17 Have Applied to become Scranton's Temporary Mayor

July 18, 2019 - 5:33 am

17 people have applied and want to become Scranton’s temporary mayor. Only 16 can be considered because one lives outside of the city. Council will conduct public interviews during a special meeting on Monday beginning at 12:45 pm at City Hall. Council members hope to appoint a temporary mayor even by their regular meeting next Wednesday. That person will fill the office after the resignation of Bill Courtright who  plead guilty to federal corruption charges.   The appointee will serve until the end of the year, when the winner of a November special election will take over and serve until the end 2021.

The list of candidates are:  Joseph Albert, Dennis D’Augostine, John Drobnicki, Wayne Evans, Bradford J. Foley, Karin Foster, Jim Freethy, John J. Keeler, Rashida Lovely, Joshua J. Mast, John J. Sheroda, John R. A. Tarantino, Paul R. Tomczyk,  Stephen Tunis, John (Jay) Walsh, Robert Weber and Thom Welby.

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