Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1509, March 15th, 2011



Judicial candidate Mike Vough received a pretty important endorsement recently. The Pittston Attorney received the endorsement of the Wyoming Valley Chiefs of Police and also from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36.


Democrat Casey Evans is running hard for Luzerne County Council. if you haven't already discovered sit, his campaign website is now up and running!! It's www.caseyevans.org On it, you'll find an issues section detailing Casey’s plan for Luzerne County.


The borough of Plymouth is getting ready for the May Primary. The Democrats have a slate of candidates running. They are:
Bill Dixon, 60, is seeking the Democratic nomination for a four-year term on borough council. He has been a resident of Plymouth for 31 years and is married to the former Janet Flynn, a life-long borough resident. They have two children and a grand-daughter. An Army veteran, He served with the 101st Airborne and 1st Infantry in the Vietnam War and has been employed by UGI Electric Div. for 24 years. He holds the position of 3rd Class Sub-Station Maintenance. He is a Life member of the VFW Post 1425 Plymouth and is appointed to the Plymouth Recreation Board. Bill has been active in youth sports organizations for 23 years and volunteer for Rails and Trails. His goal as a councilman is to control spending, increase police presence, and promote transparency in our local government.
Steve Gerko, 69, has worked for Leslie Fay as a Trim Coordinator for 25 years. He did inventory control in foreign countries, purchasing, and shipping of supplies. He maintained weekly reports, oversaw and loaded containers for overseas shipment. and did traffic control for domestic shipments. Steve graduated from Plymouth High School in 1959 and attended Wilkes College and Luzerne County Community College. In addition, Steve was in the Army Reserves for 6 years as a Military Policeman and was honorably discharged.
Cliff Madrack, 65, is a lifelong resident of Plymouth. He is an Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of the VFW and American Legion for over 40 years. Cliff has have been involved in Scouting for 55 years. He is a member of the Citizens for Home Rule for Luzerne County and a member of Plymouth Alive. He have been involved in numerous civic projects and a strong advocate of public involvement in government. In addition, Cliff was a police officer for ten years and Plymouth Borough Administrator for 81/2 years. Most recently he obtained 10 years experience as the Director of the Luzerne County Parks Department. Cliff loves the community and Plymouth, and feels the citizenry is being sold short with the current leadership.


The Friends of Vito DeLuca for Judge Committee will hold a reception in honor of Vito DeLuca, Esq., candidate for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, on Thursday, March 31st at Ramada Inn on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. The cocktail party and reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $125.00 per person or $200 per couple. Tickets may be purchased on the campaign website by visiting www.vitodeluca.com/tickets or by contacting Lynette at 570-654-6567. Directions to the Ramada Inn can also be found on the campaign website.
To learn more about Attorney Vito DeLuca’s candidacy for Luzerne County Judge please visit www.vitodeluca.com.


One of my favorite reporters and columnists passed away a few days ago. David Broder of the Washington Post died at the age of 81. Broder was the voice of sanity in the insane decade of the 1960s. Through the years his reporting was never bombastic or exciting but right on the money when it came to analyzing events inside the beltway. For many years he partnered with Haynes Johnson from the Washington Post in producing books about politics and the power of money in it. I found out this week that Broder held the record for most appearances on NBC TV’S “Meet the Press” (401). Here are two interesting videos:



At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice to see oung people get involved in politics and government but Luzerne County is in deep, deep mud and slogans and youth just can't get the job done. If Evans wants to win, he had better put forth some real ideas, solid suggestions that address specific issues. The old days of saying your honest and will do a good job just doesn't cut it. If Casey has a real plan, now is the time to advertise it. Being 23 with no life experience or real job experience is not what most voters consider the proper background for the highest office in the county.

Ed Vogue for Judge because the police dendorse him? I don't think so, I want a judge who will be fair. We don't need a Judge Parker, we need a Solomon.

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Public-Sector employees vote a lot, taking advantage of voter apathy in this area. And the old people turn out if you scare then enough....

At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having just checked out "caseyevans.org" I must say I'm impressed immensely. I didn't expect such interesting ideas to come out of a 24 year old mind (I especially like Evans's plan to require purchase orders for what the county buys to keep track of the money and being able to go online and see where that money is going to...). I haven't heard anything this nuanced from the other candidates. It's quite refreshing, I just wish there were 10 other candidates like him with detailed thoughts on how to make the county better. I think I may just vote for Mr. Evans. Clearly, he's old enough to know what he's talking about and young enough to get the job done and bring a fresh new point of view. Maybe the future won't be so bad after all...

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have never heard of such a thing? Obama promised a new era or tranperancy , remember ? no behind closed doors sneaky deals........hows THAT website looking????


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