Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The LuLac Edition #771, Apr. 1st, 2009


PHOTO INDEX: GOP LOGO.


COUNTY GOP ENDORSES

The Luzerne County GOP endorsed last night for row offices. Here is the breakdown of votes and offices:
Luzerne County Judge
a. Richard Hughes 114
b. Michael Pendolphi 54
c. William Amesbury ( Write-In) 18
d Do Not Endorse at all 14

Controller
a. Alice Coffman 3
b Walter Griffith 39
c. Nanda Palissary 51
d. Robert Sypniewski 19
e. Ed Brominski (Write In) not eligible because of not being in the Party for more than 1 year got 3
f. Do Not Endorse at all 17

Prothonotary
a. Carolee Medico Olengenski 75
b Walter Mitchell 55
c. Do Not Endorse at all 4
Register of Wills
a. Gina Nevengloski 74
b Do Not Endorse 54

Jury Commissioner
a. Frank Semenski 107
b Do Not Endorse 21

Total returned ballots 132
Total Committee people on Roster 272
Total percent voting 50%
County Controller candidate Walter Griffith had this comment for LuLac:
"The Republican Party endorsement process was handled very professional and orderly by Renita Fennick and Terry Casey and the vote was to endorse Nanda Palassary, I would like to extend my congratulations to Nanda. I think that most of the Committee people chose not to endorse any candidate and that was there right and opinion and I feel those that did endorse a candidate had a historical place in the Republican Party in Luzerne County and I appreciate all those that did vote to endorse me as the Candidate for Luzerne County. Controller. I look forward to continue my quest to win the Primary in May for County Controller as well as the Government Study Commission."

COMING FUNDRAISERS

Sunday, April 19, there will be a Tom Marsilio for judge rally at Bentley’s on Route 309 in Hanover Township. Light refreshments and entertainment by D.J. Rick, Amplified Productions will be provided. Fifty dollars per person is requested as a donation to the campaign. For tickets, persons may call 868-6510.
The Committee to Elect Al Akulonis Jr. for Prothonotary of Luzerne County will hold an “old-fashioned rally” on Friday, April 24, at the Germania Hose Co., on Foote Avenue, Duryea. The rally will include an all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages. Music will be provided by The Cadillacs. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling Al Akulonis at 237-0327 or Rainy McGlynn at 237-0446.
Evie Refalko McNulty's main fundraiser will be this Friday night at the Radison in Scranton. Tickets are $40.00. McNulty is running for Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds.



15 Comments:

At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walter Griffith says "I think that most of the Committee people chose not to endorse any candidate..." WHAT?????? To me "most of the people" "50 percent plus 1." 3 for Coffman, 39 for Giffith, 51 for Palissery, 19 for Sypniewski, 3 for Edddddd, 17 to not endorse. So 87 percent voted to endorse a candidate. Controller is a "numbers" job. If Walter doesn't know how to add up to "most," then the controller job is way over his head.

 
At 1:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walter, 87 percent vote to endorse? That's at least a majority, if not "most," and you wanna be controller. My minimum qualification for a controller is the ability to understand what "most" or "majority" means.

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Walter Griffith Jr. said...

Dear Anonymous,
I sent the information to Lu Lac as a service to help everyone understand the vote and to provide the data. I never said anything about 87% in my reply,
I am a person that wants to keep everyone informed as much as possible and take exception to your remarks regarding not being able to determine the difference between "Most and Majority" I was simply trying to provide a recap of the voting process and would appreciate the information being used in that context.
This information was issued for Dave Yonki to post on the blog for information purposes and not as a tool to be used to unfairly "Bash" my ability to represent the taxpayers of Luzerne County as County Controller.
I do know numbers and I will represent the people fairly and honestly in the County Controller's Office


Walter L Griffith Jr

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

IN RESPONSE
If Walter doesn't know how to add up to "most," then the controller job is way over his head.
WALTER SENT THESE THINGS IN AS RAW NUMBERS. MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS TO JUST TELL MY READERS WHO WON THE ENDORSEMENT AND LEAVE OUT THE ACTUAL NUMERIC INFORMATION. BUT I FIGURED SINCE MR. GRIFFITH IS THE MOST TRANSPARENT (TO A FAULT SOMETIMES) CANDIDATE OUT THERE, I'D SHOW YOU THE NUMBERS. HOWEVER, AS THE OLD SAYING GOES, "NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED." THIS INFORMATION IS NOT A POOR REFLECTION ON MR. GRIFFITH'S ABILITY TO BE A GREAT CONTROLLER MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT THAT. IT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES HOW ANYTHING HE PRESENTS OR RESEARCHES IS OPEN TO ALL COMERS.

 
At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fear that the County GOP is doing the old faces thing again. Carolee over Walkter Mitchell? C'mon. Let's think this thing through folks. A guy, an attorney no less who says the Controller position won't be a full time job over a guy who promised it will be a full time effort? I can smell a Dem sweep in the making.

 
At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned Carolee or Mayor Mitchell would do well in the general over the gray Dems that are trying to succeed Moran. Either is way more colorful than the clowns the Dems are proposing.

 
At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAlter Griffith deserves a shot for public office. The guy might be a pain in the butt but you can be sure there would be no debit card deal with him watching over things!

 
At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone, any thinking person in this county votes Democratic for anyone, they are out of their cotton picking minds!!!!!!

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger JimboBillyBob said...

...Seems clear cut to me.

132 of 272 Republican committee people voted. 140 therefore did NOT.

Most chose NOT to endorse any candidate by failing to return their ballot. (And that drives me crazy...it took about 2 minutes to fill out this ballot. How will the GOP change the face of this county if their committee members can't take two minutes to fill out a ballot and pop it in the mail? Wake up, folks!)

Thanks, Walter...and LULAC...for getting this information to us...

 
At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, Griffith's a good guy, but Palissery's clearly the most qualified, professional guy for the job. That "full-time" stuff is crap -- it's not a 9 to 5 job and the controller ain't a store clerk. He's a manager and leader, period. And Carolee, well as I remember she's flakier than a Betty Crocker crust. We want educated pros running our county, not people with nothing better to do all day!

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Endorsing Medico, a disaster last time out is bad enough, but so many no shows in voting for endorsements by committee members makes me wonder if these are really Republicans or Democrats trying to subvert a comeback for the GOP in Luzerne County.

 
At 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 4:58 - What qualifications does Nanda have that Walter does not? None. In addition, Nanda is an attorney - from Luzerne County - wouldn't trust him under ANY circumstances. The county bar is the next place federal law enforcement agencies need to investigate. Not saying Nanda is dirty by any means, but look at who his associates are...

 
At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Gene from Dallas said...

Anonymous 4:58
I think that Walter Griffith is a good guy as well and most qualified to be a "Professional" Controller. Your statement taht the Controller's job "it's not a 9 to 5 job and the controller ain't a store clerk. He's a manager and leader, period." is the reason why the Courthouse is in a shambles today. We need a Controller that is a person that is on the job being a leader and manager "Full Time. How can you lead by example and how can you manage an office if you are not there to see what is going on in that office. Lets get with the program in this County and stop accepting people that "Pay to Play" and people that have other jobs that will be a conflict of interest for the County. Walter has demonstrated time and time again that he is a person with ideas and the ability to do what is right for the Citizens of Luzerne County.

 
At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great party for Evie. It was one week ago today and I just got up!! It was a Scranton party!!!

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous steve k said...

to the person who seen the sign and didnt know what walter griffith is running for its CONTROLLER i suggest you pick up and READ a newspaper.key word READ

 

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