The LuLac Edition #2531, October 6th, 2013
(Photo: Times Tribune).
Mulligan For Mayor sign.
MULLIGAN GETS HEAVY HITTERJim Mulligan, the belatedly named GOP candidate for Mayor of Scranton has received an important endorsement from former Mayor David Wenzel. I got to know Wenzel well during his term when I was involved in a bi county promotion project with Scranton Advertising Executive and former WARM Radio personality Bob Woody. Wenzel, a Vietnam War Veteran scored an upset victory over incumbent Jim McNulty in the 1985 election.
Wenzel does not offer an endorsement frequently and that is the significance of this announcement. If enough disaffected Liz Randol voters move to Mulligan plus the residue of good will that Wenzel still enjoys, well that might translate into some votes for Mulligan to come within striking distance of Bill Courtright the Democratic nominee.
The Jim Mulligan for Mayor campaign is proud to announce that it has received the endorsement of former Scranton Mayor David Wenzel. Mayor Wenzel served the people of Scranton as mayor from 1986 - 1990.
In a message to voters across the city, Wenzel stated:
"Our great city is facing serious economic challenges. As we seek to resolve those challenges, Scranton needs someone that will stand up for the taxpayers. Jim Mulligan is that man.
Jim's education, experience, and qualifications have prepared him to face our financial challenges head-on. He has a plan to resolve our finances and balance our budget that puts the taxpayers first.
This election isn't about just electing our next Mayor, it's about the future of Scranton, and I'm endorsing Jim Mulligan for Mayor. I hope you will join me."
Jim Mulligan said: "I am honored to receive Mayor Wenzel's support. Our campaign is picking up steam across the city and Mayor Wenzel's endorsement is one more example of city leaders coming together to join our campaign to unite Scranton as one. We have tough challenges facing our city and it is going to take the work of all of us to save our city. I am ready for this challenge and I am going to all corners of the city to ask the voters for their support."
TOPIC A FINALEIt was a good run with the Friday On My Mind Edition of “Topic A” on WYLN TV. But this Friday afternoon was our final program. The Topic A Live at 5 show goes to a half hour this starting Monday and WYLN Anchor Anne Gownley will host at 5:30 PM.It was wonderful to also work with Weatherman Joe Garbachick every week.
L.A. is moving full time to The Sports Hub Radio on the FM dial as well as doing afternoon news on WILK. It was a great run and boy did we have fun. L.A. will still consult with WYLN TV 35 and still have a hand in their news operations. Here are a few photos from the last program: