Main Street in Slatington is incredibly attractive, a true historic gem of Americana. Behind that charming architectural veneer are vacant storefronts, poverty and despair. Recently, a primary opponent of the incumbent State Representative appeared on Bobby Gunther Walsh. Gunther asked him why he was running against her, as if she was anointed for life. Over her long reign, she certainly has consolidated power. I learned that Monday evening, when my Meet and Greet at the Legion Hall was canceled. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon on Main Street, learning about the unemployment and rampant disability plaguing present day Slatington. This coming Friday afternoon I have scheduled another Meet and Greet. I look forward to being a voice for those living behind the historic facade, in the reality of Slatington.