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.

Reapportionment:
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

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