Apr 27, 2017

Allentown's Mayoral Race

Back in 2014, I wrote several posts on two people who I thought would run for mayor in the next election, Charlie Thiel and Sam Bennett. In addition to writing about them, I also interviewed them, and ran the subsequent posts on this blog.

Move ahead three years and the primary election is upon us. Beyond clarifying that I believe that it's time for Mr. Pawlowski to move on, I decided not to endorse any one candidate. Yesterday, somebody asked me why I didn't attend a recent candidates evening. I don't believe that it's possible to write about so many candidates in an even handed fashion, nor am I motivated to make such an attempt.  Beyond that, I prefer to deal with issues, not personalities. Rest assure that whoever wins this election will clearly know how I feel on the issues facing Allentown.

In the meantime, The Morning Call has been doing extensive interviews with all the candidates. On their page you can read  about how they feel on practically any topic under the sun.


Jamie Kelton said...

I can't get excited by any of the Democrats. None of them are any better than Pawlowski anyway. I like Garcia, but he's not going to win in November.

michael molovinsky said...

jamie@2:28, i'm not sure that he's going to win in may. neither republican candidate is known to that party's local city super voters, however few that may be.

Jeffrey Anthony said...

Well, Mike, I'm happy to announce that earlier today all seven of Allentown's GOP super voters agreed to go with Det. Garcia. Although it might only wind-up being five, since two of the group are over 100.