Judges Order Bolus Off Ballot In Scranton Mayoral Election; Three Other Challenges Rejected

A panel of Lackawanna County judges today ordered businessman Bob Bolus removed from the ballot for Scranton mayor.

The panel rejected challenges to three of four third-party candidates.

In an opinion issued this morning, the judges allowed candidates former school director Paige Cognetti, City Councilman Kyle Donahue and tattoo artist John Goshleski to remain on the Nov. 5 special election ballot.

In a separate opinion, they ordered Bolus off the ballot.

The ruling means Cognetti, Donahue and Goshleski will remain on the ballot with attorney Chris Cullen, the Democratic nominee, retired elementary school teacher Charlie Spano, the Republican nominee, and two other third-party candidates, writer and activist Gary St. Fleur and downtown pizzeria owner Giovanni Piccolino.

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