Monday, May 15, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3503, May 15th, 2017

 Plains Township Tax Collector candidate Ben Hoon. (Photo: Hoon Facebook)
Small community elections are rarely covered but in this case I just want to give a shout out to Ben Hoon. I’ve known Ben for years and he has done something very few do. He entered the political arena to do something for his community.
Hoon is retired and is running for Plains Tax Collector. Hoon, who spent years working varied shifts (like we all do, something the political class does not) decided that if elected, his hours would be convenient for the working public. His pledge is to have office hours from 11am to 7pm so that Plains residents have the chance to get that tax errand done.
That’s more than enough reason to vote for the guy. We wish him luck this Tuesday.


On the Democratic side these are the people vying for a seat on Council.
Anthony Bartoli, Laflin.
Wendy Cominsky, of Dallas Township
John Gadomski, of Wyoming
Philip Gianfarcaro, of Pittston
David Popiak, of Hazleton
Sheila Saidman, of Kingston
Linda McClosky Houck, Forty Fort
James Watkinson Jr., Kingston
Matthew Vough, West Pittston.

The Republicans pretty much are shoo ins for the primary.

Mark Dixon, of Wright Township,
Chris Perry, of Fairview Township
Stephen J. Urban, of Wilkes-Barre
Gregory S. Wolovich Jr., of Newport Township
Harry Haas, of Dallas, Pa. 
Haas and McClosky Houck are incumbents. Independent Rick Williams is up for re-election has not decided whether to enter the fray come November.


There seems to be a race in the borough of Luzerne. Local resident Jim Hunter wrote a letter to the editor we’d like to share. It’s about Walter Banicky who is running for one of the seats. Then we’ll showcase Banicky’s flyer he’s been circulating.
Editor: Same old, stay the course and business as usual is not the case in the 2017 Luzerne Borough Primary Election.
Walter E. Banicky, a Democrat, has thrown a political monkey wrench into the “Good Ole Boy” political machine. Mayor Jim Keller and his establishment political machine have not had a challenge in the past three election cycles.
Banicky running for council has pulled the first ballot position against the incumbent crew. In addition, Banicky’s close friend, John C. Cordora, the Democratic candidate for mayor, will no doubt challenge Keller in the general election this November.
This tends to make Luzerne Borough the most competitive local race throughout Luzerne County this year.
There is an old saying, “You can’t lose in Luzerne.” In spite of that saying, someone will.
The primary election is May 16. The voter registration in Luzerne Borough stands at 1,260 Democrats and 415 Republicans.
Jim Hunter


At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki . . . Yonki ... Yonki ...
"For the People", "I'm running to serve", "The people come first"
Another election, same old bullshit.
I WILL vote, but these local elections, are a bit of a joke.


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