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LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Help wanted!  Help to run a county.

     Luzerne County officials are looking to fill a vacant seat on the 11 member county council.

     This after council member Ed Brominski resigned for personal reasons.  The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick has our story.

  Luzerne County wants you!.. If you are interested in government or getting involved. This could be your opportunity.

   “We’ve never had a vacancy for Luzerne County Council and we are at the start of our 8th year. It’s the first time we had someone had to resign from his position” Said Tim McGinley, Luzerne County Council Chairman.

 Candidates must meet some basic requirements to be considered.

  “Number one, they have to be a Democrat. Mr. Brominski was a Democrat. They have to be a person who resided in Luzerne County for more than a year. Be 18 year of age. Must be registered to vote since 2015 as a Democrat. They are the major qualifications” said McGinley.

They will also be asked a series of questions such as.

  “There are questions like: you’re going to fill in for a short period of time a little bit less than a year what will be your goals during that period of time. What are you looking to attain if you sit on the

council? Another would be how would you work with other council members. What ideas do you have?” added McGinley.

Mark Rabo of Hazleton closely watches the council’s actions. He suggests these qualifications “I believe it should be somebody who is independent and fair-minded who at least has an understanding in how a home rule form of government.”

   The new council member will fill out Brominski’s term until the end of the year –the seat will be on the spring primary and November general elections ballot.

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