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Old Forge, PA

#1 May 12, 2007
On the ballot
Name: Dominick Andidora
Age: 58
Occupation: Retired police chief, Carbondale Police Department
Education: Benjamin Franklin High School, graduated 1966, and Pennsylvania State Police Academy Municipal Police Academy, 1975
Family: Wife, Kathy; sons, Dominick Jr., 32, David, 31, and Nicholas, 27; daughter, Jamie, 25; four grandchildren
Election issue: Improving infrastructure, public safety and aid to small business owners
Name: Peter Kacer III
Age: 33
Occupation: Self-employed
Education: Sacred Heart High School, 1992; University of Scranton, bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, 2001
Family: Claire Kacer, stepmother; Cathy Depoti, stepsister, and Michelle Doolin, stepsister
Election issue: Putting people first
Name: Justin Taylor
Age: 29
Occupation: City of Carbondale mayor
Education: Sacred Heart High School, 1996; University of Scranton, bachelor’s degree in public administration/public affairs and criminal justice, 2000; Luzerne County Community College, associate’s degree, 2000.
Family: Mother, Bonnie Taylor.
Election issue: To continue the work he has done as city mayor and maintain fiscal responsibility and accountability
On the ballot
Name: Kathleen M. Connor
Age: 57
Occupation: Retired secretary supervisor, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Office of Chief Counsel
Education: St. Rose High School, graduated 1967
Family: Joseph, husband; children, Gretchen, 31, Shawn Joseph, 27
Election issue: Revitalization and finishing projects started with City Council
Name: Eric Farrell
Age: 39
Occupation: Director of technology for igour and owner of The PC Repair Shop, Mayfield
Education: Carbondale Area High School, graduated, 1985; Marywood University, bachelor’s degree in philosophy and social sciences; and Nova Southeastern University, master’s degree in management information systems
Family: Chrissy, wife; sons Bobby Ashby, 20; and Tad, 8
Election issue: Research, planning and a focus on core services
Name: John Gigliotti
Age: 43
Occupation: Director of building site approval department, LTS Builders in Smithfield Township
Education: Carbondale Area High School, graduated 1981; Keystone College, associate’s degree in general science; and Penn State University, bachelor’s degree in physical geography
Family: Glorida, wife; children Rebekah, 12, and John Michael, 10
Election issue: Core values, revitalization of downtown, neighborhoods
Name: Toby Mancuso
Age: 59
Occupation: Owner of Convenient Food Mart and Tony B’s in Heart Lake
Education: Benjamin Franklin High School, graduated, 1965
Family: Ursula, wife; Eric, son, 31
Election issue: Redevelopment and increasing job availability
Name: Joseph “Doc” Marzzacco
Age: 60
Occupation: Podiatrist and co-director of Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center at Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale
Education: St. Rose High School, graduated 1964; King’s College, bachelor’s degree in economics and finance; Temple University, doctor of podiatric medicine degree
Family: Kathleen, wife; children Christopher, 36, Joe, 31, Laura Weckel, 29, Katie, 20
Election issue: Development and maintaining council stability
Name: Anthony Perri
Age: 48
Occupation: Self-employed at Verizon Wireless and More
Education: Carbondale Area High School, graduated 1976
Family: Rachael, daughter, 19
Election issue: Working on already-started and new projects
Name: Mike Wall
Age: 67
Occupation: Security supervisor at The Downs at Carbondale.
Education: Benjamin Franklin High School, graduated 1957
Family: Daughter Shannon, 38, and Monique Mark, 39; stepchildren, Allen Lavery, 42; Joseph Lavery, 44, and Debbie Brady, 45.
Election issue: Reining in spending by City Council and Mayor Justin Taylor and repairing city streets
Name: Steven White
Age: 23
Occupation: Unemployed
Education: Carbondale Area High School, graduated 2002
Family: Parents Lynnae and Terrence White; brother, Brian, 26
Election issue: Improving emergency services
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#2 May 18, 2009
I cannot vote for Eric Farrell....He talks alot without any knowledge or reality. Krazy Crazy Chrazy
native from cdale

Union Dale, PA

#3 May 19, 2009
I find that Eric Farrell tells lies.....No leaderships qualities; period...

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