The LuLac Edition #200, April 18TH, 2007
PHOTO INDEX: WILKES BARRE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE IN DISTRICT B, RAY ARELLANO, THE LATE FRANK McGEE OF NBC NEWS WHO DIED 34 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY IN 1973 ALONG WITH THE LATE BILL RYAN REPORTING ON THE KILLING OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY.
FURY IN DISTRICT B
The City Council race in District B was supposed to be about three nobodys vs. incumbent Tony Thomas. Challengers Ray Arellano, Bruce J. Reilly and Lisa McGlynn Cope were going to run covert campaigns and enable Thomas a cruise to victory. As they say on ESPN Radio though, "not so fast my friend". Turns out challenger Ray Arellano is picking up some grassroots support in the Rolling Mill Hill District (very familiar with the turf, Mrs. LuLac and I had our very first apartment above Leggieri's Market when we first tied the knot) and has been encouraged to make it a race. Here's a note we recieved from the candidate's campaign:
I was asked to run by neighbors, and friends, who were fed up with the status quo. Today's letter to the editor by Mr. William Edwards in the Citizens Voice (04/17/07) more of less tells it like it is. I think that considering the past performance of the present incumbents, they have a lot of nerve to try to offer the taxpayers more of the same.
As Willie Nelson so appropriately stated, "Turn out the lights, the party's over" We who are in this race all
have one commonality, we have HAD ENOUGH !!
My base is made up mostly of elders who feel that they have not had a seat at the table, and have been disenfranchised by our City government, because their lifelong neighborhoods are deteriorating, and their taxes keep going up. I also have representation from the younger generation who wonder if there will be jobs for them when they graduate? They can't even count on working at the hamburger joints because our retired senior are taking those jobs to supplement their incomes to pay taxes, and possibly keep their homes!
We have to give our youngsters more of an incentive to stay in school, and get a good education, or learn a trade so that when and if Wilkes-Barre can entice good paying jobs to the area, we can have a ready and skilled workforce.
I will have the pleasure of making your acquaintance on May the 6th at Gennetti's.
Candidate for Wilkes-Barre City Council
AND A GREAT LETTER FROM
Editor: Voters and taxpayers of Wilkes-Barre, election is coming, now you must decide who you want elected. We should put candidates’ parties aside, we have good and poor candidates in either party and you should elect the person who will represent and work for your tax dollars.
1. Do you know that the present council are members of the previous administration except one that blames the past for poor administration.