The Wayne County Republican Committee kicked off of its Election 2012 efforts on Sept. 6 with the grand opening of a Wayne County Republican Victory Center at 922 Church Street in Honesdale.
— The Wayne County Republican Committee kicked off of its Election 2012 efforts on Sept. 6 with the grand opening of a Wayne County Republican Victory Center at 922 Church Street in Honesdale.
U.S. Senator, Patrick Toomey was a special guest at the event.
"Wayne County voters are excited about this election," said GOP Chairman, Michael Lehutsky.
"It was great to have Senator Toomey take the time out of his busy schedule to join us as we opened our new Victory Center to the public."
Senator Toomey was in Honesdale to meet with residents concerned about the marcellus shale drilling moratorium. He made time to rally the crowd at the Church Street campaign headquarters before heading to an event in Pike County.
After touring the facility he thanked the local Republican Committee members and volunteers for their hard work and support. He also emphasized the importance of this fall's national and statewide election.
State Rep. Sandra Major also attended the event. Major, who's currently seeking re- election as Representative from the 111th District encompassing much of Northern Wayne County, commented, "I was very pleased with the voter excitement in Wayne County and the
number of people who came to the grand opening. I think it's a positive sign of the type of voter turnout we can expect in November. It's great to see people take such an active interest in their government."
A number of Wayne County's elected Republican officials were also in attendance for the grand opening festivities as were representatives from the offices of U.S. Congressman Thomas Marino and Gov. Tom Corbett.
The Wayne County Republican Victory Center will serve as a point for the distribution of campaign materials and the coordination of other campaign related efforts including door knocking, voter turnout, meetings, phone calls and coordinating transportation of county residents for purposes of obtaining photo ID or voting at the polls on election day.
The office will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is expected that those hours will expand as the Nov. 6 election draws nearer.
Wayne County residents interested in volunteering or in need of transportation can contact Chairman Michael Lehutsky at 253-3800.