Candidates Needed!

The Republican Party has experienced a few vacancies where we can place a candidate on the ballot to run in the November 2, 2021 General Election.  The offices available are as follows:

  • Tax Collector, City of Scranton, four-year term;
  • Tax Collector, Borough of Dalton, four-year term;
  • Council Member, Borough of Dalton, two-year unexpired term;
  • School Director, Dunmore School District, two-year unexpired term;
  • Supervisor, Covington Township, two-year unexpired term;
  • Auditor, Covington Township, four-year unexpired term.

Candidates interested in running in one of the above races should contact the Republican Party by emailing  Correspondence should include a letter (or email) of intent, a copy of their voter registration card, and any other items they wish to be considered (resume, curriculum vitae, etc.)

Candidates are for Tax Collector are required to also supply a copy of a background check which is available from the Pennsylvania State Police.

Responses are requested before September 8, 2021.

Official Statement on Renaming of Spruce Street in Scranton, PA

“It is poor public policy to name or rename public property in honor of politicians until they have left office or passed from this world and the full depth and breadth of their life and service can be measured. Additionally, based on reporting, it seems the officials who made this decision neglected to consult all the affected property owners and small business owners who now face additional financial burdens because of this decision. The City of Scranton should reverse course on this. Failing that, the City should reimburse all affected taxpayers for any and all costs incurred in complying with their edict.”

-Chairman Lance Stange, Jr.

Vacancy in the 113th District

Whereas a vacancy exists in the office of Representative of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the 113th Legislative District a Special Election has been called for November 2nd, 2021 for the remainder of the term expiring November 30th 2022.

The 113th District includes part of Lackawanna County consisting of the City of Scranton (Wards 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 [PART, Divisions 03 and 04], 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24) and the Township of South Abington and the Borough of Clarks Green.

A candidate for this position must be 21 years of age, shall have been citizens and inhabitants of the State four years, and inhabitants of their respective district one year next before their election (unless absent on the public business of the United States or of this State), and shall reside in their respective district during their terms of service.

The 113th Legislative District Committee of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County is actively seeking candidates interested in running for the office of Representative. The 113th Legislative District Committee will interview candidates and make a recommendation to the Executive Committee which will ultimately fill the vacancy and may also seek to interview candidates.

Interested candidates should send a letter of intent, resume, and a copy of their voter registration card so it is received by July 14th to:

Republican Party of Lackawanna County
P.O. Box 362
Moscow, PA 18444

Or may do so electronically by emailing

2021 Primary Endorsements

Last night the Executive Committee of the Republican Party issued endorsements.
In recognition of her experience in court, in our community, and in the private sector as well as her commitment to be an impartial, fair judge who applies the law as written for everyone in Lackawanna County the Republican Party of Lackawanna County endorses Nisha Arora for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County.
In recognition of her unwavering support for our community and commitment to be a full-time public servant who works for the taxpayers every day, the Republican Party of Lackawanna County endorses April Jenkins for Register of Wills.
For Sheriff, the Republican Party has two well-qualified, educated, and experienced candidates committed to the people of Lackawanna County who wish to serve.  The people of Lackawanna County would be well-served to have either Glenn Capman or David Elliott as their Sheriff.  The Republican Party pledges to support and endorse the candidate who wins the May 18th Primary Election.

Endorsement Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Lackawanna County will meet on Wednesday, April 14th, at 7:00 p.m. virtually. Candidates seeking the endorsement will be given an opportunity to address the Committee. Any Republican Party candidate seeking the endorsement should contact the Party prior to the meeting in order to convey their interest and to obtain credentials for the meeting.

Official Statement on the Passing of the Honorable Patrick J. Solano

(SCRANTON) – Chairman Lance Stange, Jr. issued the following statement:

“The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania lost a great leader today as the Honorable Patrick J. Solano has passed away.

“His passing marks the loss of another treasured member of the Greatest Generation, having served as a B-17 Flight Engineer in the Army Air Corps where he flew twenty-three bombing missions in World War II and was awarded numerous medals for bravery.

“After returning home, Pat began his public life as a School Director.  He went on to serve in several senior leadership positions within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and became a sought-after advisor to numerous policymakers from governors to local officials and everything in between.

“Pat dedicated his life to public service and was a hero to northeastern Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth, and the United States of America.  Really, he was the heart and soul of northeastern Pennsylvania. 

“Patrick J. Solano made a difference.”

Official Statement

Tens of thousands traveled to Washington to protest peacefully. That is their constitutional right. We don’t know who the violent people are yet but that will be determined. What we do know is we are a nation of laws and violence is wrong. I condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms and anyone who engaged in it should be held responsible. Period.

-Chairman Lance Stange Jr.

Fall Dinner 2020

We are happy to announce our Fall Dinner will be held as a joint effort of the Lackawanna and Luzerne County Republican Committees.

Our special guest this year with be ERIC TRUMP!!! Here are the details for the event:

2020 Fall Dinner with special guest


24 October 2020
6:00 p.m. Cocktails

7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

Genetti Manor

1505 Main Street

Dickson City, PA 18519