Running for Majority Commissioners to bring Integrity and Transparency to County Government

CHERMAK & GIANNETTA PLATFORM

TRANSPARENCY

  • End back room deals, cronyism and no bid contracts
    • Publicly advertise and post job openings, contracts and vacancies on authorities, commissions and boards
    • Hire, appoint and award at public meetings with votes from all three Commissioners as required by the Sunshine Act
    • Provide prompt responses to right to know requests for public information

GOVERNMENT THAT SERVES ITS CITIZENS

  • End the culture of corruption through honest and open leadership
    • Adopt a non-political hiring policy. Evaluate, hire and appoint based upon abilities, merit, experience and knowledge, not political connections
    • Award contracts based upon qualifications not contributions
    • Enforce equal pay, anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • End wasteful spending, bloated budgets and increasing debt
    • Conduct a comprehensive review of the county budget to determine if residents are being over taxed and if taxes can be reduced
    • Stop unnecessary borrowing and increasing debt
    • Appoint volunteer council of business leaders and educators to fully evaluate the budget, budget process and county operations

ECONOMIC GROWTH & JOB CREATION

  • End the County’s lack of communication to foster economic expansion
    • Meet with economic development organizations on a regular basis to collaborate for business and job growth
    • Create an internship program with local schools, colleges and universities
    • Engage trade union participation in all aspects of economic projects

BRING LACKAWANNA COUNTY INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

  • End the difficulties that residents have with county services
    • Create new County website complete with all forms available and in a fillable format that can be submitted online
    • Provide parking for citizens to access the Globe Government Center to conduct business
    • Send regular paperless Lackawanna County Newsletter so citizens are kept up to date

Meet Chris Chermak

Chris is a father of four with one grandson. A lifelong Republican, he resides in Dalton with his wife Kasey. Growing up Chris worked every job at his family’s auto dealership, Chermak Auto, from cleaning cars to selling cars and eventually running the business. Currently, Chris works for Chermak Services as a Technician. Public service has been a constant in Chris’s life. In addition to having served on the Clarks Summit Planning Commission, he is a longtime member of the Clarks Summit Fire Company and has spent 30 years as a first responder. Chris just finished his 23rd year on the National Ski Patrol at Elk Mountain.

Meet Mike Giannetta

Mike lives in Scott Township with his wife Tina and their two young children. He is currently a Supervisor in Scott Township, where he was just elected to his third term. For seven years, Mike served as a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since his time with the Attorney General’s office, Mike has been a trial attorney for Nationwide Insurance. Mike has deep roots in the community, having sat on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Lackawanna County and as a member of UNICO for over fifteen years.

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