SWOYERSVILLE -- Eileen Cipriani worked in Phyllis Mundy's office for years. After 12 terms, Mundy is retiring.
By a nearly 2 to 1 vote, Cipriani now has the Democratic nod, hoping to fill her boss's shoes in the 120th District covering the west side of Luzerne County.
Cipriani says one of her priorities is reducing property taxes in the Wyoming Valley.
"We also need to tax the Marcellus Shale. I know that the governor candidates and I know Tom Wolf has said that he wishes to tax the shale. I think that's a positive step forward us," Cipriani said.
"Eileen is so well qualified. She has done such a fabulous job with West Wyoming borough and the council of governments on the west side," said Mundy.
Phyllis Mundy says she plans to spend time with her father in Florida, but she's not moving anywhere; she still has work to do in Luzerne County.