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!

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