Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1111, Mar. 3rd, 2010



Bill Goldsworthy will hold his official campaign kickoff on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Black Diamond Post 395 American Legion, 386 Wyoming Avenue in Kingston. Goldsworthy is seeking the Republican nomination for State Representative of the 120th District of Pennsylvania. This event is open to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served. Goldsworthy has been the Mayor of West Pittston for13 years and serves on such committees as the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Wilkes-Barre Chamber Government Committee. Goldsworthy has also been a member of the Pennsylvania Economy League since 1987 and in 1995 he was appointed to the Luzerne County Board of Assistance by Governor Robert Casey. He was also appointed to the Municipal Police Officers Training and Education Commission in 2002 by Governor Tom Ridge. Bill Goldsworthy is fed up with the mistreatment of budgets and the neglect of the people of Pennsylvania. He believes a budget submitted 101 days late is unacceptable and the people deserve better. “This hurt so many people, besides the State employees who didn’t get a paycheck, it hurt dependant agencies that deal with our elderly, our youth and our special need individuals,” Goldsworthy said. Goldsworthy will also strive to make sure revenues from casino gambling are used toward lowering property tax with his ultimate goal of eliminating property tax. If elected, Bill Goldsworthy vows that he will not accept per diems and he will not be part of any midnight budget deals. He believes the people of Pennsylvania were lied to concerning the gambling money and his work as State Rep. will be geared toward seeing that money is used properly to protect the people. “I will work to install the training needed by all of our police officers for the safety and protection of all our residents,” Goldsworthy stated. Bill graduated from Wyoming Are High School in 1972 and received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Wilkes University in 1976. He and his wife, Jannet, reside in West Pittston and have four children, Brandon, Carrie, Karyn, and Aimee. For more information, call Bill at 570-237-1810


On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010, Representative Jim Wansacz filed in excess of 2,000 signatures for the 22nd Senatorial District. Wansacz was the first candidate to file and plans on submitting supplementary signatures before the March 9th deadline.“I am encouraged by the outpouring of support I have had since announcing my intention to run for the Pennsylvania State Senate,” Wansacz said. “This is a testament to the dedication of my volunteers who have made a tremendous effort to obtain these signatures in the face of the weather we’ve recently experienced.” While several candidates having announced their intentions of running for the seat, only Wansacz has submitted the requisite signatures for inclusion on the Democratic ballot this May 19th. State law requires the filing of 500 signatures of qualified electors within the party and District of the seat.“This is the beginning of a long campaign, one we intend on focusing on what matters most to the people of the 22nd District,” said Wansacz. “I look forward to discussing the issues that affect our every day lives; job creation, property taxes, education and preserving our environment.”


Reviving a controversy about which American historical figures deserve to be honored on the nation's currency, a North Carolina congressman is proposing replacing a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill with one of conservative icon Ronald Reagan. "President Reagan is indisputably one of the most transformative presidents of the 20th century," Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Republican, said in a letter to his fellow members of Congress. "Like President Roosevelt on the dime and President Kennedy on the half-dollar, President Reagan deserves a place of honor on our nation's currency."This is not the first time McHenry has lobbied for Reagan to take Grant's coveted place. In 2005, McHenry introduced a bill in Congress calling for the switch. That measure never made it past the House Financial Services Committee. Previous attempts were also made to have Reagan take over for Franklin Roosevelt on the dime, as well as to take Andrew Jackson's place on the $20 bill.


At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll never use a 50 bill again! What a disrace. Looks like Goldsworthy is starting his campaign with a surprise for West Pittston residents. He doubled their sewer fee. Thank you Goldy. Let him stick to his coy machines and leave government to those who can run it.

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous junction said...

How much do we really know about these past presidents and what they really accomplished to get their image on on currency. Just leave them right were they are at. Not taking anything away from RR.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Coal Region Voice said...

His party stole enought 50's over the years.....why not.

At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you like Ed Mitchell but what the heck is he smoking or drinking. Hes more out of it with constituents then Kanjo is.

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goldy, Goldy, Godly. Will Ed Rendell support him? Will the outgoing Gov. endorse Goldy, much the way Goldy turned his back on his party and endorsed Rendell?
Any Republican who gives Goldy a dime or a vote is a sucker

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Grant was a better president than Reagan, even though he wasn't very good.

At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grant won a War for Lincoln. He was ruthless. Unfortuately not ruthless enough for politics. His administration was a model for local corrupt counties 1 and 2!
Leave the man on the bill. Replace Hamilton. He was overated and the dollar amount is about right.


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