GOP statewide legal possibilities to attend annual summer cruise in Luzerne County – Wilkes Barre Times

August 13, 2015 - Picnic Time

The 5 GOP possibilities opposed for statewide legal bureau this tumble are, from left: Paul Lalley, Anne Covey, Michael George, Judy Olson and Emil Giordano.


PITTSTON TWP. — All 5 Republican possibilities opposed for statewide legal bureau in a Nov ubiquitous choosing will intersect in Luzerne County this weekend for a county GOP’s summer cruise event.

Luzerne County Republican Party Chairman Bill Urbanski, who helped classify a event, pronounced Tuesday convention a 5 possibilities in one place was “very special” and presented a singular eventuality for area voters.

“Four of a 5 are practicing judges, one is a practicing lawyer,” Urbanski said. “I know they’re putting in implausible hours crisscrossing a state. So we’re really gratified they’ll be here.”

From a onset, Urbanski pronounced Republican possibilities opposite a state are disadvantaged by a volume of purebred Democrats and believed GOP possibilities face a same ascending conflict to secure votes within a county.

In Luzerne County, scarcely 56 percent of a county’s 189,537 purebred electorate brand as Democrats, according to information from a county elections office. Those purebred as Republicans sum 61,665.

Urbanski pronounced he believes gaining support from county electorate will go a prolonged approach for a candidates’ chances statewide.

“If they can win here, hopefully they can win opposite a state,” he said.

At a event, any claimant will be given an eventuality to speak.

Three of them — Judges Anne Covey, Michael George and Judy Olson — are using for an rare 3 open seats on a Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a state’s top court. It was determined in 1722, predating a U.S. Supreme Court by 67 years.

Vying for a 10-year term, Covey, 55, from Bucks County, is a former member of a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. She now serves in a state Commonwealth Court.

A former district attorney, George, 56, is a President Judge of Adams County.

Olson, 57, was inaugurated in 2009 to a state Superior Court after portion as a decider on a Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Three Democrats, David Wecht, Kevin Dougherty and Christine Donohue, also won nominations in a May primary election.

Judge Emil Giordano, 65, who served on a Northampton County Court of Common Pleas given 2003, is using for a cavity on a state Superior Court.

Paul Lalley, 44, who specialized in appellate practice, is a claimant for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

The fourth-annual eventuality will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday during Tony Attardo Memorial Park during 79 Bryden St., Pittston Township, imprinting a initial time a eventuality will be hold in Pittston Township.

For a past 3 years, it was hold on Urbanski’s family plantation in Nuangola. Access valid formidable for residents so a venue changed, he said.

Traditional summer cruise food will be served. Admission is free.

Guests can RSVP to or by job 570-654-6567.

By Joe Dolinsky

Reach Joe Dolinsky during 570-991-6110 or on Twitter @JoeDolinskyTL


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