional District Candidates

The Slate Belt Republican Association and the City of Easton Republican Committee will host a debate between the Republican Candidates for Congress in the 17th Congressional District.  The candidates are Matthew Connolly, Matthew Dietz, and Dr. David Moylan.

The event will be held:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
American Legion Post 724 Hall, 217 North Broadway, Wind Gap, PA

A meet and greet with the debate audience will immediately follow the debate.

Proposed Topics:
Obamacare - what you can do to change
Federal Spending - bringing under control
Energy/Environment - closing of power plants in PA, coal regulations, Keystone pipeline, EPA water regulations
Taxation - how do we change the existing tax system under control of Congress.

To RSVP, kindly email debate17norco@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dietz for Congress Q & A Fundraiser

Meet & Greet In honor of
US Congressional Candidate Matthew Dietz
Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
This will be an open forum with a
Question & Answer

Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:00 – 9:30am
Detzi’s Tavern
570 Lehigh Avenue, Wind Gap, Pa 18091

Host Committee $250 Event Committee $150
$25 per Couple $15 per Person

Kindly respond on or before April 24, 2014
matthewdietz@dietzforcongress.com – 570-362-6726

Monday, March 3, 2014

Petition Party 3.9.14

MSCRW of Lackawanna County will hold a petition party on Sunday 3/9/2014 at Lucca's Restaurant Taylor Pa. 18517 from 5p-7p. A Notary will be on site for anyone who needs their petitions notarized. Coffee and desert will be provided free of charge. Anyone will be able to order from the menu, if desired, at their own expense.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, President Reagan

Today, February 6, 2014 marks the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of these United States.

As tribute, Ronald Reagan's address to the Young Americans for Freedom:

Friday, January 17, 2014

Save the Date

Please join the Republican Party of Lackawanna County and special guest
Congressman Tom Marino
for our annual Lincoln Day celebration

23 February 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Ramada Inn, Clarks Summit, PA

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lackawanna GOP Update

Good morning and welcome to the latest Lackawanna GOP Update.

2013 In Review:
The Lackawanna GOP had another successful election in 2013.  We had almost 160 candidates on the ballot in 2013 and 85% of them won - and that doesn't count the write-in candidates.

You made that happen.  It is critical that we build on these local victories and use that momentum for our candidates this year.

Important Update on party offices:
At this year's Primary Election we will be electing both the District Committee positions as well as Republican State Committee members.

Each district is entitled to one Committee Man and one Committee Woman.

Lackawanna County, as a whole, is able to elect three members of the Republican State Committee. There is gender split in this office meaning that we elect the male with the highest vote, the female with the highest vote, and then the candidate with the next highest vote, regardless of gender.

State House and State Senate reapportionment is in effect for the 2014 Elections.  Lackawanna County will now have five State House Districts.  If you know of anyone interested in seeking any of these offices, please notify us by emailing lackawannagop@gmail.com.  The new districts are as follows:

112th Legislative District
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
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
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

117th Legislative District
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
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

Political Events:
We have now entered the 2014 Election season.  As always, we like to help promote political events throughout Lackawanna County.  Please send any political events that are happening in your area to lackawannagop@gmail.com.

Important Dates:
First day to circulate and file Petitions: 18 February 2014
Last day to circulate and file Petitions: 11 March 2014
Last day to register to vote before the Primary Election: 21 April 2014
Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot: 13 May 2014
Last day for County Board of Elections to recieve a voted civilian absentee ballot: 16 May 2014
Primary Election Day: 20 May 2014