Sunday, October 16, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1797, October 16th, 2011

Attorney Bill Vinsko.


The Tim Mullen for County Council campaign will have a spaghetti-dinner fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 TODAY at Salerno’s Restaurant at Main and Kelly streets. RSVPs will be accepted at 333-5446, or the $10 tickets can be bought at the door.


The Committee to Elect Jennifer Rogers is seeking residents interested in promoting Rogers’ campaign for Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judge. Volunteers at least 18 years old who are willing to serve as poll workers can call 825-6300 or 714-8266.


Eileen Sorokus had an event last night in Hudson from 5pm to 7pm. A good crowd turned out with various candidates for Judge and County Council making the scene. Mrs. LuLac and I ran into Jennifer Rogers and Joe Sklarosky campaigning at the event as well as a representative for Joyce Dombroski Gephardt, Kathy Dobash and Michelle Bednar. We missed Council candidate Edd Brominski but had a great discussion with Wilkes Barre Area School Board member Maryanne Toole and Lynette Villano. The interesting thing about this event was that it seemed to draw people from out of the Sorokus political comfort zone. There was a large contingent from the West Side so that can only bode well for her candidacy. The invite said snacks were being offered but to me it looked like a full blown buffet. There was karaoke going on in another part of the building but we passed.


Vivian T. Gullo, 83, of Edwardsville, died this week. During the 70s and 80s he served on the Wyoming Valley West School Board. He was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, and a 1952 graduate of King's College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He was formerly employed by International Harvester Corporation, retiring after 30 years as office manager and accountant. He also retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves after 42 years as chief petty officer (yeoman). When Gullo served as past president, vice president and member of the Wyoming Valley West School Board, he was known as a no nonsense straight shooter who always had an opinion.


This week former Laflin Borough Councilwoman Marilyn Saidman passed away. She was a member of the board of directors of the Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania; co-chairwoman of the Wyoming Valley Flood Victims Action Council, and a member of the PSAB emergency management committee. Throughout her political career she was known as a trailblazer when it came to community involvement.


First time candidate, and Democratic Candidate for Congress in the 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, Bill Vinsko, raised $84,972.16 in the Third Quarter of 2011, after filing the Federal Election Commission paperwork on July 21, 2011. Of the $84,972.16, $80,144.00 was from individual contributions, the most of any candidate or incumbent in all of Northeast Pennsylvania. Vinsko has not solicited any donations from any Wall Street Banks, has not had to take out any loans, and shows no debt in the Campaign.
The following is a statement from Bill Vinsko:
“We are very excited and proud to release our first Campaign Finance Report. The new District boundaries have not been set, yet we have so many people in Northeast Pennsylvania committed to our cause and the Bill Vinsko for Congress Campaign. In this economy, to have overwhelming support from inside the District from actual voters is extremely encouraging, and will send a message to Washington that we have to immediately move away from partisan agendas and get things done for the people. We will be ready to fully compete in the Primary and General Elections in 2012.”


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