Monday, June 15, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2947, June 15th, 2015


Lackawanna County Commissioner candidate Bill Jones. (Photo: Times Tribune).
Bill Jones who is running for Lackawanna County Commissioner on the Republican side sent this missive to my e mail box. Most likely he sent it to other organization too. Anyway, Jones who is making his second run for Commissioner (having I’m sure learned a lot since the last time) also provided a letter regarding his former 2011 running mate Pat O’Malley. Here’s his statement as well as the letter. “The Statesman”, O’Malley will not be pleased I’m sure.
It has come to my attention that Commissioner O’Malley may have sent a political mailer to select individuals based on their success or failure in receiving their political party’s nomination at the most recent Primary Election using taxpayer-funded printing and postage services.
Coincidentally, this appears to have occurred days before The Scranton Times-Tribune highlighted Commissioner O’Malley’s previous use of taxpayer resources for political purposes, his subsequent reimbursement for the costs associated with his abuse of the public trust, and then-City Democratic Chairman Jerry Notariani’s correct condemnation of the same (The Scranton Times-Tribune, 6/13/15).
This pattern of abuse is troubling and unethical, at a minimum. I call on Commissioner O’Malley to immediately disclose the full and true cost associated with this political mailing and once again reimburse the taxpayers for the cost of his political printing, processing, and/or postage.


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