The latest installment comes from an incumbent Republican state committee person.
Full list of candidates on the Luzerne County website.
I AM AGAIN RUNNING FOR REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE REPRESENTING LUZERNE COUNTY BECAUSE I WANT GOOD POLITICAL PARTY - POLICY, OPEN PRIMARY ELECTIONS AND ETHICAL AND QUALIFIED CANDIDATES THAT CULMINATE IN BETTER GOVERNMENT.
THE STATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE NOT PAID. THREE WOMEN AND THREE MEN WILL BE ELECTED FROM LUZERNE COUNTY FOR A FOUR YEAR TERM ON MAY 18. WE MEET FOUR TIMES PER YEAR IN HARRISBURG, ON A FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING.
I HAVE NEVER MISSED VOTING DURING MY TERM OF SERVICE. I AM ACTIVE IN THE POLITICAL ARENA AND RAN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE IN WILKES-BARRE. I AM A COLLEGE GRADUATE, LONG TIME HOMEOWNER, WIFE, MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER. I CONSIDER MY STATE COMMITTEE SEAT TO BE AN IMPORTANT CIVIC DUTY.
I AM AN INDEPENDENT THINKER AND OFTEN WRITE EDITORIALS IN THE LOCAL WILKES-BARRE NEWSPAPERS.
AS FAR AS MY DUTIES ARE CONCERNED IN SERVING AS A STATE COMMITTEE MEMBER I TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY HOWEVER; I DO NOT AGREE THAT A COUPLE OF HUNDRED COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHOULD ENDORSE CANDIDATES BEFORE THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
I DO NOT AGREE THAT ANY POLTICAL PARTY SHOULD TRY TO FORCE ENDORSED CANDIDATES ONTO THE VOTERS.I BELIEVE THAT THE PRIMARY ELECTION SHOULD BE OPEN WITH THE VOTERS CHOOSING THEIR CANDIDATES.
I BELEIVE THAT THE PARTY'S ROLE BEFORE A PRIMARY ELECTION SHOULD BE LIMITED TO PRESENTING CANDIDATES TO THE VOTERS AND THEN ALLOWING THE VOTERS TO MAKE THEIR CHOICE ON ELECTION DAY. I AM NUMBER THREE ON THE BALLOT ON MAY 18 AND I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE.
My primary reason for desiring to be re-elected as a state committee member is that I desire to continue representing and serving the voters.
I do not support the notion that a paid Luzerne County GOP employee should serve as a state committee member; because it defeats the purpose of remaining an independent representative of the voters.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT ANYTIME AT LINDAAT254@AOL.COM
THANK YOU, LINDA J. URBAN
14 hours ago
PLEASE STOP THE SHOUTING!
Please grow a pair!
You were not present at the last vote! I was there with another NE PA county delegation! You had your stepson Steve Urban Jr vote your proxy. I do not recall all the votes he proxied for you but the Lt. Gov. vote was ABSTAIN! I have been told that most all send proxie votes that are currently St Committee members! There were 2 proxies for Luzerne county at the endorsements meeting. Yours and the woman who is not seeking reelection! These votes are a public record from the PAGOP. Your votes do not reflect what you claim! Bad memory?!
I hear she has only attended 2 meetings in person in four years. Can anyone on state committee confirm??? Also i thought State Commmittee only meets twice a year.
Bradford County says:
State Commitee meets 2 or 3 times a year - and NO ONE has ever seen Linda Urban!!!!!!!
Hey, Linda - why not admit you never go to ANY state commitee meetings... and tell us, why were you kicked off the LCCC board that your then lover, Steve, put you on???? Linda - tell the truth for a change!!
Linda Stets Urban - please tell everyone why you supported DEMOCRAT Mike Savokinas for sheriff over REPUBLICAN Barry Stankus - you should have been thrown out of the Republican Party for your betrayal!!!! SHAME ON YOU - HOPE YOU LOSE
Too many incumbent Urbans on the State Committee! 2 out of 7 votes! Conflict of interests too! Steve Sr was not nominated for Lt Gov at the St Comm Meeting even by Steve jr or Lindas proxy that Steve jr cast!He voted 2 abstentions per public records! Linda you are not truthful! You should resign and withdraw!
Why post here Linda, Gort and crew like all Luzerne County political hacks are all reprobates
Linda has helped retain Superior Court Judge Corey Stevens, and elect several very highly qualified state judges including Superior Court Judge Sheryl Allen. Linda is one of the few state committee members who writes letters to the editor and truly supports republican candidates at the local, state and national level. She has registered at least fifty new republicans this year. The real failure has been the local republican gop. The GOP has failed to invite county and state elected officials and state committee members to a leadership meeting. I cannot recall when the last Luzerne County GOP Leadership meeting was held. This is one part of the county by-laws that is always ignored. The problem with the GOP and former GOP leaders is they always try to hurt the most effective people they have. Ever wonder why you can't build your numbers. Just look at the sorry lot of individuals you have posting all these negative comments. Maybe they are Democrats. Are these the type of new leaders you want to lead the party? So sorry, so, so sorry........people.
Do the state committee members really has a voice in what goes on at the state committee meetings? Or are all decisions made by a few and the rest are just asked to follow?
One big lump of coal that needs to be removed from state committee is Billy Lewis. Bill Lewis is invisible, he rarely supports our local candidates, he never writes letters to the editor, he never supports our republican who run for office in Luzerne County, he lost my vote when he disked Steve Urban two weeks ago in the newspaper. Bill you of all people should know better! You never really got over the loss of your good friend Red Jones. You should join him in retirement.
I don't think any of these people have any idea what a state committee person does, not even some of them who have been on it for years.
Here's the scoop, straight from the Pennsylvania GOP. Read the functions then go back and see how many of these things these people actually do.
1. Represent all registered Republicans from their county or district at meetings of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and vote on official party business on behalf of their constituencies.
2. Communicate all relevant Republican Party information to county leaders and precinct committee people.
3. Take an active role in their county party and local campaigns.
4. Serve as a contact and resource for all statewide campaigns in their county.
5. Attend all Republican Party of Pennsylvania Meetings and local party events.
George from Dallas says:
VOTE TO DEFEAT EVERYONE OF THE URBANS - sweep Steve right out of the courthouse - send him off with the other courthouse crooks!!!!!
George says - DEFEAT URBAN NOW
Who writes comments in blogs at 3am??? Must be some low life unemployed welfare cheater!!! These are the low lifes who are draining our country...
Lazy liberal hippies!!!!!!!!!!!!
A message with LOVE from George the Closet Fairy Queen of the Back Mountain...
Linda - tell us why you live on Austin Street and Steve - your "husband" - lives on Willow Street - miles apart... could this mean what I think it means about Steve... I've always dreamed it was so... YUM YUM
I see T Lynette Villand and her side kick Art are up to no good! T. Lynette, do you remember notorizing petitions for David Maderia in March. I remember you bad mouthing our wonderful Commissioner and his wife. Now you want us to support you and your side kick Art for Republican State Committee. You lost my vote when I heard you putting down the best commissioner we ever had in Luzerne County.
I recall watching you take Jill Moran around by the hand several years ago and helped her defeat my friend Carolee Medico. We know you and your friend Pat Judge supported Conohan, Civarella, and Toole. Just look at the damage you did to the people of our County. You made us the talk of the Country. Their is no way I will ever vote for you or Art. You are responsible for destroying our County.
Linda is the only Female State Committe member that we ever hear from. The other two have done nothing to help clean up the Corruption in Luzerne County. Linda has been on WILK for months doing those wonderful Ethics commericals trying to change the culture of our County. We need to clean up this County and stop the corruption. We are supporing Linda Urban for State Committee and her husband Stephen A. Urban for Lieutenat Governor and Senate. I understand the Executive Director of the Local GOP wants Linda's seat at State Committee and may be behind all the negative comments regarding Linda along with her frineds T. Lynette and Art. What a shame. Elections bring our the worst in people!
George the Closet Back Mountain Fairy Queen says...
Don't pull hair, girls! Just fight to vote Urban for everything -incluidng fairy princess! YUM YUM
What does Linda Urban know about ethics?? Linda - why were you kicked off the LCCC board? Linda - why did you flunk outr of LCCC 3 times???
HEY EVERYBODY - check out PITTSTON POLITICS THIS WEEK! Exposes the truth about low life Steve Urban and his power hungry family! Next time, expose Steve's involvement in the courthouse corruption!!!
3am bloggers? These people must be welfare cheats who live off their welfare check - normal people get up and work every morning! They don't crazy stuff at 2 and 3am! These are probably indicted courthouse employees with NO job!!!
To Anonymous: I checked with LCCC, Linda Stets graduated from LCCC in 2004. Your attacks on Linda Urban are baseless. You seem to go to extremes to try and hurt Linda! Anonoymous are you involved in the Luzerne County Corruption? Are you a democrat? Or are you just another candidate for state committee trying to score some points?
Glad LCCC answered - did they say why Linda Urban was kicked off the LCCC Board??? Did they answer the phone on the first or second ring? If it was on the second ring, they probably were printing up a fake diploma. That Steve is quite the guy - don't ask, don't tell, Steve! YUM YUM
Funny how one of your insomniac bloggers said someone wants "Linda's seat" on state committee. Does she own it? It is only her seat until the next election, then she has to try to win it again.
Attention - Luzerne County Voters! The Republican Executive Committee is personally funding a campaign to defeat Linda Urban - word has it they are paying for the campaign of Renita Fenick, David Baloga and Harry Haas in an effort to defeat Linda Urban. The big money Republicans are behind this ticket!!! They are out to ruin the Urban family.
Steve, you always will have a place in my heart! Love you !!
Hey - who writes comments at 2 - 3am???? Get a job!! Get up in the mroning like us working people! These are obviously people who Urban got no-show county jobs for! They can sleep all day and write stupid comments all night!!! Lazy slobs!
Linda, honey, you need to go back to Florida and vote for yourself there!! I want Steve YUM YUM
It appears that some members of the County GOP want it both ways. They want everyone to support the candidates they hand pick. However, when a good GOP Candidates runs for office in a traditional Democrat areas, GOP members support the Democrat. What up GOP? How can you build a strong Republican Party in the Democrat parts of Luzerne County when you work against the very people who are trying to grow the GOP in the Democrat areas of Luzerne County? Look in the mirror and see who is causing the great divide! No amount of money will break the spirit of a dedicated candidate. We are not for sale! Keep giving support to the Democrats -- you will self destruct!
You are right - Steve Urban - who controls the Republican Party - will cause the GOP to destruct!!
What kind of lazy political hack blogs at 3:08am??? lazy unemployed courthouse hacks, that is who!!!
Hey I checked out Pittston Politics. Let see, some detail were missing. When I voted after work in the May 2007 primary election, I was handed a small red Republican Slate Card asking me to vote for Barry Stankus for Sheriff, Bill Jones and Christine Katsock for Commissioner, and Mary Dysleski for Recorder of Deeds. I later learned that Barry Stankus Art Bobboine and Christine Katsock were behind an effort to defeat Steve Urban, Ben Tillie, Bill James and Dave Shipula.
As far as Barry Stankus going down in flames in November 2007. Steve Corbett really worked Barry over on the radio when he failed to disclose his employment with Sunshine Market. That was a dumb move on Barry's part and led to his down fall.
Thanks for the update - remember - vote Rentita Fennick and Kathy Dobash for womens state committee represenative!!! Defeat Linda
Linda Urban is a full time activist.
Can she hold down a real job?
She has been seen and heard to be very emotional.
Can she control her temper and anger?
She gives everyone a hard time and is not around after an election.
She runs away.
Sending a proxy to vote is lazy.
Roll up your sleeves and get a real job in this community.
Stop reaping the benefits of the hard working hours of your husband.
We all know your thirst for power and control.
Your right! It is so sad she relies on her husband's hard work to have an identity. She needs to see a shrink. Have you looked at some of her rants and information? I think she is losing her mind. She can see no further than her own goal for power.
I thought she hated Pennsylvania and wanted to move after she lost the Wilkes-Barre Mayor race.
Poor Commissioner! He works so hard and she runs loosely everywhere planning things behind his back. She will give him a heart attack someday. I heard her yelling walking by her home one time.
She's crazy. I would live at another house if I was married to a crazy psycho like her!
Linda, give the guy a break and retire from politics. The county and state wants a man like Steve around for a long time. Stop giving him more worries. Let him do his job. You do not need to be the star.
Laugh Out Loud!!!!!
Reading all of these crazy comments should make Linda Urban buy a plan ticket to a far way island!
I think she really should have kept her own name.
Why depend on a man so much Miss independent thinker????
I would not vote for someone who has jumped through hoops just to please everyone.
Move back to California or where ever you want!
Just leave already!!!! The hairdo really is way too young for you! Get a real life already!!!
Try a new occupation : Dog Trainer or Nanny
Why the dog trainer or nanny choice? I thought she was a nurse. Do you mean she cannot get hired as a nurse around here? There is a nursing shortage. This is way too much time reading this dribble about this woman. Let's all move on to better topics. I just will not vote for an Urban.
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