Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Bill Scranton's Second Wife Campaigns in Wysox - Good bye Coral Hello Maryla

Daily and Sunday Review - News - 07/01/2005 - Gubernatorial candidate's wife speaks in Wysox: "Gubernatorial candidate's wife speaks in Wysox

In a speech Thursday in Wysox, Maryla Scranton urged Republicans to work to elect her husband, former Lt. Gov. Bill Scranton, as the next governor of Pennsylvania.

Scranton said her husband would work hard to improve the economy in Pennsylvania, would work to reduce the tax burden on citizens, and believes the legalization of gambling will cause a host of social and moral problems for the state.
Scranton delivered her speech at the Bradford County Council of Republican Women's annual banquet, which was held at the Towanda County Club.
At the banquet, a representative of U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum announced that Santorum will be the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to participate in a program that will focus on possible cuts to the federal Community Development Block Grant program. Santorum opposes the cuts.
Bill Scranton had served as lieutenant governor under Gov. Dick Thornburgh from 1979 to 1987.
After serving as lieutenant governor, Scranton moved to California, where he ran a number of successful businesses in the Silicon Valley, said Tim Kelly, a spokesman for the Scranton-for-governor campaign.
Scranton moved back to Scranton, Pa., in the mid- to late 1990s, and then worked for the family business, Kelly said.
In the Republican primary for governor, which will take place in May 2006, Scranton will face state Sen. Jeffrey Piccola of Dauphin County.
Lynn Swann, a former Pittsburgh Steelers star, will also likely run in the Republican primary for governor, Kelly said.
"First and foremost, we need a governor who understands what it is to compete in the global economy," Maryla Scranton said in her speech. "Bill Scranton is the right man for the right time. The governorship is not on-the-job training. Bill Scranton knows how the state works. He's been inside government. He served the state with distinction in times of challenges.
"We live in a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity," she said. "But that is somehow passing Pennsylvania by. It drives us crazy when we hear that Pennsylvania is 45 out of 50 states, or 47 out of 50 states. We look at each other and wonder why."
"My husband's passion is (for an) economic turnaround," she said.
In 1986, Bill Scranton ran unsuccessfully for governor, but lost narrowly to Democrat Robert Casey, Kelly said.
Scranton received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and is the son of former Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton."


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