LACKAWANNA COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS JUDGE

James A. Gibbons, cross-filed

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Andy J. Jarbola III, cross-filed

LACKAWANNA COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS

DEMOCRATS

Evie Rafalko McNulty

REPUBLICANS

Alicia A. DiLeo

Evie Rafalko McNulty

As Recorder of Deeds, I have continually done more with less taxpayer dollars. I've reduced the staff by attrition by 33% from 13 to 8, while improving the service, access and availability of county records online and in our offices.

I have implemented the Uniform Parcel Identification Law. Which generates $300,000.00 annually for the General Fund. Upon its inception over 100 properties were discovered that were not listed on the county tax rolls.

We have digitized over 3,120,915 pages (4,775 books) and are now digitally scanning maps in house to save money.

I've implemented procedures helping to eliminate land fraud, redact Social Security, Driver's License numbers and DOB from documents presented for recording. Electronic Recording is now available to all submitters across the country.

The index books for documents dating back to 1978 are being processed for searching on the internet and in house.

I am the former President of the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Association and serve as current permanent Secretary. I currently serve on the following boards: PA Electronic Recording Commission, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Local Government Records Committee, Property Records Industry Association, Genealogical Research Society of Northeast Pennsylvania, Society of Irish Women, Komen Foundation Fashion Show Board, Saint Joseph's Center Auxiliary, member of the Friends of Poland of Lackawanna County, Former member of the following Friendship House Board of Directors, Metro Action (Chamber of Commerce), Board of Directors of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

I am married to former Scranton Mayor James B. McNulty.

Alicia A. DiLeo

I grew up in and graduated from Old Forge. I am a lifelong resident of Lackawanna County. I graduated from McCann School of Business & Technology, summa cum laude, with my degree in business/paralegal studies and I am a paralegal. I have the education and work experience that is needed to run the Recorder of Deeds office. Since a primary responsibility of the Recorder of Deeds office is to protect the people's ownership of their property, I promise to do anything within my power to do just that. I will work with the office staff to have all documents available online through IQS (Recorder of Deeds record search) and ensure the taxpayers are always getting the highest level of service from the office. I will actively manage the Recorder of Deeds office on a daily basis to achieve the greatest efficiency for the taxpayers. I will make sure the taxpayers receive the best possible service at the lowest possible cost by being a full-time Recorder of Deeds that is in the office every day, every hour that the office is open. As a full-time Recorder of Deeds and working with the current office staff, I will be able to guarantee the efficient, high quality service the taxpayers of Lackawanna County deserve. I am humbly asking for your support and your vote in the election on November 5.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

SHERIFF

DEMOCRATS

Mark P. McAndrew

REPUBLICANS

Dominick Manetti

Mark P. McAndrew

I am a resident of Mayfield with my wife Geraldine Kozuch McAndrew and my two daughters, Caroline and Patricia. I am a 1983 graduate of Valley View High School and attended Penn State University. I received my Deputy Sheriff certification in 1990 from Dickinson School of Law and my Act 120 Police Officer certification from Northeast training center, Wyoming in 1988.

I am currently employed as a Deputy Sheriff in Lackawanna County. I have 23 years experience in the office as having performed all duties and responsibility associated with the Lackawanna County Sheriff Office. I am currently the DARE - School resource Officer instructing the youth of Lackawanna County's elementary schools in DARE and the Junior Duty Program for 15 years. I also have 24 years experience as a police officer in the boroughs of Archbald and Jermyn. I am also experienced in the administrative responsibility associated with the Sheriff's Office which is an essential duty to the office.

I had the privilege of serving in the past on Archbald Borough Council and Mayfield Planning Commission. I was a past member of the Archbald Lions Club and a current member of the Whitmore Hose Company, Mayfield.

My goals are to continue to see the office progress and to establish a good working relationship with other law enforcement agencies to make Lackawanna County a safer place to live. I will use my past experience of a police officer, deputy sheriff and my administrative experience to run the office as efficiently as possible while keeping costs as low as possible to the people of Lackawanna County.

I humbly as for your vote on November 5. I will work hard as your next sheriff. Thank you.

Dominick Manetti

My name is Deputy Sheriff Dominick Manetti and I am campaigning for Lackawanna County Sheriff in a bid to replace incumbent Sheriff John Szymanski, who is retiring at the end of this year. Following a three year enlistment as Sergeant in the US Army, I accepted employment as a deputy sheriff within the Lackawanna County Sheriff's Office in 1983. I was eventually promoted to Corporal in 1986 but held that position for only one year due to another promotion to Sergeant in 1987. In 1989, I was promoted to my current rank of Chief Deputy Sheriff, the second in command. To date, I have professionally served both the incumbent Sheriff and Lackawanna County for over 30 years; with 23 of those years as the Sheriff's chief administrator and supervisor.

Over my career, I have performed all functions within the Sheriff's Office making me the most qualified candidate for Sheriff. My responsibilities include the supervision of the daily operations of the Sheriff's Office, the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures, and the preparation and management of the operating budget. I collaborate with local law enforcement agencies to ensure public safety and security for major public events held at PNC Field, Toyota Pavilion and other sites throughout Lackawanna County. I serve on the boards several law enforcement organizations including the county SWAT Team.

When experience counts, there is no substitute. I ask for your support in electing me, Chief Deputy Dominick Manetti, as the next Sheriff of Lackawanna County.

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

REGISTER OF WILLS

DEMOCRATS

Fran Kovaleski

REPUBLICANS

Christopher Arnone

Fran Kovaleski

As Deputy Register of Wills / Orphans Court for the past 18 years, I have watched the office grow into a well oiled machine that functions with accuracy, efficiency and with utmost customer service for the taxpayers of Lackawanna county. If elected my experience and administrative know how will insure that efficiency and accountability will continue.

Few people truly realize how important the office is to the community, and the local court system. The office is responsible for the probate of all wills, and estates, payments of inheritance tax, and origination and recordable of all Orphans Court documents including all adoptions, guardianships along with all marriage license county wide. As an agent of the PA department of Revenue our office has collected in excess of sixty-eight million dollars ($68,000,000.00) in the past five years. The Auditor General of the State of PA does mandated audits ever three (3) years and under my direction not one "finding" in the past eighteen (18) years has been recorded. We are a profitable row office, with contributes an annual PROFIT of approximately three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($350,000.00) to the county "general fund".

Lackawanna County needs a Register of Wills with experience, integrity and proven accountability. I am that candidate and I humble as for you vote for the Register of Wills on Tuesday November 5th.

I am a past president and board member of St. Josephs' Auxiliary, active member of the annual summer picnic, and currently serving on the 125th anniversary committee.

ABINGTON HEIGHTS

SCHOOL BOARD

Region 1

Michele M. Tierney, cross-filed

Region 2

Michele M. Pusateri, cross-filed

Region 3

Jeanne Cadman, cross-filed

At large

Louise Clauss Brzuchalski, cross-filed

BENTON TWP. SUPERVISOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Bonnie Rosiak

BENTON TWP. TAX COLLECTOR

Donita Wright, cross-filed

CLARKS GREEN BOROUGH COUNCIL

(3 seats)

Joe Barrasse, cross-filed

David J. Rinaldi, cross-filed

Alan F. Hughes, cross-filed

David J. Rinaldi

I am David J. Rinaldi a 60 year old resident of Clarks Green. I graduated from Scranton Preparatory School, Duquesne University and the Widener School of Law. In May 1980, my brother Art and I founded our law firm, Rinaldi & Rinaldi, located in Scranton. My wife and I have resided in Clarks Green since January 1992. During my legal career, I served as Lackawanna County Solicitor, South Abington Township Solicitor and Lackawanna Housing Solicitor. I also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocacy Alliance, a non-profit agency providing advocacy and mental health services in Northeast Pennsylvania. I was appointed as a member of the Clarks Green Borough Council in August of 2012. Since my appointment to Council, I have served as Borough Refuse and Recycling Chairman which included organizing and coordinating the Leaf Bag Distributions in 2012 and 2013. During my service, I have assisted in the publication of Centennial Newsletter, creation of the new Borough Website, Clarksgreen.info, Clarks Green's Facebook and Twitter Accounts. I believe maintaining affordability in Clarks Green is the single most important issue currently facing the Borough and that government should and must provide the most efficient and least costly essential services to its residents. Increased efficiency, elimination of waste, resident accessibility and maintaining the current tax millage rate will be my priorities. Service as your Councilman would be both a privilege and honor during Clarks Green's Centennial Year. Please vote November 5th.

Alan F. Hughes

I am Alan F. Hughes and I am running for Clarks Green Council. My education is: Phillips Exeter Academy, Bucknell University (B.S./B.A.) and Penn State University (M.B.A.). My community service includes: Clarks Green Zoning Board (1989-93, chairman), Abington Heights School Board (1993-2001, president, 5 years), Clarks Green Council (2011-present, finance committee chairman), Kiwanis Club of Scranton (past president), St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen Board (past president), Arc of NEPA Board (past president), Arc of NEPA Foundation Board (president), Salvation Army Board (past president), Scranton Area Foundation Board (investment committee chairman) and the Parkinson Foundation Board.

I submit that Clarks Green is a superb residential community. My goal as a council member is to be fiscally prudent to enable a diverse cross section of individuals and families to live here while continuing to provide a high level of services.

CLARKS GREEN MAYOR

DEMOCRATS

William Thorburn

REPUBLICANS

Marie M. King

William Thorburn (PIC)

Council president Keith Williams honored me by asking em to become the chairperson of Clarks Green's Centennial Celebration. The 10 months since Keith asked me to lead this effort have been exciting and fulfilling. Working with enthusiastic volunteers, we have planned a wide range of activities that will appeal to residents of all ages.

Beyond the recent bell dedication, we plan a number of events from now through next Memorial Day. There will be food available on Saturday, May 24, with historic walking tours and a veterans' ceremony. An ice cream social will be held on Sunday. Live entertainment from talented local musicians will be featured both days.

Next year's events will also include the beautification of the park across the street from the borough building. This will include the installation of a beautiful clock and engraved pavers that residents can use to recognize friends and family.

I have been Clarks Green's mayor since January 1998. When I became mayor, spending and road safety were issues for our community. I worked closely with Chief Gerrity and I am happy to report that non-reportable accidents have been cut in half and reportable accidents have been reduced by over one third during my tenure.

Like my opponent, I was a former member of council. We both have records and, unlike my opponent, I never cast a vote to raise taxes on our residents.

I hope you will again allow me the privilege of serving you once more as your mayor.

Marie M. King (PIC)

I am Marie M. King, candidate for Clarks Green Mayor. I am running for office because I'd like to see a more proactive approach to beautifying and marketing our community. I have served the community well and exhibited real leadership in my former capacities as Shade Tree Commission volunteer and chairwoman, beautifying the community with hundreds of trees; as Chairwoman of the Abington Community Dog Park, a new neighborhood showpiece; and as President of Clarks Green Council, leading members through the passage of federal and state mandated sewer facility upgrades.  I also worked with our DPW crew in replacing the fa├žade on our borough building and with a local wood carver in designing and building new signage for us, just to mention a few of the many projects completed during my tenure on Council. I believe Clarks Green needs to change course and embark on more definitive steps in partnering with neighboring communities for the greater good of the Abingtons. I'd also like to see Spring and Fall cleanups return to the Borough and more storm water control efforts introduced. I'd like to work with our Planning and Zoning Commissions in addressing our commercial corridor's needs for landscaping and beautification; and look into green space initiatives for lighting, public art and infrastructure improvements along our major travel corridors. For more information and an ongoing dialog of some of my other ideas, visit www.marieformayor.com, follow me on www.facebook.com/marieformayor and on www.twitter.com/marieformayor.  I would very much appreciate your vote.

CLARKS GREEN TAX COLLECTOR

Janice F. Brown, cross-filed

CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH COUNCIL

4-year term

(3 seats)

DEMOCRATS

Gerrie Fitzgerald Carey

Patrick Williams

Jim Klein

REPUBLICANS

M.Vincent Cruciani

Robert A. Bennett

Gerrie Fitzgerald Carey

Jim Klein (PIC)

My wife Elizabeth and I have lived in the Clarks Summit community for almost forty years. We are members of the Our Lady of the Snows parish, and we have raised our children Kathleen and Christopher in the borough. Clarks Summit is a wonderful community, and I would be proud to serve as a member of the borough council.

My relevant background is as follows. Born in Cincinnati, I received my B.S. in physics from Xavier University. Later I received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Fordham University, where I met my wife Elizabeth who is from Scranton. After teaching at Manhattan College, Iona College, and Fordham, I accepted a position at the Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus. I retired from Penn State after thirty-six years of service and currently hold professor emeritus status at Penn State. In addition to my teaching and research duties, I was a member of both the local campus senate and also the University Senate, serving on numerous academic and administrative committees and chairing some of them.

Elizabeth and I are active members of the Clarks Summit community and serve on the board of the Friends of the Abington Community Library and various Friends committees. During my years at Penn State, I worked closely with the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, serving as an officer both at the regional and state level. It was a pleasure to work with the students and teachers in our community in their science endeavors.

Robert A. Bennett (PHOTO TO COME)

Hello, my name is Robert (Bob) Bennett and I am running for Clarks Summit Borough Council. In 1971, my wife, Regina, and I moved to Clarks Summit and raised two sons who attended Abington Heights Schools. I have volunteered my time and energy working with various groups, such as the Knights of Columbus, Viet Nam Veterans, VFW, and borough's recycling committee.

While I was a Borough Council member, I participated in successful negotiations with the DPW, securing a less expensive medical plan for borough employees. This plan is still saving the borough thousands of dollars each year. Initiated increased pave cut fees resulting in added income for the borough, was instrumental in saving Borough funds by securing guards for exposed utility meters preventing accidental damage, and the hiring of a consultant to prepare a request for proposal for the borough's refuse contract.

I ask for your vote in the November 5th election so I can again work on your behalf while bringing proven experience with positive results to the position.

CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH COUNCIL

2-year term

(1 seat)

Dominic Scott, cross-filed

Dominic Scott (PIC)

I, Dominic Scott, won the Republican nomination besting two other candidates and earned the Democratic spot on the ballot through a write-in campaign. I was unanimously appointed in June 2012 to fill the seat of Donny Moyer. I am a Clarks Summit resident since age 8 and graduated from Clarks Summit High School. I am a Korean War veteran. I earned a B.S. degree from the University of Scranton. I was recruited by Ford Motor Co. into their two-year Management MBA training program. I retired after 37 years as manager of all Ford retirement programs. I am a member of many community organizations, such as the VFW Post 7069, Our Lady of the Snows church men's club, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Social Services, Friends of the Abington Community Library, Dalton Food Pantry, Rotary Club of the Abingtons and NAMI. I serve as Chairman of Clarks Summit civil service committee and council finance committee, and am a member of the personnel and union negotiation committee.

I believe the most important issue in the borough is limited finances and my education and work experience will help with this issue. I donate my yearly stipend to serve on council back to the community. I ask for your Republican or Democratic vote.

CLARKS SUMMIT TAX COLLECTOR

DEMOCRATS

Kathy Drake

REPUBLICANS

No candidates on ballot

Kathy Drake (PIC)

A resident of Clarks Summit for 54 year, I believe I can serve our community as a dedicated and efficient tax collector. If elected, this will be my primary focus making it a "full-time" effort.

I graduated from Abington Heights School. My work experience includes accounting and credit department work. I was also a supervisor analyst with security clearance at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Connecticut. Most importantly, I did tax collection work as part of my responsibilities, and excellent customer service at a local bank.

I was a councilwoman for Clarks Summit Borough and chairman of Finance and worked with the taxes. I was on the Centennial Committee, Grant, Recycle, and Police Pension Board.

I am married to Kenneth Drake and have two children Darrell and Wendy Sandly, and 5 grandchildren.

My plans are to be "customer-oriented" and yet collect taxes in a timely and efficient manner. All tax records will be reviewed and updated regularly using 21st century methods and procedures.

While I am running on the Democratic ticket, my goal is to serve all constituents equally.

I want to work a system out that will benefit the taxpayers and work with the taxpayers in this tough economy.

DALTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

(4 seats)

DEMOCRATS

Leonard C. Peters Jr.

REPUBLICANS

John W. Montgomery

Gus Vlassis

Jared Gard

Leonard C. Peters Jr.

DALTON MAYOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Aaron Holzman

DALTON TAX COLLECTOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Margaret Peg Sheppard

GLENBURN TWP. SUPERVISOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Michael T. Savitsky

LACKAWANNA TRAIL SCHOOL BOARD

Region 2

No candidates on ballot

Region 3

Edward J. Clarke, cross-filed

Philip R. Stark, cross-filed

LA PLUME TWP. SUPERVISOR

DEMOCRATS

Lisa A. Huffsmith

REPUBLICANS

No candidates on ballot

LA PLUME TWP. TAX COLLECTOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Clyde E. Ellsworth

NEWTON TWP. SUPERVISOR

Robert Naegele, cross-filed

NEWTON TWP. TAX COLLECTOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Ruth E. Hayden

NORTH ABINGTON TWP. SUPERVISOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Thomas Mundrake

NORTH ABINGTON TWP. TAX COLLECTOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Betty L. Opsasnick

RANSOM TWP. SUPERVISOR

David W. Bird Jr., cross-filed

RANSOM TWP. TAX COLLECTOR

Lenay Blackwell, cross-filed

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. SUPERVISOR

DEMOCRATS

No candidates on ballot

REPUBLICANS

Giles W. Stanton

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. TAX COLLECTOR

Scott R. Thorpe, cross-filed

WAVERLY TWP. SUPERVISOR

DEMOCRATS

Douglas Klamp

REPUBLICANS

Michael Hoban

Douglas Klamp (PIC)

I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan until I was 15 then moved to western Pennsylvania. I attended Penn State for undergrad and Johns Hopkins for medical school. My internal medicine residency was in Oakland, California. I taught internal medicine residents and medical students for 12 years. I now have my own internal medicine practice. When my patients are admitted to Regional Hospital, Moses Taylor Hospital, or a nursing home, I continue to care for them.

My wife, Cristen, and I are fortunate to have two great children.

I have also done volunteer work in India, Lesotho, Guyana, Sudan, the Republic of Georgia, Nicaragua, Gambia, and Bolivia. One thing that became very clear while working in these countries is that governmental corruption-including nepotism and cronyism - takes an enormous human toll.

In addition to general fairness, my interests in participating in government include providing healthy recreational activities, making roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, keeping taxes down, and fixing our address problem in Waverly Township.

The other supervisors that I have worked with in Waverly have all been Republican, but political party has been irrelevant in our decisions. The three other supervisors with whom I have worked, Ron Whitaker, Tom Durbin, and Jeff Thurston, all have had significant management experience, solid leadership skills, and good judgment. We have excellent productive dialog at our meetings. I am fairly certain that the decisions that we have made together are better than the decisions any one of us would have made alone.

WAVERLY TWP. TAX COLLECTOR

DEMOCRATS

Ilona Thurston

REPUBLICANS

No candidates on ballot