Pittston resident Philip Gianfarcaro, 65, has announced he is running for Luzerne County Council as a Democrat.
Born and raised in Pittston, he has been married to his wife, Vivian, for 43 years and has two adult children.
A 1970 Pittston High School graduate, Gianfarcaro served in the Army Reserves for eight years and worked for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for 33 years.
He has owned and operated two businesses, Bottom of the Ninth Sports Cards in Duryea and currently Phil’s Clip Joint in Pittston for the last 15 years.
A Pittston Democratic committee member for 12 years and currently the party’s city chairman, Gianfarcaro also helped run the Third District Democratic Committee and has been serving on the county party organization’s executive board for eight years.
Gianfarcaro said he attends all county council meetings to keep up with county business and is running to help control property taxes, balance the budget, correct county prison problems and “help the people of Luzerne County.”