From the inbox: Don't look for the Republicans to help each other very much in the County seat because its rumored a certain commissioner doesn't want to be in power because it's easier to yell about things so look for another Republican to be pushed for that seat, problem is he is well-liked by Democrat voters.-A Source
That seems to sum up the rap I've heard on the only Republican Luzerne County Commissioner Steve Urban. He's running for another term but has a bunch of competition which is probably good news for him.
Bill James will make the race which is good because we would be dissapointed if he didn't. Dave Shipula is learning computer skills courtesy of the Hanover Area taxpayers and defends the rights of beer distributors. He is the President of the Malt Beverage Distributors Association and reminds us that "Alcohol is not like other consumer goods. If not properly controlled, alcohol can be dangerous!" Crestwood School Board member Bill Jones may not have all the answers but he asks the right questions. He is the only candidate that has the aversion to debt that I have.
Christine Katsock's entry into the race has thrown the whole thing up into the air. The conventional wisdom is that she will eat into Urban's vote and may sink them both.
I hope I'm wrong but the way I see it shaking out is that Skrep and Petrilla win the Dems nod and Urban and one the others are the GOP's nominees and the after the general election the commissioners are Skrep, Petrilla and Urban.
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