Meet Fran


Frances Kovaleski is seeking re-election to her third (3rd) term as Lackawanna County Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans Court. Prior to her two (2) terms as Register of Wills/ Clerk of Orphans Court, Kovaleski served as Deputy Register of Wills for eighteen (18) years.

Kovaleski is currently in her second (2nd) term as the President of the statewide Pennsylvania Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans’ Court Association, having been elected to said post by the other Register Wills/ Clerk of Orphans’ Court in the sixty-seven (67) counties across Pennsylvania.

” My office sees our taxpayers at some of the most difficult times in their lives; we navigate them through the legal process and do so with respect and compassion. I have dedicated decades to Lackawanna County’s taxpayers and it would be my honor to continue to do so. I offer you experience, knowledge and energy in this position each and every day. ”

Passionate about her office, Kovaleski has overseen and facilitated the transition of the Register’s Office into the digital age, making public records relating to Estates, Marriages and a variety of other filings viewable and printable online. Her office also handles sensitive legal matters such as adoptions and guardianships for the elderly and disabled. Kovaleski also manages all financial aspects of the office including the processing of an average of Fifteen Million Dollars ($15,000,000.00) in annual inheritance tax revenue.

Kovaleski is married to her husband of 50 years, Ken. She is the proud mother of three sons, Kevin, Kenneth and Michael and an even prouder grandmother to nine grandsons. Kovaleski also serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Pennsylvania. She is a founding member and past President of the Society of Irish Women, a past president of St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary and a member and past Executive Board member of the Lackawanna County Federation of Democratic Women. Kovaleski and her husband, Ken, reside in Scranton.

" My motivation to run for re-election is simple. My goal is to provide Lackawanna County taxpayers with exemplary service and efficiency that I have been providing for decades. I have always and will continue to treat each of our customers with individual attention and care. "

Fran By The Numbers

8

Years as Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court

18

Years as Deputy Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court

$1,000,000

Annual Operational Budget

$15,000,000

Collected Annually in Inheritance Tax Revenue

$375,000

Annual Average Profit Generated for Lackawanna County & Taxpayers

Fran's Experience


Current President of the Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court Association of PA

Currently President of Pennsylvania Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court Association.

Governance Committee

Current Member of Governance Committee for Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Guardianships.

Shamrock Heart Foundation

Board Member of Shamrock Heart Foundation of Lackawanna County.

St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary

Member and Past President of St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary.

President of Society of Irish Women

Founding Member and Past President of Society of Irish Women.

Federation of Democratic Women

Current Member and Past Executive Board Member of Lackawanna County Federation of Democratic Women.

Board of Goodwill Industries

Chairwoman of the Board of Goodwill Industries of Northeast Pennsylvania.

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Scranton PA 18501

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