May 20, 2015

Bucking The Pawlowski Machine

Despite Pawlowski's PAC, and it spending $50,000 with a professional staff, CeCe Gerlach dominated the school board race yesterday. She came in first on the Democratic side, second on the Republican ticket, for almost one third more votes than Robert Smith, the second highest vote getter. Both CeCe and Robert Smith were independent of the PAC, Citizens for a Better Allentown. School Board candidates are allowed to cross register with both parties, leaving a total field of 7 candidates for the five slots come November. PAC candidates Charlie Thiel, Elizabeth Martinez and Audrey Mathison will also be on November's ballot, with Thiel being the third highest combined vote getter last night. Also moving forward to the general election are Mark Smith and Scott Armstrong.

CeCe ended her long day yesterday working the poll and phone at West Park. Overall, she had fielded about 60 workers, covering every one of the city's polling stations. Mark Smith also ran an organized campaign, his first foray into elected politics. Scott Armstrong, much to the chagrin of the Teacher's Union, Pawlowski's PAC and card carrying liberals, didn't campaign whatsoever.

8 comments:

Dreaming of Justice said...

Go Ce Ce!

Got to love a candidate that is so engaged, out there stirring up the votes til the last minute. That is one way to win an election. Good on her!

Anonymous said...

Maybe there's hope for Allentown after all.

And Hozza won in Whitehall.

Not a great night for "Senator" Pawlowski.

michael molovinsky said...

@5:53, i'd like to leave a little meat on the bone for tomorrow's post, but i don't disagree with you.

Anonymous said...

This is not intended to contribute to the dialogue, On Sunday, my wife and I who live in Florida but are from the Lehigh Valley area for decades returned to Muhlenberg College for our daughters graduation. The parks along Hamilton St and up to the College are pathetic. Such a rag-tag look to what was once a beautiful sight. I cant believe Allentownians can withstand that look.

michael molovinsky said...

anon 11:37, comment off topic, but a pet peeve of mine. it only gets worse as summer progresses. the shore along the lake and stream are not cut until the fall, and then only to control the invasive species. credit the Wildlands Conservancy, and Pawlowski's lack of knowledge about the parks, for the sorry sight.

Anonymous said...

Mike,

Worked all day as usual. My campaign was limited to my service on the board, my public comments as reported in the press, my op-eds, letters to the editor, and radio interviews. If the voters prefer candidates who have the time to knock on their doors and make promises that can't be kept that is their choice. I am fine with that.

Scott Armstrong

michael molovinsky said...

scott, apparently voters do appreciate your efforts on their behalf, including over 900 Democrats yesterday.

Anonymous said...

That was a pleasant surprise.

Scott Armstrong