Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Former Easton City Council Prez Endorses Dennis Lieb

Earlier today, I told you Easton smart growth advocate Dennis Lieb is mounting a write-in campaign against Mike Fleck for Easton City Council. Since the Fleckster spends most of his time in Allentown picking up paychecks as King Edwin's campaign manager, he may have forgotten where Easton is located.

Neighbors of Easton is all over this story. Breathing a sigh of relief, blogger Noel Jones tells us all about absentee candidate Fleck. "[H]e met with me after the primary to find out what all our neighborhood meetings (that he had not attended) had been about, and then said he'd circle back around in August to reconnect. Well, it's late October, and I haven't heard a word. I have seen hide nor hair of him, with the exception of one meeting at the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership ... ."

Noel, you can reach the Fleckster at the Allentown Brew Works.

But the big news is that Lieb has already picked up an important endorsement from former Easton City Council President Tim Pickel. Calling Fleck a "train wreck," he is urging one and all to vote, several times if possible, for Lieb.

"As the last West Ward representative on city council, I urge all of my friends and neighbors to vote for Dennis Lieb. I have worked closely with Dennis over the years and am continually impressed with his knowledge of city issues. He constantly educates himself on the issues that will impact our neighborhoods. I would feel proud to have him represent me as a part of Easton City Council."

Update: Easton Republican Committee endorses Lieb, too! That's the word I just received from blogger Noel Jones. Considering that Dennis captured 46% of the vote in the Democratic primary, this is beginning to look like a real race. It's a fleckin' miracle!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Republican committee in Easton hasn't picked a winner in a council race in almost 20 years. Doubt they will now. Fleck ahs this one wrapped up.

Chris Casey said...

I am going to try and contact Bob Freeman and ask what he thinks. I wonder if he supports Fleck?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I had heard Bob Freeman encouraged Lieb to run in the primary.

Anonymous said...

Bob is a loyal Democrat and I am sure will be supporting the entire Democratic tickets not someone endorsed by the Republicans.

Anonymous said...

The ERC endorsement:

"We decided Easton needs someone who is committed to the city, not just playing politics. Dennis has proven his commitment to all residents of the city, whether they be Democrat, Republican, Independent, or those who have become completely disenfranchised from our local political process in Easton over the years. Anybody who has seen him, or heard Dennis's ideas would be behind him. Dennis would provide a sound fiscal conservative voice for our community, which we need to navigate the tough decisions facing Easton."

How can you Dem lever pullers have a hard time with that?

Anonymous said...

Is Bob Freeman still alive? Talk about a guy who's been in the secret bunker. He ought to be replaced by a leader. He's been filling a seat and collecting the check too long. And yes, he'll do what the party tells him. He always does what he's told. His career as a partisan toady is unblemished by any independent decisions.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Unfortunately, that's a valid criticism. I wish he stood up for his eliefs a little more than he does.

The Village Idoti said...

Bernie,

Are you sure this is the correct way to spell his name:

Dennis Lieb

By the way, that was the most boring baseball game I ever watched. I hope the Yankees show up to make it interesting.

Peace, ~~Alex

Bernie O'Hare said...

You got it Alex. Pickel has already cast an absentee. This should be fun.

The Village Idoti said...

Make it two, now!

Peace, ~~Alex

Anonymous said...

Fleck will win with 64% of the vote!

Chris Casey said...

I would like to pount out that two years ago in the borough of Macungie, residents became very irritated after the primary with the un challenged incumbents. They organized three candidates to run as write ins during the last month, and two og them won, each getting around 260 votes. I will go look this up, but I believe that when people are motivated, they will do the damnedest things.