ELECTION LETTERS

Editor’s Note: This Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4 p.m. is the CUTOFF to receive election-related letters, to be published online. (It is too late for them to be published in the print edition of The News Eagle.)

The only exception is that a candidate may reply to a letter posted. Candidate replies must be received no later than Friday May 12 at 4 p.m.

Letters may be sent to pbecker@neagle.com. The word limit for the text of the letter is FOUR HUNDRED. Nothing potentially liable will be considered. All letters are subject to approval by management.

ELECTION LETTERS

Editor’s Note: This Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4 p.m. is the CUTOFF to receive election-related letters, to be published online. (It is too late for them to be published in the print edition of The News Eagle.)

The only exception is that a candidate may reply to a letter posted. Candidate replies must be received no later than Friday May 12 at 4 p.m.

Letters may be sent to pbecker@neagle.com. The word limit for the text of the letter is FOUR HUNDRED.  Nothing potentially liable will be considered. All letters are subject to approval by management.
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LETTER
Mancino backs Shook for supervisor

Dear fellow Lackawaxen Township residents,
Over three years ago, the people of Lackawaxen Township gave me their vote of confidence when they elected me to the Supervisors’ Board.  Since then, I have worked tirelessly to repay that trust by delivering on my campaign promises to make our local government one in which we can all take pride.
Initially, we faced many challenges.  Major changes were needed to a flawed system that had remained unchanged and unchecked for years.  However, it was not a challenge faced alone.  With the election of Tom Cardinale, followed by the appointment of Albert Beisel, we were able to begin working together to implement improvements intended to give you, the taxpayer, a government that would be more responsive, more efficient and better able to handle future challenges that lie ahead.
Supervisor Cardinale’s untimely passing left us with the need to fill two seats in the May 16 primary election.  One of those seats is currently occupied by Albert “Albie” Beisel.  Having worked with Albie for the past 9 months, I can say that he is an outstanding candidate who I wholeheartedly endorse.  His hard work, common sense and support have been crucial to the successes we’ve achieved and I am asking you to vote for him on primary day so that we can continue the progress we’ve made.  
However, this is a job we cannot do alone.  We need a third Supervisor to build a team that will work together for the best interests of the Great People of Lackawaxen Township. Without question, Jeffrey “Jeff” Shook is that man.  Although he’s new to the Board of Supervisors, he brings a wealth of experience.  As a businessman and civic leader, his expertise will help Supervisor Beisel and myself to build upon the improvements we’ve made while continuing to face the challenges of bringing greater efficiency to government services, reducing costs and making our Township a place we can all be proud of and a great place to call home.  This is why I am also endorsing Jeff for the second open Supervisor position.
Lackawaxen Township deserves the best; on May 16, I will be voting for Albert Beisel and Jeffrey Shook.  I sincerely hope that each of you will do likewise so that together, we can form a winning team that combines our leadership, love of Lackawaxen Township and commitment to serving its people to ensure the continuance of good government well into the future.
Sincerely,
Michael “Mike” Mancino
Lackawaxen Supervisor Chairman
Lackawaxen Township – A Great Place To Call Home.
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LETTER
Never ending campaign

To the Editor:
Well Shirley Mansuo is running for Shohola supervisor again. It’s the 5th different campaign she has run. The only constant about Masuo is distorting the truth.
Her recent announcement implies she’s running against me. I did beat her in the Republican primary two years ago by seven votes. I ran a write-in campaign and as he was the only one on the ballot and a majority rejected her. This year she had to conduct a write-in campaign because she could only get nine signatures. You only needed 10 (and she wants to be supervisor.)
She is now running against Greg Hoeper, a good man who is about to be savaged by Masuo and her band of malcontents. As far as the public wants the highest property taxes, tax moneys donated to radical groups to fund outrageous legal challenges. Wasteful spending, constant court battles, elimination of the township park and the family  activities: egg hunt, Pumpkins in the Park and movie night. Replacing an award winning zoning board with a planning board of fanatics who want to control literally everything you do on your property.
The police and zoning officer used to intimidate citizens for criticizing her agenda or a Masuo follower.
Supporting the extremists who want the Park Service to take most of Shohola for an Upper Delaware National Park. Meetings where only her disciples are permitted to speak.
Yes, change direction into a nightmare.
(Signed)
George Fluhr, Shohola, PA