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State Representative candidate Cipriani labor endorsed


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

State Representative candidate Cipriani labor endorsed


REGION, October 3rd- Pennsylvania State Representative 120th Legislative District Democratic candidate Eileen Cipriani is being supported by the labor community throughout Luzerne County and was endorsed to replace retiring Representative Phyllis Mundy by the Pennsylvania American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in Harrisburg.

In the Primary Election held on May 20th, Mrs. Cipriani easily defeated her Democratic party challenger to gain her party’s nomination to face-off against Republican Aaron Kaufer.

Mr. Kaufer challenged Ms. Mundy in 2012 and received fourty-four percent of the vote.

Phyllis Mundy announced in early 2014 she would not seek a thirteenth two-year term representing the 120th Legislative District in Harrisburg, which is made-up of part of Luzerne County including Exeter, Jackson and Kingston Townships. Also, the district includes the boroughs of Forty-Fort, Kingston, Pringle, Swoyersville, West Wyoming and Luzerne.

Because of re-districting, the 120th will include the Borough of Edwardsville in 2015.

Mrs. Cipriani worked for more than twenty-four years as a Medical Technologist at Nesbitt Hospital and the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, but was not part of the bargaining unit at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

She told the newspaper if elected she would support the labor community and is thankful for the endorsement of organized labor.