WILKES-BARRE — Paul DeFabo, 72, a Wilkes-Barre native and former business owner turned realtor, is throwing his hat in the ring for a seat on Luzerne County Council.
DeFabo, a Republican, said what divides the 11-seat council on some issues has little to do with party lines.
“Running for council is not Republican vs. Democrat… I don’t think that’s a problem,” DeFabo said.
In a press release, DeFabo said conflicts must be resolved by putting personal interests aside for the county’s best interests.
DeFabo served as vice chairman of the county GOP and as a delegate to eight Republican conventions.
From 1976, DeFabo owned Mr. Donut and Curry Donuts coffee shops around Wilkes-Barre and also a Popeye’s Chicken. He took up realty in 2001 and currently works for Classic Properties.
DeFabo also served on the Luzerne County Transit Authority Board of Directors for five years.
“I believe with my extended business background and years of community involvement, I can bring a new and different perspective to council,” DeFabo said in the release.