Aug 19, 2016

As Allentown Turns


In 2014, I did a series of posts on what I called Life After Pawlowski.  I interviewed and featured both Sam Bennett and Charlie Thiel, who were both interested in the top office of city hall.  An article in today's Morning Call also examines the contenders emerging since the Pawlowski scandal.  I have decided to label the Pawlowski situation a scandal,  because he has yet to be indicted, despite being incriminated. Two more likely candidates have joined the field:  County Commissioner David Jones announced for the office, and City Councilman Daryl Hendricks issues no disclaimer on his ambition.  The main theme of the paper's article is that Pawlowski himself may well run again,  assuming he's still on this side of the iron bars.

The Morning Call has their regulars that they go to for what they consider expertise.  For local political analysis, they call on a Muhlenberg professor.  The professor thinks that Pawlowski could possibly be re-elected, despite the scandal.

today's post was delayed by a slowdown by the blog's production department,  negotiations are on-going. 

photo courtesy of The Morning Call

15 comments:

Scott Armstrong said...

Mike, I agree with the professor, Ed can win re-election. Allentown is that stupid.

Jamie Kelton said...

Did Daryl Hendricks retire on the fat police pension negotiated by Afflerbach ?

Jamie Kelton said...

Pawlowski's constituents are those who live off government checks. Plus there are enough Democrats in the city that either haven't heard of the scandal or don't care about his shenanigans. He represents those people who are enough to re-elect him. Hell last time no Republican ran against him.

Of course he can win re-election IF he gets though the Democratic primary. This is just like Chicago, where the Democratic primary IS the general election.

pathfinder said...

Jamie, Councilman Hendricks did not retire on that pension. He stayed on to help rebuild the department after all those who did retire fled.

michael molovinsky said...

pathfinder@4:35, you're mistaken. all the personnel that stayed on, only did so with the agreement that they would indeed retire under the previous lucrative pension.

Luiz Garcia said...

What about a dark horse. ;-) Someone who reflects the city in his/her roots with a new light of which is not connected. Now wouldn't that be a story?!

michael molovinsky said...

luiz@9:28, yes, i have noticed that you're positioning yourself. best wishes with that.

doug_b said...

Michael: Allentown is fourth on the list of the worst places to start a business.

Follow the link, and scroll down to Allentown - they even have a picture of the PP&L!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-20/10-worst-places-america-start-business

Luiz Garcia said...

Not so fast my lady. The race has just started. You never know.

Luiz Garcia said...

Thank you Sir. I was hoping to lead a decade from now. I returned back home from serving in the Navy and other cities. I wanted to give back as much as I can upon my return. I'm not on my time table, I'm on our Lords time table so lets see what happens. Thanks again for the best wishes.

Jeffrey Anthony said...

When Mr. Garcia is ready to run, I'm ready to help however I can.

Luiz Garcia said...

Thank you my friend. I'm praying every day. Lets what he has in store for us. Together we are stronger.

Paul Fiske said...

Thank You for Serving Luiz,
I am retired USAF, and ready to help you when you decide. I believe I can speak for Steven Ramos as well. He was U.S. Army ...Just say the "word" Brother!!
"The Old Allentown Curmudgeon"....Paul Fiske

Luiz Garcia said...

Thank you Paul! We do need a breath of fresh air. I am very disappointed in all that has transpired. Lets see what happens.

Luiz Garcia said...

And I also thank you for your service! We can never forget those who sacrificed before us!