Thank you, 6th District candidates, for putting yourself out there and running for office.
Congratulations to Allan Ciprich and Barry Kresge for doing something that hasn't been done in a long, long time: Filling the Republican ballot in Plains for Commissioner.
Hats off to Barry Kresge Jr for getting a write-in campaign for Tax Collector in the Township as well. This is how change happens!
The new Legislative maps have been approved. This will have a significant impact on the 6th District.
Assuming the County GOP re-aligns our county districts to match the Legislative Districts, after the November 2014 Election we will line up with the newly-drawn 121st District. This will consist of:
The City of Wilkes-Barre
Part of Hanover Township (Wards 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07)
Laurel Run Borough
TOTAL POPULATION: 62,059
Plains Township will move to the 118th District.
For more information on all the changes, visit the Pennsylvania Redistricting site.
A campaign finance filing deadline is imminent.
On Friday, the 2nd Friday Pre-Primary report must be filed.
If you are a first-time candidate ...or even one who has filed before but may need to bruch up... this is the time to review current law.
Who has to file? What has to be reported? Do I have to form a committee? What records should be kept? What about anonymous donations (strictly forbidden in Pennsylvania)?
The answers to these and many other questions are in Pennsylvania's Campaign Finance Law brochure. Just click on the link below and start reading...
Dear Republican Committee:
The 6th District Republican Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month except where noted. Below is our meeting schedule through December, 2013:
May 28, 2013
June 25, 2013
July 23, 2013
August 27, 2013
September 24, 2013
October 22, 2013
November 26, 2013
December 17, 2013 (Tentative pending approval at the May meeting, we will meet on the third Tuesday due to the Christmas Holiday)
All meetings begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
All meetings will take place at:
Norm's Pizza & Eatery
275 North Sherman Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
We will chip in for pizza & soda ($5 suggested).
See you there!
Click this link for a map/directions to Norm's > Norm's Pizza & Eatery
Congratulations to the 6th District Committee members who made it on the ballot for the May Primary!
Member of the Municipal County Council: Alex Milanes
County Conroller: Karen Ceppa-Hirko
Wilkes-Barre Area City School Director: Joe Bernardo (cross-filed)
Wilkes-Barre Area City School Director: James O'Meara Sr. (Rep)
Commissioner, Plains Township: Barry Kresge Jr.
Commissioner, Plains Township: Allan Ciprich
Judge of Election (Wilkes-Barre City Ward 15): Joseph M. Jacobs
Judge of Election (Wilkes-Barre City Ward 18): Susan Bartholomew Palmer
We also want to recognize Republicans who live within the 6th District (but are not committee members) who will be on the ballot for the Primary Election. Thank you for stepping forward in your community! Please feel free to attend any of our 6th District meetings. Thank you once again for making a difference!
Member of the Municipal County Council: Paul DeFabo
Council Member (Wilkes-Barre Township): Gerald Shinal Jr.
Council Member (Wilkes-Barre Township): Michael Sromouski
Inspector of Election (Ashley Borough Ward 1): Carol E. Coleman
Inspector of Election (Ashley Borough Ward 2): Marie Saltz
Inspector of Election (Plains Township, Ward 3): Patricia A. Kulack
Inspector of Election (Plains Township, Ward 4): Delphine Wejkszner
Inspector of Election (Plains Township, Ward 5): Joyce Ann Panaway
One of the 6th Districts most effective communications tools is our e-letter.
Each release is chock full of upcoming events and important election-related information. In our current e-letter, for example, there is the complete listing of important dates for 2013 Pennsylvania elections, a listing of where committee members are needed (by ward), the duties of Judge/Inspectors of Elections ...and much more!
The e-letter editor, Susan Bartholomew-Palmer, works closely with our district secretary Pat Umbra and other committee members to bring our e-letters to publication. They are e-mailed, shared on Facebook and are also available on our website.
Have you seen our most recent e-letter? Click here for our e-letter!
...after a long hiatus, the 6th District site is back. I'll be updating the content over the next few days. --Jimbo
(The hiatus was allegedly caused by an unknown someone allegedly spilling chicken wing sauce in his keyboard. Jimbo pleads the 5th as to whether the wings were his. The FBI crime lab is investigating.)
DUTIES OF A REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEMBER
The Committee Member’s primary goal is to elect qualified Republicans to office and to promote the principles of the Republican Party. The Committee Member is active throughout the year, interacting with the voters and working to elect qualified Republicans to office. These responsibilities do not just occur on Election Day.The main duties of Committee Members are:
· Communicate with and service the voters.
· Circulate Candidate Nominating Petitions.
· Register Republican voters.
· Deliver Absentee Ballots to voters.
· Canvass with candidates.
· Distribute campaign material before an election.
· Make get-out-the-vote phone calls.
· Cover the poll on election day.
· Recruit and train volunteers.
· Identify, recruit, select, and support qualified Republican candidates.
· Help with Republican fund-raisers.
· Vote on endorsement of Republican candidates.
· Attend Republican meetings and events.
These duties may seem like a very big responsibility...but if you take it step-by-step and develop a well laid out plan in advance, you will find being a Committee Member is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences that you will ever have.
The Pennsylvania GOP publishes a great pamphlet called Winning Begins With You! It's a great overview of your new role. Simply click the link below to read the pamphlet:
Once again...Welcome Aboard, New Committee Members!!!
James M. O'Meara, Sr. - Webmeister