Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Statement on Courtright Resignation


In response to Scranton’s former Democratic Mayor Bill Courtright pleading guilty to corruption charges, the Republican Party of Lackawanna County’s Chairman, Lance Stange Jr., issued the following statement:

"The people of Scranton deserve a government that works for them, not one that uses positions of political power to line their pockets or oppress their political opponents.

As Scranton’s City Council contemplates who should be the next Mayor, partisan politics should not enter the equation.  Scranton’s residents and taxpayers are counting on Council to select someone who has the experience and qualifications to effectively and efficiently manage the City and its $110 million dollar budget while restoring the public’s confidence in their government."