WILKES-BARRE CITY COUNCIL: Ray Arellano, of Blackman Street, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Wilkes-Barre City Council District B.
Arellano is married to the former Judi Kredler. He is a member of St. Boniface Church and the American Legion and is active in Neighborhood Crime Watch. He is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Emergency Response Team and is a college graduate, U.S. Navy veteran and retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Arellano pledges to refuse any benefits with the council position and would work with the community and Crime Watch to keep voters informed of city issues. His priorities are public safety, drug activity, slum landlords, Section 8 housing and revitalization of the entire city.
LUZERNE COUNTY TREASURER: Gina Nevenglosky of Mountain Top is seeking the Republican nomination for Luzerne County treasurer.
Nevenglosky and her husband, Joe, have been married for 30 years, and they have four children.
She is experienced in business and has been active in her church and school activities.
She pledges to manage the treasurer’s office “honestly, efficiently and consistently” and said taxpayers should expect to have access to all public information.
She has been active with the Republican Party for many years.
WILKES-BARRE MAYOR: Linda J. Stets of Parsons is seeking the Republican nomination for Wilkes-Barre mayor.
A graduate of Luzerne County Community College, she also studied at the State University of New York. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Elizabethtown, and was a corrections officer.
Stets, who is an elected Republican State Committeeperson, is a certified first responder and has an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserves.
She pledges to focus on improving city services, making neighborhoods and parks safer and addressing flooding causes.
WEST PITTSTON COUNCIL: Dominick Aritz, a life resident of the borough, is seeking the Republican nomination for borough council.
A 1967 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Aritz enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served active duty in Vietnam and the Tonkin Gulf. He entered the building trades field as an electrician through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 163 and earned an associate’s degree at Luzerne County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilkes University.
He is active in scouting and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
He has two sons, Dominick Jr. and Patrick.
Aritz served on the Wyoming Valley School Board and was active in community and civic groups.
WEST PITTSTON COUNCIL: Mark Farrell is seeking the Republican nomination for borough council.
He is the son of Mark and Sue Pollard Farrell, and grandson of Warren and Nancy Pollard, West Pittston, and Edward and Deanna Innamorati Farrell, West Wyoming.
A graduate of Wyoming Area High School and College Misericordia, Farrell is associated with Big Top Rentals, where he is the general manager.
Farrell is involved in community and civic endeavors.
WEST PITTSTON COUNCIL: Ron Orth, a 25-year resident of the borough, is seeking a Republican nomination to council.
Orth and his wife, the former Donna Ramage, have two children, Ronnie and Abby.
Orth, a member of the West Pittston Shade Tree Commission, is a 16-year employee of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority.
He is a graduate of Pittston Area High School and was elected for two four-year terms on the West Pittston Republican Committee. He is active with the First United Methodist Church, West Pittston, and St. Mary’s Assumption Church. He is a member of Moose Lodge 1207 and the National Rifle Association.