Friday, January 20, 2012

3 Republican State Rep candidates

Republican Rick Arnold will take on Gerald Mullery again in the 119th and may benefit from the redistricting. In 2010 Arnold lost by just 1300+ votes with a Libertarian candidate in the race. If this is a 2 person race it could be very competitive. He will kick off his campaign Saturday in Mountaintop.

PR: Arnold will launch his campaign before family, friends and supporters at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Crestwood Industrial Park, Wright Township. Arnold, of Rice Township, said he chose the industrial park as the setting for his announcement because it symbolizes the major problem of the day – unemployment.

In the 121st Eddie Day Pashinski cruised to reelection last time and will face former Fairview Township Supervisor Pete Mailloux, a Republican who owns a business in Mountain Top. He will at the Wilkes-Barre Township Fire hall on Tuesday at 7:00PM to announce his run.

My 2nd, 3rd or 6th favorite State Rep Phyllis Mundy (depending on what day it is) will have a challenger, it's traditional. From the inbox:

Kingston, Pa. -- Aaron Kaufer will announce his candidacy for state representative of the 120th district in front of family, friends and supporters at the American Legion in Kingston at 6 p.m. Aaron will address the crowd at 7 p.m.

WHO: Kaufer Now Campaign, Aaron Kaufer for State Representative
WHAT: Aaron Kaufer’s announcement to run for State Representative for Pennsylvania’s 120th District.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (speech will be held at 7 p.m.)
WHERE: American Legion Post 395
386 Wyoming Ave.
Kingston, Pa. 18704

Maybe Omeed will have to take a sabitical to fend off this challenger. No word from John Cordara.

Info for this post came from YRLC and Bob Zaruta's Facebook pages. I always link back to my sources so hopefully I won't be gobbled up in the next incarnation of SOPA and banned to Mooslyvania .


JimboBillyBob said...

Gort: Peter Mailloux's campaign announcement is on Saturday at the Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Hall on Watson street at 12:30PM.

He is also planning to attend the regular meeting of the 6th District Republican Committee on Tuesday at 7PM, and I think you mistook that for the campaign announcement.


Omeed Firouzi said...


I will not be taking a sabbatical from school for the fall campaign. I will be very busy here at George Washington University in D.C. with various commitments, including being involved in many events, activities, and programs that are relevant to the 2012 elections. However, I will definitely be home in NEPA almost all of this upcoming summer. Therefore, I will certainly be helping Phyllis in some capacity. I will announce my plans for the summer when I am ready in several weeks or a couple months. Folks will know over Facebook what I will be doing this summer soon.