Having been entrenched with the mission of building a better Wilkes-Barre for the entirety of my high school and collegiate career, I have long worked for positive change in our city. As some of you know, I won the primary election on May 19th, and am now working towards a victory in the upcoming general election on November 3rd. I could not do any of this without the help of my supporters. It is my mission to bring fresh ideas, positive solutions, and community involvement to the Wilkes-Barre City Council by seeking the City Council Seat representing District C.

 

I have been working tirelessly throughout the summer, reporting problem properties and other issues in an effort to make Wilkes-Barre a better place for families to call their home. Cracking down on blighted properties, absentee landlords, crime, and leading by example by enforcing passed legislation will undoubtedly clean up our neighborhoods and drive crime away in Wilkes-Barre. Throughout this process, I will keep an open communication with all residents and will continue to be accessible to respond to each and every concern in a timely manner.

 

District C is unique in the sense that it encompasses both the business hub of the city, our Downtown, along with our neighborhoods of Mayflower and the Heights. As your councilwoman, I will maintain a balance between the downtown and the neighborhoods of Wilkes-Barre. We must recognize the significance of a strong downtown while also recognizing the importance of a strong, community-oriented neighborhood model. I vow to represent each resident of my district equally and will advocate for those who have felt underrepresented in the past. 

 

In order to serve the people of Wilkes-Barre, I must conduct an aggressive campaign. I am a young, active, ambitious member of the community who has a stake in turning our city around for the better. For this campaign to be successful, it will require a strong and organized grassroots organization. With brochures, flyers, and signs to distribute and a sizeable area to canvass, I cannot do it alone. That is why I am turning to the people who know me best, and inviting them to get involved in my campaign and help make a difference in our city.

 

Your contribution, made payable to “Committee to Elect Beth Gilbert”, will give our race a tremendous boost. Your gift of whatever amount you so choose will help me raise the initial funds needed to launch my campaign for the fall. I humbly ask for your support in this great challenge.

 

Thank you in advance for your continued support and encouragement. If you would like to hold a meeting or would like to speak with me directly, please call me at (570) 606-9575 or email me at GilbertforCouncil@gmail.com

 

Best,

 

Beth Gilbert

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2019

As I work through my second campaign season to retain my seat as District C councilwoman for Wilkes-Barre, I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know about my accomplishments during my first term representing the Heights, Mayflower and parts of downtown Wilkes-Barre. I also wanted to share my plans for a second term as councilwoman. After all, the work has barely just begun!

 

As a city councilwoman, I fully supported the Wilkes-Barre City Police Benevolent Association in its successful fight against unqualified and domineering leadership which used intimidation tactics to silence policemen, including unpaid leaves and unfair terminations. Similarly, I supported the Wilkes-Barre City Firefighters IAFF Local 104 when Mayor Tony George began his outdated, expensive, and ineffective fire watches which took firemen away from their jobs and put the city in danger. I also advocated against privatization of our ambulance services and our DPW services.

 

I have consistently voted against all tax and fee increases which adversely affect the working men and women, and their families, in this city. I will continue to fight against all increases that burden our already struggling families and I will continue to demand accountability and frugality from our city government. Our citizens should not be on the hook for the irresponsibility of city leaders.

 

In my first term as councilwoman I also tackled blighted properties by answering each and every tip from citizens and posting about such properties on social media; dissented to the Act 47 proposal by Mayor Tony George which would have plunged our city into financial dependence on the state; enacted video recording of all council meetings; opposed cuts to library services, tech courses, family/consumer science and art classes as well as 37 teacher positions in Wilkes-Barre Area School District; held dozens of city clean-ups in my district; and founded the Heights-Mayflower Residents Association which I still proudly run. I also sought to make Wilkes-Barre a friendly city to all through legislation against discrimination.

 

My goals for my second term include implementing a stronger approach to public safety by increasing funding to our police and fire departments; instituting a resident block captain program; exploring the possibility of police substations located throughout the city; and improving paramedic staffing. I also want to continue our fight against blight by having street lines painted; potholes filled, and our streets and sidewalks cleaned. I am encouraging the city to apply for LSA (local share account) grants to help fund these sorely needed projects. We all want a better quality of life in our city and that begins with addressing these issues.

 

I will continue to exercise fiscal responsibility and demand accountability and transparency from our city government. Additionally, I will continue to hold resident’s association meetings; meet with residents online during my virtual Q&A sessions; answer all phone calls, texts, emails and messages I receive and listen to all residents’ ideas.

In closing, it is entirely possible to improve our city without asking our residents to pay more in taxes and fees. It is my not only my goal, but my duty as an elected official to hold city government accountable and demand fairness and competency from City Hall. In order to serve the people of Wilkes-Barre, I must mount a competitive and far-reaching campaign run at the grassroots level. I cannot do it alone. Your contribution made payable to “The Committee to Elect Beth Gilbert,” will give my campaign a tremendous boost. Whatever amount you decide to give will help me raise the needed funds to secure the primary election in May. I modestly ask for your support.


An envelope and reply card is enclosed. You may also donate to my campaign by visiting https://donorbox.org/committee-to-re-elect-beth-gilbert-district-c-councilwoman.


Thank you in advance for your continued support and encouragement. If you would like to hold a meeting or would like to speak with me directly, please call me at 570-606-9575 or email me at gilbertforcouncil@gmail.com.


Many thanks,

 

 

 

Beth A. Gilbert

April 09, 2019

2015

Beth's Message 2015

 

Having been entrenched with the mission of building a better Wilkes-Barre for the entirety of my high school and collegiate career, I have long worked for positive change in our city. As some of you know, I won the primary election on May 19th, and am now working towards a victory in the upcoming general election on November 3rd. I could not do any of this without the help of my supporters. It is my mission to bring fresh ideas, positive solutions, and community involvement to the Wilkes-Barre City Council by seeking the City Council Seat representing District C.

 

I have been working tirelessly throughout the summer, reporting problem properties and other issues in an effort to make Wilkes-Barre a better place for families to call their home. Cracking down on blighted properties, absentee landlords, crime, and leading by example by enforcing passed legislation will undoubtedly clean up our neighborhoods and drive crime away in Wilkes-Barre. Throughout this process, I will keep an open communication with all residents and will continue to be accessible to respond to each and every concern in a timely manner.

 

District C is unique in the sense that it encompasses both the business hub of the city, our Downtown, along with our neighborhoods of Mayflower and the Heights. As your councilwoman, I will maintain a balance between the downtown and the neighborhoods of Wilkes-Barre. We must recognize the significance of a strong downtown while also recognizing the importance of a strong, community-oriented neighborhood model. I vow to represent each resident of my district equally and will advocate for those who have felt underrepresented in the past. 

 

In order to serve the people of Wilkes-Barre, I must conduct an aggressive campaign. I am a young, active, ambitious member of the community who has a stake in turning our city around for the better. For this campaign to be successful, it will require a strong and organized grassroots organization. With brochures, flyers, and signs to distribute and a sizeable area to canvass, I cannot do it alone. That is why I am turning to the people who know me best, and inviting them to get involved in my campaign and help make a difference in our city.

 

Your contribution, made payable to “Committee to Elect Beth Gilbert”, will give our race a tremendous boost. Your gift of whatever amount you so choose will help me raise the initial funds needed to launch my campaign for the fall. I humbly ask for your support in this great challenge.

 

Thank you in advance for your continued support and encouragement. If you would like to hold a meeting or would like to speak with me directly, please call me at (570) 606-9575 or email me at GilbertforCouncil@gmail.com.

 

Best,

 

 

 

Beth Gilbert

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