Republican Laureen Cummings, the first woman to be elected as a Lackawanna County Commissioner, is a life-long resident of Pennsylvania and lives in Old Forge.
As CEO of Lorimar Health Care, a business she has owned and operated for 16 years, Laureen recognizes first-hand the challenges small businesses face in today’s economy. She was awarded the 2003 Businesswoman of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Business Advisory Council. Laureen also served two years as Secretary of the Board of the Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce and was nominated to Who’s Who Among Women.
Long active in regional politics, Laureen works hard to get people involved in politics at the grassroots level and is passionate about educating constituents on the issues. She has attended and spoken at countless public meetings across Lackawanna County and the state of Pennsylvania. She has testified in Harrisburg in support of Pennsylvania “Right to Work.”
Laureen is a Lackawanna County State Committee Woman and a very active member of the Lackawanna County Republican Committee. She is also the current Chairwoman of the 114th Legislative District Republican Committee.
Laureen founded the Scranton Tea Party and also serves as President of the Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women (an organization dedicated to the education of Republican women in Lackawanna County). In 2012, Laureen ran a spirited grassroots campaign for Congress before running successfully for Lackawanna County Commissioner in 2015.
The mother of four grown children and the proud grandmother of four, Laureen is passionate about assuring we leave our children and grandchildren an America of greater opportunity and undiminished freedom. She is currently working on ways to: grow small businesses in Lackawanna County; educate citizens on the prescription drug/heroin crisis in our County and State; and reduce taxes by working with her fellow Commissioners and various County boards to lower costs and trim budget expenditures.