Mark Powell declares a victory in Lackawanna County DA race


On Tuesday evening, Democrat Mark Powell declared a victory in the Lackawanna County district attorney race.

It's been about 50 years since the last Democrat was elected to the office in the county.

Powell says he has more courtroom experience than his Republican opponent, Gene Talerico.

The longtime private attorney in Scranton says he comes from a unique perspective, which allowed him to prosecute civil cases, perform criminal defense work, and represent victims.

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