Sullivan commissioner seeking state House seat

Donna Iannone

LAPORTE — Sullivan County Commissioner Donna Iannone has announced she is seeking the 110th state House seat in this year’s spring primary.

Iannone, a Democrat, said she is running to help improve the lives of those she already represents as commisioner as well as all of the people of the district, which serves Sullivan, Bradford and western Susquehanna counties.

She said she shares the frustration of natural gas leaseholders who are robbed of their royalities.

“For more than eight years, state legislators have not passed a bill to keep natural gas companies from depriving Pa. leaseholders from post-production costs,” she said. “We can change the makeup of our Legislature or we can continue the fruitless fight to lobby our legislators.”

Among her other priorities is fighting the opioid problem and developing better strategies to curb the epidemic.

As a commissioner, Iannone serves as a representative on various committees addressing issues that include children and youth, drug and alcohol, mental health and intellectual disabilities, and public libraries.

She is co-founder of the Sullivan County Back Pack Program and a member of the Sullivan County Health Partnership Committee.

She was selected as the first president of the newly formed Pennsylvania Women’s County Commissioners Caucus.

Iannone holds a master’s degree in business administration from Wilkes University and is co-owner of Colley Pub in Dushore.