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Eileen Cipriani easily defeats her Democratic challenger

06.20.14

JUNE 2014, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Edition of The Union News

Eileen Cipriani easily defeats her Democratic challenger

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, May 29th- Retiring Pennsylvania State Representative Phyllis Mundy (Democrat-120th Legislative District) former political staffer and Legislative Assistant for constituent services Eileen Cipriani easily defeated her Democratic party challenger in the May 20th primary election and will now face Republican Aaron Kaufer.

Mr. Kaufer challenged Ms. Mundy two years ago and received approximately 44 percent of the vote. Ms. Mundy is retiring after serving twelve two-year terms in Harrisburg and has “wholeheartedly” endorsed the candidacy of Mrs. Cipriani to replace her.

The labor community will be active in the 120th Legislative District wanting to be able to count on the seat to provide pro-labor legislation support and help defeat anti-union bills in Harrisburg. Ms. Mundy during her time is Harrisburg supported the labor community receiving a high rating by the Pennsylvania American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

The 120th District is made-up of a part of Luzerne County including the townships of Exeter, Jackson and Kingston. Also the boroughs of Forty-Fort, Kingston, Pringle, Swoyersville, West Wyoming, and Luzerne. In 2015 the district will also include the Borough of Edwardsville.

Mrs. Cipriani worked for more than twenty-four years as a Medical Technologist at Nesbitt Hospital and the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Mrs. Cipriani stated during a recent interview with the newspaper if elected in November she would support the labor community and is hopeful union members and their families will vote for her in the November election.