The LuLac Edition #25-June 7th, 2006
THE LOYAL OPPOSITION..............WHO ARE THESE GUYS?????????
The guy pictured above is Chris Carney, he's running for Congressman against Don Sherwood in the 10th district. Here's a little bit about Chris:
Who is Chris Carney?
Lt. Commander Naval Reserves
Senior Terrorism and Intelligence Advisor at the Pentagon
Penn State Associate Professor of Political Science
Husband of 18 years
… and very proud father of five.
A Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, Chris Carney served multiple tours overseas and was activated for operations Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Southern Watch.
After 9/11, Chris served at the Pentagon as an intelligence analyst and senior advisor on intelligence and counterterrorism issues. Chris coordinated counterterrorism activities in the Middle East and later worked on the integration of national-level intelligence products in the effort to destroy international terrorist networks.
Chris grew up in rural Iowa, near Cedar Rapids. He graduated in 1981 from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa where he double majored in Environmental Science and U.S. Diplomatic History. Chris worked his way through college as an EMT.
After college, Chris did graduate work at the University of Wyoming, where he met his future wife Jennifer. After enjoying teaching at the University of Wyoming, Chris decided to pursue a career in higher education.
In 1992, Chris and Jennifer moved their young family to Northeastern Pennsylvania when Chris was offerred a position at Penn State University in Scranton.
As an Associate Professor at Penn State, Chris teaches courses in U.S. Foreign Policy, American Government, and U.S. Security Policy.
Chris lives in Dimock, Pa. with his wife Jennifer and their five children. Their oldest is a freshman in high school and their youngest just started kindergarten. (from the Chris Carney website).
In the 11th Congressional District, Dr. Joseph Leonardi is running as a Republican against Congressman Paul Kanjorski. While we have no photos of the Doctor and he seems to not have a website up and running, we do know he is the team physician for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Pioneers, the Arena League football team, does a radio show on ESPN 1240AM/630AM Radio every Saturday morning at 9AM, and has an office on Pierce Street in Kingston. Recently, the good doctor recieved a letter of support in a Pocono newspaper. Here is that letter:
Dump Kanjorski; Vote Leonardi for Congress
May 04, 2006
Editor, the Record:Our area was graced by the presence of Congressman Paul Kanjorski, taking credit for more “progress” to our area. It is an election year and we will probably see more of the same, but we have to look closely at exactly what the “product” is that he takes the credit for delivering. In case of emergency, “Wall Street” will function from our area. What makes him think that if a bomb detonates in New York City that there wouldn’t be another strike here? Not to mention the burden mentioned on our school systems, open the floodgates, and make it a city. I can hardly navigate the area by the hospital and ESU now. How will this affect the Hospital Emergency Plan? Residents need to draw the line with their vote, and become involved in what is happening here. Keep in mind there are strong business interests involved and it will not be easy. But not impossible.Are you going to sit back and watch our area be homogenized? Are you getting sick watching our area be raped? Do you feel you have no power? Your power is your vote, and whether you moved here yesterday or 50 years ago you count. Ask our local officials and see what federal cuts have done to our state and county. We no doubt will see Mr. Kanjorski here and there where the press is, but where was he when we needed him the past 24 years? There is another choice. Vote Dr. Joseph Leonardi for Congress.
TERRY LYNN VAN BRITSOM
UPCOMING: THE INFLUENCE OF TALK RADIO IN POLITICS.