Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Election Day!!!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 is Election Day.

If you are unsure of your voter registration status, you can check it by clicking HERE.
If you are unsure of where to vote, click HERE.
If you have a problem at the polls, please call the Republican Party at 570-346-7729.

Please remember to vote!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tuesday is Election Day!!!

Tuesday is Election Day.

We are encouraging all Republicans to vote and vote STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN this year.

We’ve registered thousands of new voters, recruited great candidates…but we cannot continue our momentum without your vote on Tuesday.

The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  If you are unsure of where you vote, click HERE.

If you need a ride to the polls, please call us at 570-346-7729.

We are still looking for a few volunteers to work the polls and make calls to encourage turnout.  Please click HERE if you are interested in helping out, even for just an hour or two.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Lackawanna GOP Fall Reception

The Republican Party of Lackawanna County will host our Fall Reception tonight!

Who: Lackawanna GOP
What: Fall Reception
When: Tuesday, 10/24/17, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Electric City Ballroom, Hilton Scranton, 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Cost: $55 per person

In addition to our candidates and our keynote, we will also have the privilege of former Lackawanna County Commissioner Bob Pettinato, who recently published a debut memoir, At Our Own Pace, joining us for a book signing prior to the reception.

Please join us!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Absentee Ballot Update

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, 31 October 2017.
  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, 3 November 2017.

For more information on how to vote, click here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Executive Committee meeting to fill vacancies

The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County will meet:
Monday, 7 August 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Republican HQ, 400 Spruce Street, Suite 100, Scranton, PA 18503

The purpose of the meeting will be to interview candidates that present themselves to fill vacant Republican nominations to include but not be limited to a four-year Scranton City Council seat, due to the death of Rich Johnson; a four-year Scranton School Board seat, because former school Director Chris Phillips withdrew; a two-year Carbondale Area School Board Region 1 seat, because Nancy Mark resigned in March( Region 1 includes Carbondale’s 6th Ward and Fell Twp.); a two-year Throop council seat, because Thomas Lukasewicz resigned in January; a four-year La Plume Twp. supervisor seat, because Paul Mahon died in March; and two-year auditor seats in Fell and Glenburn townships. We will also conduct any other business which may come before the Committee including, but not limited to filling said vacancies.

If any recognized Committee wishes to make a recommendation, they should do so prior to the meeting.

Interested candidates in filling one of the above vacancies should express their interest by writing to the Republican Party of Lackawanna County at 400 Spruce Street, Suite 400, Scranton, PA 18503 or by emailing lackawannagop@gmail.com. Correspondence should include a letter expressing their desire to seek the nomination as well as any other background information they wish to share.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Lunch with Senator Scott Wagner on 5/7

Republican Party of Lackawanna County Spring Lunch
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Ramada Inn
820 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Tickets are $35 per person.

No corporate contributions accepted.  Contributions are not tax-deductible.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.
Paid for by the Republican Party of Lackawanna County

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MSCRW Scholarship

Two (2)  500.00 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BEING AWARDED TO TWO Female Seniors planning to attend college in the Fall.
Criteria:  Student or a parent of the student must be a registered republican
               Student must complete a 200 word essay
               Student must provide signed copy of high school transcript
               Student must provide a list of extra-curricular activities, community service organizations or other volunteer work involved in since 9th grade. Must indicate the high school
               years beside each activity.
               College or colleges to which one has been accepted
               Student or parent's involvement in the Republican party
               Future plans
Interested female Seniors should visit their guidance counselors office as each Guidance Dept. in our Lackawanna County schools has received the application in early March.


One envelope with all information included must be mailed to:
              EDRENE WRIGHT
              367  BRUNDAGE RD.
              FACTORYVILLE, Pa.  18419

Pre-Primary Endorsement Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County will meet on Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit for the purpose of interviewing candidates seeking the endorsement of the committee.  

Interested County or Magisterial District Judge candidates should request an endorsement interview by emailing LackawannaGOP@gmail.com no later than Friday, April 14th.

Friday, February 10, 2017

MDJ in Lackawanna County?

Thinking about running for Magisterial District Judge in Lackawanna County?

Magisterial District Judges are elected by the citizens of the magisterial district in which they serve. The term of a District Judge is six years. In order to become a District Judge, individuals must possess the following qualifications:
1.       21 years of age
2.       Resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
3.       Resident of his/her magisterial district for a one-year period prior to election
4.       Certified by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts as successfully completing a rigorous training and education program administered by the Minor Judiciary Education Board or Attorney admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania

There are SEVEN MDJs up this year:
·         45-1-01 which covers Moosic, Old Forge, Taylor
·         45-1-03 which covers Scranton Wards 11, 12, 19, 20, 24
·         45-1-05 which covers Scranton Wards 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 21, 22
·         45-1-08 which covers Scranton Wards 1, 2, 3, 7, 13, 23 and Dunmore
·         45-3-02 which covers Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Madison, Moscow, Roaring Brook, Springbrook, and Thornhurst
·         45-3-04 which covers Archbald, Blakely, Jermyn, Jessup, and Mayfield

To get on the ballot, you must collect at least 100 signatures from the district.  MDJ candidates can cross-file on both Republican and Democratic ballots.  Petitions are available at Lackawanna County Voter Services, (570) 963-6737.  Petition circulation runs February 14-March 7, 2017.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Update from Republican State Committee

At a recent meeting of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, we elected a new Chairman and officers to serve the Republicans of the Commonwealth for the next four years.  The officers elected were:
  • Val DiGorgio, Chairman, Chester County
  • Bernadette “Bernie” Comfort, Vice Chair, Lehigh County
  • D. Raja, Treasurer, Allegheny County
  • Andy Reilly, Secretary. Delaware County (re-elected)
  • Peg Ferraro, Assistant Secretary, Northampton County (re-elected)
We also endorsed candidates for Judge.  The following is the endorsed slate of Republican Statewide Judges:

Supreme Court:
  • Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy, Tioga County
Superior Court:
  • Judge Emil A. Giordano, Northampton County
  • Judge Wade A. Kagarise, Blair County
  • Judge Paula A. Patrick, Philadelphia County
  • Craig W. Stedman, Lancaster County
Commonwealth Court:
  • Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon, Delaware County
  • Paul N. Lalley, Allegheny County
On the note of the Judges, we would ask that anyone passing a petition for another candidate consider also carrying for our statewide Judges.  Petitions will be available upon request.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Calling all Candidates!

2017 is a municipal election year.  There are literally hundreds of positions across the County that will be on the ballot at every level of government.  We are hoping you will help us build on the momentum of the 2016 Election by considering getting involved in local government.

Why should you get involved in local government? 
Local governments are the most important when it comes to quality of life.  Local government is the government closest to the people and is critically important to our region.   Why?  Because issues like public safety, school district policies, infrastructure development/maintenance, and local taxation are all impacted mightily by our local governments.  Plus, getting involved at this level gives you the perfect opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of our communities.

Lackawanna County Voter Services (570-963-6737) will have a full list of offices up for election, but here is the unofficial list:
  • Court of Common Pleas Judge
  • County District Attorney
  • County Sheriff
  • County Register of Wills
  • County Recorder of Deeds
  • Magisterial District Judge (some, not all)
  • Mayor in Scranton and each borough
  • Council Member in each city and borough
  • School Board Member in each school district
  • Supervisor in each township
  • Auditor in each township
  • Tax Collector in each municipality
  • Municipal Controller
  • Judge of Election in each precinct
  • Inspector of Election in each precinct

The first step to running for any of these offices is to circulate a petition to collect signatures to get you on the ballot.  That period begins February 14th and ends March 7thPlease contact us today if you are interested in seeking office or if you currently hold office and will be seeking re-election.  We are here to help!