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.