I was able to spend a few minutes with a Republican state rep candidate after his announcement. Paul Stebbins is a grad of Nanticoke HS and Bloomsburg University earning a degree in education. He is taking on Phyllis Mundy for the 120th district seat based in Luzerne County's west side. He opposes the state bailing out local local towns who cannot pay their bills and favors property tax reform. He advocates the 3 V's as he calls them. "A person must have a vision on how to make other people feel better about where you are taking them. A person must have a voice that will air their visions. A person must have a vote that will help voice that vision. I believe that I have these three V's. " He is also not an advocate of regionalization.
"I believe that regionalization is a bad idea and that once a community loses its own police forces , it loses it's identity."
He does not agree with school strikes but thinks the question should be left to local districts and opposes the Mellow bill outlawing school teacher stikes. He was adamant in his opposition to slot machines saying you should not tie gambling to education.
"I believe slots will be a losing issue before it becomes a winning one."
His website has more detail:
120th District "Leadership for a Change"
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