|A photo from Griffiths campaign in 2009|
To the surprise of no one former Luzerne County Controller Walter Griffith has announced he wants his old job back. Walter was elected to the office in 2009 but resigned in 2013 after he was charged with illegal wiretapping and sentenced to probation. “I think it’s a valid concern for people to have about me resigning my position as a controller,” he said. “If I made a mistake, I made a mistake.”
I expect a few other Republicans will enter the primary to take on incumbent Michelle Bednar.
This race should be one of the most hotly contested in 2017. Many of my Republican friends are telling me they won't support him this time.
From his FB page:
Today I'm officially announcing my candidacy for Luzerne County Controller. I will be circulating Nominating Petitions to have my name placed on the ballot for the Republican party nominee in the May 16th Primary election. If you would like to sign my petition please let me know as soon as possible. Please remember you can only sign 1 petition.
Thank you and please share this with all of your friends.
I'm surprised he didn't send me a press release, he's pretty good at that. I will have more on this next week.