The LuLac Edition #212, May 3rd, 2007
PHOTO INDEX: WILKES BARRE CITY COUNCIL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN DISTRICT "D", JOE DANIEL AND THE NATIONAL GOP LOGO.
GOP PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS SQUARE OFF
Ten Republicans, one stage, 90 minutes - just enough time for RudyGiuliani, John McCain or Mitt Romney to make a major gaffe as underdogrivals scramble for relevancy during the first GOP presidential debate Thursday. The three heavyweights were expected to boast of their own pastaccomplishments and outline their visions for the future, mainly playing it safe as they seek to start distinguishing themselves from one another eight months before the first GOP primary votes are cast. Lesser-known candidates like Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and former Govs. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin and JimGilmore of Virginia were simply looking for respect, hoping to be seenas serious contenders in the jam-packed field.Reps. Tom Tancredo of Colorado and Duncan Hunter of California were sureto use the gathering as a platform to plug their signature issues: immigration and national security, respectively. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas also was to be on stage for the debate, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. EDT at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library north of Los Angeles.
JOE DANIEL PROFILE
Joe Daniel, 51, a Democrat, will be a candidate in the May primary for Wilkes-Barre City Council in District D, which includes the majority of Parsons along with a section of Miners Mills (wards 2 and 3), East End (ward 4) and a portion of the Heights (ward 8).
Daniel, a former candidate in citywide council elections, vows to be approachable, accessible and responsible for all resident’s concerns of his district. Daniel’s top priority will always be the safety, health and welfare of our residents and city employees. This involves enacting ordinances and laws that protect our residents and their properties. He would also like to take a pro-active approach with the City’s budget and work closely with the Mayor and department heads to ensure that our Emergency Services, DPW and Code enforcement have the necessary resources to provide the best possible services 24/7.
Daniel is a graduate of King’s College, Bishop Hoban High School and is employed by PPL Electric Utilities as a specialist investigating theft of electric services, fraud accounts, and equipment problems.
Daniel is married to the former Nancy Doyle and they have three children, Katie, Joseph and Michael.