Hazleton-A local government watchdog is the first person to confirm an intent to run for city mayor this year. Dee Deakos, a frequent attendee at city council, commission and authority meetings for more than a decade, said she will run on the Republican ticket...If Mayor Lou Barletta seeks re-election, he will face Deakos in the primary.
Danny has an invite from Senor Lou's get together on Monday that promises an "important announcement." He is speculating that Barletta will announce that he is running for higher office and not that he's running for re-election. I don't know. The next Congressional election is two years away and Musto's seat is up in 2010 and he hasn't been mentioned as a candidate for Luzerne County Commissioner. I think that he either announces he will seek re-election or says he is bowing out to "spend more time with my family" while laying the groundwork for another run for congress.
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