The LuLac Edition #1564, April 24th, 2011
Just an important reminder....the spring BlogFest will be held on Friday April 29th from 6pm to 8pm at Rooney's Pub in downtown Pittston. Stop by and meet the bloggers, the posters, the pretenders, the readers, the candidates, the media and anyone interested in talking politics. County Council and Judicial candidates from Luzerne County are especially invited as well as candidates running in the all important Lackawanna County Commissioners race. Plus any other candidate, school board, borough, township councils....all invited.
It's a cash bar and there are no speeches. And positively everyone, everyone is invited. Plus, if you are a candidate and have a conflicting event, either come early or show up a little later. There will be lots of cameras.
David Yonki The LuLac Political Letter
Joe Valenti Pittston Politics.com
Earlier in the year I spoke with a political consultant who told me that the candidates for County Council had to answer some fundamental questions, like who they were,, what they stood for and what they thought of the people and government in Luzerne County. Mike Giamber who is running for the Council has a few questions of his own for the voting public he hopes will elect him to one of those seats.
Last November’s triumphant home rule election symbolized an end of a corrupt-laden government as well as a beginning for renewed hope. The adoption of home rule sent a clear message to those who misrepresented us for years that the citizens of Luzerne County are still in charge.
On May 17, 2011 the citizens of Luzerne County will once again take control by casting their vote in the primary election.
Batter Up ... Second inning. Can we hit another home run by making sure the right people get elected for County Council?
A difficult task, I know, but well worth the investment.
Forty nine candidates are running for council. Whew! We have a cornucopia of candidates that range from home rule haters to working class heroes.
How do we separate the slate from the coal?
May I suggest you ask the following 10 questions.
1. Who has actually read and understands the home rule charter?
2. Who attended the weekly home rule meeting, offered suggestions and comments?
3. Who volunteered to sit-on or assist the home rule transition committee or subcommittees?
4. Who has government policy making experience?
5. Who understands the role of county council under home rule?
6. Who has a hidden agenda?
7. Who can devote adequate time to this monumental task of forming a new government?
8. Who has real world experience that can make a difference?
9. Who can we trust to be honest and ethical?
10. Who can think out of the box?
This election really is a big deal. Think hard before you vote. Your future tax burden depends on it.
WANSACZ & JEFFERS ON AIR
Democratic candidates John Wansacz and Brian Jefferrs are on the air with their spots for County Commissioner. Here’s a sampling.
Tom Borthwick the dynamic candidate for Scranton School Board recently spoke to the board about the education cutbacks thrown at the district by the Corbett administration. Here’s what he had to say:
Welcome to veteran newsman Dave DeCosmo who has joined the ranks of us bloggers. When Dave was on the road reporting the news, he knew just about everything. Young reporters were urged to soak up his knowledge. A few of us wistfully wondered what would happen if he ever wrote down everything he knew in that head of his. Well, we’re about to find out. Here’s his link.