11 hours ago
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Michelle Bednar for Controller 2017
Incumbent Democratic Luzerne County Controller had a nice gathering of supporters at Bentley's on Friday. It attracted a nice crowd including a few Republicans including District Attorney Stephanie Salavantis. The Democratic Party heavyweights State Reps. Eddie Day Pashinski , Jerry Mullery and State Sen. John Yudichak sang her praises. Her campaign team touted her accomplishments including weeding out incorrect homestead tax breaks wrongly granted to some Luzerne County property owner. Her opponent Walter Griffith had received the break on two homes and an auto repair business he owns.
Democratic County Council candidates Wendy Cominsky, Matt Vough and John Gadomski offered their support and Republican Chris Perry showed up. Perry has been to almost every event D or R I've been to. He is running hard.
Other notables were Judge David Lupas who is up for retention and George Brown who should have been the Mayor of W-B. I asked Judge Lupas about mandatory minimums and he gave me a lawyers answer saying they could act as a deterrent but Judges should be able to fit the punishment to the crime.
Luzerne County sending bills to recipients of incorrect homestead tax break