Monday, November 23, 2015

Application Process for Anticipated District Attorney Vacancy

Anticipating a vacancy in the office of District Attorney, the Republican Party of Lackawanna County’s Executive Committee will accept applications from individuals interested in being placed on the list, which will be supplied to the court at the prescribed time, from which an individual will be selected to fill the aforementioned vacancy.

Applications shall include:

1.      A letter stating the intent of the individual to seek the appointment as well as any other information they wish to share with the committee;
2.      A copy of the applicant’s current voter registration card/SURE system card which may be obtained at the Lackawanna County Department of Elections Voter Registration Office, 2400 Stafford Ave, Scranton, PA 18505;
3.      A current resume.

The Executive Committee will meet on 15 December at the Ramada Inn, 820 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 at 6:30 p.m. to conduct in-person interviews of the applicants.

Applications may be transmitted by mail or electronically but in either case, must be received on or before 7 December 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Applicants transmitting via mail should direct their correspondence to:
Republican Party of Lackawanna County
400 Spruce Street, Suite 400
Scranton, PA 18503

Applicants transmitting electronically should direct their correspondence to:

For additional information, contact Republican Party of Lackawanna County Chairman Lance Stange, Jr. at 570-346-7729.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Election Night Party

The Kenney Family will host a free Election Night Party celebrating the Republican Candidates of 2015 at 404 Adams Place, S. Abington, PA 18411 starting at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mike George for Supreme Court

Mike George grew up right outside of Pittsburgh in McKeesport with his parents, and eight brothers and sisters. Although his family was not wealthy, Mike did not let finances dictate his future. He paid his way through school by bagging groceries, washing dishes and working in the steel mills. He also spent summers working at Kennywood Park, where he served as a police officer.

Mike graduated from Washington and Jefferson and went on to attend Dickinson School of Law in Central Pennsylvania. After moving to Adams County, Mike started a private practice and met his wife, Karen. Mike would later go on to be elected as the county's first full-time District Attorney, and then as a Judge on the Adams County Court of Common Pleas. He currently serves as the President Judge of the court. Mike has worked within the judicial system to reform the courts and make sure that the Judiciary is accountable to taxpayers. He has heard thousands of cases, including a capital case where the defendant shot and killed a member of law enforcement. Judge George ultimately sentenced the defendant to death.

In his race for Supreme Court, Mike has earned the endorsement of organizations such as:
• Pennsylvania State Troopers Association
• Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge
• Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Local Debates Tonight

Two debates are scheduled this evening at the Moskovtiz Theater in the DeNaples Center at the University of Scranton.

At 7:00 p.m. the Lackawanna County Commissioner candidates will debate.  At 8:30 p.m. in the same location, Scranton City Council candidates will debate.

Both debates are hosted by the League of Women Voters.

For more information, please visit the League of Women Voters website.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Dinner 2015

Republican Party of Lackawanna County
Annual Fall Dinner

With Special Guest Senator John Rafferty
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Ramada Inn, 820 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Tickets: $50 per person
For more information, please email us at lackawannagop @ or call 570-346-7729

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Meet Emil Giordano, Candidate for Superior Court Judge

EMIL GIORDANO, Republican Candidate for Superior Court Judge

• PA Bar Association RECOMMENDS Emil Giordano for a seat on the Pennsylvania Superior Court (Jan. 28, 2015)
• Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County since 2003
• Administrative Judge of the Northampton County Orphans Court
• First Judge in PA to institute guardianship certification requirements for the protection of our senior citizens • Presided over jury and non-jury, criminal, civil and family court matters

• J.D. Villanova Law School 1985
• B.A. Moravian College 1982 PRACTICE OF LAW
• Before elected Judge, served as Asst. District Attorney, Asst. Public Defender, Civil Litigator, Lead Counsel in his private law practice. Solicitor to six Northampton County municipalities and several non-profit organizations
• Member, PA Conference of State Trial Judges, American Bar Association, PA Bar Association, Northampton County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association

• Served as adjunct faculty for the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at DeSales University and for the Sociology Dept. of Moravian College
• Vice-President, Athletics of Notre Dame of Bethlehem CYO
• Member, Lions Club of Hellertown, Sons of Italy, U.N.I.C.O.
• Lecturer, D.A.R.E. Program and Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America
• Sons of Italy Annual Achievement Award, 2004
• Bethlehem Catholic HS Distinguished Graduate Award, 2005
• Lehigh Valley Crime Victims Council Allied Professional Award, 2005

• Judge Emil Giordano and his wife, Tina, have two sons and are members of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Parish.

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association
Pennsylvanians for Effective Government (PEG-PAC)
Association of Builders and Contractors, PA Eastern District
Pennsylvania Republican State Committee
Bethlehem Star Lodge 20, Fraternal Order of Police
The Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
Pennsylvania Association of Builders and Contractors Pennsylvania
Statewide Fraternal Order of Police
Allegheny County Fraternal Order of Police
Queen City Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, Allentown Pennsylvania
Medical Society City of Scranton
FOP E.B. Jermyn Lodge #2

PA Bar Association – Recommended
Firearms Owners Against Crime

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Meet Paul Lalley, Candidate for Commonwealth Court Judge

A native of Montgomery County, Paul grew up knowing he wanted to make a difference. It is why Paul decided to pursue a career in the law. After graduating from La Salle College High School in 1989, Paul attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1993. Paul went on to obtain his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1996.

Paul focuses his practice on labor and employment issues for municipal and public school clients as an attorney with Campbell Durrant Beatty Palombo & Miller, P.C. in Pittsburgh.
Education is a subject close to Paul’s heart. He has represented public school clients in both state and federal court, and has argued four cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on issues involving public education. As the father of two young daughters, he understands how a child’s education can shape their future.

One of his proudest achievements was when Allegheny County taxpayers were granted a one-year delay in the implementation of new property tax assessments after Paul persuaded the trial court that taxpayers needed time to challenge their assessments.

Paul brings a wealth of experience of handling issues that are essential to Pennsylvanians. He served as a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sandra Schultz Newman from 1997 to 2002, where he had the opportunity not only to learn from Justice Newman, but to gain experience at researching and legal writing.  In recommending his candidacy for the Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission noted that Paul’s “writing skills are held in high regard, particularly his ability to clearly explain complex legal issues.”

As an attorney for the Levin Legal Group from 2002 to 2009, Paul handled all aspects of a school law practice. Paul has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also presented cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the State Civil Service Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.

He is a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Paul lives in Upper St. Clair with his wife, Jessica, and their two daughters, Felicity and Reagan.

To learn more about his campaign, click here to visit his website.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Covey for Justice Reception

Paul J. Labelle, Esq., James T. Mulligan, Esq., and Anthoncy C. Lomma, Esq. are hosting a reception with the Honorable Anne Covey, candidate for Supreme Court at their law offices located at:
3703 Birney Ave, Moosic, PA 18507
Monday, October 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Kristin at 717-991-9336 or

Monday, September 14, 2015

Welcome our newest candidates!

Last week, the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County met to interview candidates for several offices up for special election and one, due to a vacancy created on the ballot.

The Executive Committee appointed the following candidates to Represent the Republican Party on the 3 November 2015 General Election Ballot:

Marcel Lisi - Scranton School Director
Lauren Telep - Olyphant Borough Council Member
Tina Muncie - Lakeland Region 3 School Director
Jerry Brown - Ransom Township Supervisor
Mary O'Brien - Clarks Green Borough Tax Collector

We would like to welcome each of these candidates to the November ballot and wish them the very best!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pizza and Presidential Candidates

The Republican Party of Lackawanna County will host a debate party on Wednesday, 16 September 2015, at the Ramada Inn, 820 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit, PA from 6:00-10:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 per person.  Pizza and light refreshments will be served.

The Reagan Presidential Library is hosting Wednesday's debates.  The first debate featuring Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham begins at 6:00 p.m.  The second debate featuring Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, John Kasich, Chris Christie, and Carly Fiorina begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Candidate Appointments Available

As we approach the November Election, we have a few seats to fill due to vacancies.  We hope to interview all potential candidates at our 9 September 2015 Executive Board meeting at 7:00 pm.  Specifically, we are looking for candidates for the following offices and terms:
o    Clarks Green Borough Tax Collector – Two Year Unexpired Term
o    Olyphant Borough Council – Two Year Unexpired Term
o    Ransom Township Supervisor – Two year Unexpired Term
o    Taylor Borough Council – Two Year Unexpired Term
o    West Abington Township Auditor – Two Year Unexpired Term
o    West Abington Township Auditor – Four Year Unexpired Term
o    Lakeland School Director Region 3 (Scott Township 1 & 2) – Two Year Unexpired Term
o    Scranton School Director - Four Year Term
Interested candidates should contact the party immediately by calling 570-346-7729 or emailing lackawannagop @ to schedule an interview.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Reception for State Rep. Karen Boback

A reception will be held Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Collini, 285 Upper Demunds Road, Dallas, PA 18612.  

Tickets are $100 per person, $175 per couple.

Additional information is available by calling 570-639-2265.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Marino for Congress Reception

Keith Eckel & Howard Rothenberg invite you to join them as they welcome Congressman Tom Marino for a fundraising reception and buffet dinner in support of his 2016 re-election campaign for the United States Congress.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
5:00 pm
Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner

Glen Oak Country Club
250 Oakford Road
Clarks Summit, PA

For more information, contact Rob Nelson at rob.nelson@

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

112th Legislative District Meeting

The Republican Party's 112th Legislative District Committee will meet:

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 6:30 pm
Luigi's Pizza, 302 Lackawanna Ave, Olyphant, PA 18447

114th Legislative District Meeting

The Republican Party's 114th Legislative District Committee will meet:

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 6:30 pm
Six East Diner, 1611 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Scranton, PA 18508

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today is Election Day...GO VOTE!

Today is Election Day, please go to your polling location and vote!

If you are unsure of where to vote, please click here.

The Republican Party has endorsed the following candidates:

Anne Covey, Judy Olson, and Mike George for Supreme Court Justice
Emil Giordano for Superior Court Judge
Paul Lalley for Commonwealth Court Judge
Andy Jarbola for Court of Common Pleas Judge
Bill Jones and Laureen Cummings for County Commissioner
Eric Judge for Magisterial District Judge in the Abingtons Area

Please go to the polls today and cast a vote for our candidates!

Monday, May 18, 2015


The following candidates have been endorsed:  
Anne Covey, Mike George, Judy Olson
Justices of the Supreme Court  

Emil Giordano
Judge of the Superior Court  

Paul Lalley
Judge of the Commonwealth Court

Andrew J. Jarbola III
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas  

Laureen A. Cummings, William T. Jones II
County Commissioner  

Eric Judge
Magisterial District Judge

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Abington Area Magisterial District Judge Race

Eric Judge is the endorsed candidate for Magisterial District Judge in District 45-3-01 which includes Dalton, Clarks Summit, Clarks Green, LaPlume, N, W, S Abington, Glenburn, Waverly, Newton, Ransom. Eric is also the only registered Republican in the race. 

Please show your support by liking his facebook page: Eric Judge for Magistrate

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Carbondale Area Magisterial District Judge Race

Robert Pawlukovich is the only registered Republican running for Magisterial District Judge in District 45-3-03 (City of Carbondale, Borough of Vandling, Townships of Fell, Carbondale, Scott, Benton.) Please give his facebook page a look!

Robert Pawlukovich for MDJ

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

112th Legislative District Meeting

Wednesday 06 May 2015, 6:30 pm
112th Legislative District Meeting
Sebastianelli’s Restaurant, 221 Scranton Carbondale Hwy (Business Route 6), Eynon PA 18403

Candidates wishing to address the committee should arrive at 7:30 pm, where they will be given an opportunity to discuss their campaigns.